CLEVELAND, OH– Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) led a healthcare roundtable discussion with Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP) patients and staff as NFP celebrated the grand opening of their fourth community health center location in Cleveland. Brown spoke with patients and NFP staff about the importance of community health centers in providing vital health services to Ohio communities.
“Community health centers are a critical partner in our healthcare safety net,” said Brown. “Health centers like NFP keep Ohioans healthy and strengthen the communities they serve. I appreciated meeting with patients and staff to hear their ideas on how to improve local health and to celebrate NFP’s new facility.”
In September 2015, Brown announced funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Infrastructure Investment Program for NFP, which helped the organization purchase and renovate their new center. NFP’s new 6,400 square-foot facility will serve more than 4,000 patients annually with 12 newly-renovated patient rooms.
Brown has held more than 300 roundtable listening sessions across Ohio's 88 counties with students, local leaders, business owners, educators, workers and families to find ways to rebuild and strengthen our economy.