News & Announcements

SJFMC Celebrates National Health Center Week 2018

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

National Health Center Week celebrations were scheduled from August 12-18 with a series of community events. This year’s theme was, “Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America’s Health Care Heroes.” The week kicked off with our “Honoring Health Center Heroes” luncheon at all eight of our health center sites. Our heroes were revealed and celebrated at the lunch after being nominated by their peers through site-wide elections. The top winner with the most votes became our 2018 Super Hero. This year…

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SJFMC COO Educates Burlington County Health Consumers on 53rd Medicaid Anniversary

Monday, July 30th, 2018

SJMFC COO Esther Carpenter was a panelist at the New Jersey Citizen’s Action “Medicare/Medicaid: Are They At Risk?” event held at the Burlington County Public Library on the 53rd anniversary of these critically important public health programs. Panelists addressed the impact the programs have had, the state of these programs in New Jersey, the people they serve and what’s at risk (for individuals, our health care system and our state budget) should budget cuts and other proposals in Congress be…

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SJFMC’s Free Community Baby Shower Connects Pregnant and New Moms with Resources and Gifts for Their New Additions

Friday, May 11th, 2018

By: Jenny Wagner Burlington County Times, Staff Writer Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers hosts the free event to provide pregnant women and moms of newborns with access to quality care, and to ensure they have information and resources “all babies have an equal chance to live and thrive,” officials said. BURLINGTON CITY — At just 1 month old, Ares Morris is an eater and a sleeper and has already put himself on a schedule, according to his mom, Amani Morris….

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Longtime SJFMC President/CEO Linda Y. Flake Receives NAACP Health Award

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

The Atlantic City Branch of the NAACP honored Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers’ (SJFMC) President/CEO Linda Y. Flake during the 46th Annual Freedom Fund Breakfast. Flake received the Health Award in recognition of her tireless dedication to eliminating disparities in health care. Five other individuals received awards for their work in the fields of business, education, environmental protection and community service. The theme, “We Will Not Be Silent,” called for community members to support and encourage one another in their…

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The Cliff is Fixed! Congress Passes Bipartisan Budget Package With Health Center Funding

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Congress passed a bipartisan spending package that included an additional two years of funding for Community Health Centers, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and the Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program. To add to the good news, we’re also happy to report that health center funding will increase by $600 million over the two-year period; specifically, the Community Health Center Fund will increase from $3.6 billion per year to $3.8 billion in FY18 and $4.0 billion in…

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SJFMC Advocates for the 24 Million who rely on Health Centers During Red Alert – A National Day of Demonstration in Washington

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

By: Toni Granato, New Jersey Primary Care Association Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) patients, doctors, nurses and other advocates will be in Washington, D.C. for a national press conference to discuss the urgent need to reinstate FQHC funding. The “Day of Demonstration -Red Alert for Community Health Centers” Fly-In press conference was held on Tuesday, February 6 at 10:30 AM. The press conference took place at the Capitol Triangle (outside the Capitol Building). Since 1965, FQHCs (also known as Community…

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