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Mucarsel-Powell Applauds NEW Federally-Funded Mobile Medical Van Serving Underserved Communities In South Florida

Press Release

Date: July 24, 2020
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the bipartisan Congressional Coronavirus Task Force, applauded Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) for inaugurating a mobile medical van that will provide healthcare services to the underserved communities of South Florida.

"I'm so proud to see federal dollars bringing essential health care to underserved communities in my district, including Kendall and Homestead," said Mucarsel-Powell. "Ensuring that everyone in our community can access quality care has always been a top priority of mine, and funding community health centers like CHI is an essential part of reaching that goal. As South Florida continues to be the global epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, I will continue to advocate for federal resources to be surged to our community to effectively combat this crisis and get South Floridians the care they need."

"We are living through a tumultuous time, especially with COVID-19 and with the inequality of healthcare services for all people," said Brodes H. Hartley Jr., President/CEO of Community Health of South Florida, Inc. "This new mobile medical van provides an opportunity to address that inequality, especially for those hard to reach groups. We have always believed in going beyond the health center walls to care for our community."

The federally funded mobile medical van will have a team of highly qualified providers using top of the line equipment to offer primary care, pediatrics, and mental health services for adults and children. It will service local South Florida housing complexes and will also conduct homeless outreach.