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Congressman Andrews Announces $600,000 Grant to Hire and Train Health Care Navigators
Aug 23, 2013
Haddon Heights, NJ – This week, Congressman Andrews announced a $600,000 federal grant has been awarded to the Center for Family Services, Inc. to help deliver affordable health care to South Jersey families. The grant money will be put towards creating jobs and educating residents about their health care options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and providing individuals and families with the tools they need to obtain quality, affordable care. These Navigators are trained health care experts that act as guides to ensure that everyone in New Jersey will have access to important information about the wide variety of health care options and support in choosing a health care plan that fits them.
The Center for Family Services, Inc., a non-profit human services agency that supports over 90,000 people annually throughout South Jersey, will use the grant to hire and train staff to provide quality health care advice. The navigator staff will be available to guide the residents of South Jersey through the Health Insurance Marketplace this fall and ensure that they pick the plan that is right for them. Additionally, navigators will also be able to reach out to residents with limited mobility and with difficulty visiting one of the Center’s offices so that all residents will have access to this valuable resource.
“We welcome these new jobs to the district that will help our constituents make informed decisions about their healthcare,” said Congressman Andrews. “The roll of Navigators will undoubtedly be crucial to ensuring that South Jersey has access to affordable health insurance.”
For those interested in learning more about navigator services, please contact Congressman Andrews’ district office at (856) 546-5100.