ECMC announced that it has received funding to support 27 new testing sites and three mobile units in key WNY zip codes.

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A grant of $2.3 million from the Delivery Service Reform Incentive Program will support 10 community health center and primary care practice organizations to expand testing, according to a press release sent to me by ECMC. The new testing sites will be located in 17 key zip codes around WNY, including in Buffalo, Amherst and Niagara Falls.

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“The ECMC DSRIP-funded community testing sites program is part of a multi-pronged community-based healthcare initiative designed to support Western New York’s vulnerable, at-risk residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. NYS Medicaid Waiver funding is being used in these vulnerable communities to increase testing and link individuals with primary care. The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionally affecting minority and economically challenged areas due to social determinates of health
that have created underlining health conditions in these communities.” ~ Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD, President and CEO, Erie County Medical Center via a press release from ECMC

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