Assemblywoman Luz Rivas Presents $5 million to the Northeast Valley Health Corporation

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LOS ANGELES – Today, Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D – San Fernando Valley) presented $5 million to the Northeast Valley Health Corporation (NEVHC) to address health inequities affecting the 39th Assembly District. The state funds will go towards much needed medical, telehealth and office equipment, in NEVHC’s 17 community health centers.

 “In 2021 alone, NEVHC has conducted lifesaving care to over 50,000 patients from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. To help NEHVC better serve the San Fernando Valley, I secured $5 million through the state budget in order for the health center and its staff to fulfill the needs of its more than 400,000 medical, dental and behavioral patient visits. This state investment will transform the health of the community,” stated Assemblywoman Luz Rivas. “Thank you to the Northeast Valley Health Corporation team, their nurses, doctors and staff, for providing healthcare to the people who need it most.”

“NEVHC has been serving the San Fernando Valley for nearly 50 years since opening its doors in 1973 and a grant of this scale ensures that we continue to provide quality & lifesaving services to residents of San Fernando Valley. NEVHC is beyond grateful for the continued leadership & steadfast commitment that Assemblywoman Rivas has for the residents of the San Fernando Valley. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Assemblywoman Rivas as we continue to broaden access and improve the quality of care in the valley,” said Kimberly Wyard, CEO, NEVHC.

NEVHC is a non-profit and Joint Commission accredited Federally Qualified Health Center. Since the 1970s, NEVHC has made it its goal to provide quality, safe and comprehensive primary healthcare to medically underserved residents of the San Fernando Valley, in a manner that is sensitive to the economic, social, cultural and linguistic needs of the community.

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Assemblywoman Luz Rivas proudly represents the 39th Assembly District, which includes the City of Los Angeles communities of Arleta, Lake View Terrace, Granada Hills, Mission Hills, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Sun Valley, Sunland-Tujunga, Sylmar, and the City of San Fernando.