New Jersey Receives $21.8M Federal Boost for Medical Education and Research

New Jersey Medical Education Funding

New Jersey Receives $21.8M Federal Boost for Medical Education and Research

August 23, 2023 – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, both Democrats from New Jersey, unveiled a substantial $21.8M in federal grants aimed at enhancing various facets of healthcare in the state. These funds, sourced from the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are set to benefit universities, medical centers, local school boards, and head start centers.

Senator Menendez remarked, “These federal funds will improve access to quality, affordable healthcare for millions of New Jerseyans across the state. When investments are made into the education and medical research necessary to save lives and end suffering, we are investing in our country’s present and future.”

Senator Booker echoed the sentiment, stating, “This vital federal investment will improve the health and well-being of all New Jerseyans. It will strengthen research and programs that address issues such as substance abuse and addiction and bolster our public-health infrastructure.”

Among the grant recipients is Rutgers University, which garnered funds for diverse projects encompassing advanced nursing education, alcohol and aging research. Additionally, organizations such as the Center for Family SVCS, Inc. and the Northwest New Jersey Community Action Program, Inc. have received substantial allocations for head start initiatives. Dental Reimbursement Programs also witnessed funding across various institutions, promoting dental health across the state.

With such federal backing, New Jersey is positioned to make significant advancements in healthcare, from pioneering research to foundational community programs.