United States

In 2020, HDI partnered with the China Construction Bank (CCB) New York Branch to arrange for 10,000 protective masks, 2,000 face shields, and 200 infra-red thermometers to be distributed to community health centers and its frontline workers in Newark and Jersey City in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.This crucial medical equipment was to help protect medical workers at community health centers and allow them to continue to serve their communities safely. The Newark Community Health Center (NCHC) is one of the largest providers of comprehensive primary care services for uninsured and medically underserved populations in one of the country’s most populated areas. NCHC served 51,609 patients in Essex County in 2019. The Metropolitan Family Health Network (MFHN) meets the needs of the underserved in the community regardless of their ability to pay.