PARSIPPANY — Representative Sherrill (NJ-11) visited Zufall Health Center in Morristown to mark National Health Center Week. Zufall is part of a nationwide network of locally-run health centers that serve more than 28 million people nationwide. Health centers are on the front lines of national public health challenges – whether caring for veterans, providing opioid addiction treatment, addressing mental illness, or responding to natural disasters.
“Health Centers are critical resources for families in our community and across the country,” Representative Sherrill said. “Zufall Health Center in Morristown provides a wide range of medical, dental, and wellness services regardless of ability to pay, including pediatrics, HIV testing, cancer screenings, sexual assault support services, and so much more. Their mobile services reach directly into the community with vital medical and dental screenings that many would never access otherwise. The theme of this year’s National Health Center Week is ‘Rooted in Community,’ and Zufall lives that example every day.”
Sherrill has been a champion of health centers in Congress. Last week, her bipartisan family health information center legislation, the Family-to-Family Health Information Center Reauthorization Act of 2019, passed the House and Senate and has been sent to the president’s desk for a five-year reauthorization.
Sherrill said last week: “I am proud that both the House and Senate unanimously agreed to support Family-to-Family Health Information Centers, and I urge the President to swiftly sign this bill into law. Family-to-Family Health Information Centers provide families of children with special healthcare needs with the tools and assistance necessary to effectively navigate our nation’s complex health care system. The continuity of funding provided through this bill will enable F2F HICs to retain experienced staff, engage in future planning, and continue to empower and support children and families in New Jersey and across the country.”