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$12 Million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grant Awarded to Urban Health Plan, Inc. (UHP)
Date:12/9/2009

ts," said Congressman Jose E. Serrano, who represents the congressional district that UHP serves.

In addition to increased health care services, the project will also have substantial economic impact. An economic impact study commissioned by Urban Health Plan and conducted by EConsult of Philadelphia, projects that within Bronx County, upfront construction is expected to result in a one-time impact of almost $40 million in total expenditures supporting over 132 jobs and over $4.5 million in earnings, as well as almost $21.5 million in one-time contribution to Gross State Product (GSP). Ongoing operations are expected to result in an annual impact of almost $19 million in total expenditures supporting over 100 jobs.

Within New York State, upfront construction is expected to result in a one-time impact of almost $55 million in total expenditures supporting over 420 jobs. Ongoing operations are expected to result in an annual impact of almost $27 million in total expenditures supporting over 220 jobs.

The new Recovery Act funds are the latest in a series of grants awarded to community health centers, which deliver preventive and primary care services at more than 7,500 service delivery sites around the country to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Health centers serve more than 17 million patients, about 40 percent of whom have no health insurance.

About Urban Health Plan:

Urban Health Plan (UHP) is a network of federally qualified community health centers based in the South Bronx and Queens. Its mission is to improve the health status of underserved communities. In 2008, UHP served 31,000 patients through 171,000 patient visits at four clinic sites, five school-based clinics, and four off-sites. It has served the Hunts Point, Mott Haven and other surrounding communities of the Bronx since 1974.

As a federally qualified health center, UHP plays a vital role in providing health servi
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