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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania

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Aug 21, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced a $1,000,000 federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The Health Resources and Services Administration (an agency of HHS) awarded The Wright Center for Community Health this supplemental funding through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP). RCORP funds multi-sector consortia to enhance their ability to implement a set of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in rural communities at the highest risk for substance use disorder (SUD).

Aug 12, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced $334,000 in federal grants from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Jul 12, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded three grants totaling $6,812,541 to The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, a non-profit consortium focused on training regional medical professionals who go on to serve vulnerable populations.  

May 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced a resolution on Wednesday to designate May as National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month.

Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the nation. More than 80,000 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer this year alone, and over 17,000 will die due to the disease, according to estimates from the National Cancer Institute.

Mar 21, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Scranton Primary Health Care Center Inc. received $1,586,006 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Center Cluster grant program.

Established in 1978, Scranton Primary Health Care Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, offers quality primary medical and dental care at a reasonable cost to all persons in the community, including those who are underinsured and uninsured.

Jan 15, 2019 Press Release

Honesdale, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded a $1,574,961 Health Center Cluster grant to Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers. The Health Center Cluster Grant provides for expanded and sustained national investment in health centers.

Dec 27, 2018 Press Release

Wilkes Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency (HHS) has awarded a $3,074,309 grant to Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern PA in Wilkes-Barre. 

Dec 6, 2018 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded three grants totaling $11,930,201 to The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education (WCGME).  

Nov 14, 2018 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development division awarded The Wright Center a $463,223 Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant to enable doctors to communicate with patients via electronic technology. This is part of USDA’s Rural Development’s broad portfolio of programs to improve the lives of rural Americans.

Nov 14, 2018 Press Release

Bethlehem, PA – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development division awarded a $401,679 Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant to the St. Luke’s Hospital of Bethlehem to provide telemedicine for critically needed specialty care and disease management to a potential 143,573 rural residents who need higher quality medical services. This is grant of USDA Rural Development’s broad portfolio of programs to improve the lives of rural Americans.