Escamilla joined a bipartisan group of elected officials and organizations submitting letters of support to bolster NCHP’s grant application. In a letter to Escamilla, Albert Moreno, NCHP chief executive officer, wrote:
“Without a doubt, your letter of support and ongoing dedication to assist our veterans and families proved to be major factors in National Community Health Partners being awarded funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs.”
Escamilla said he is pleased the grant will have such a broad impact.
“This will go a long way in helping our veteran community,” he said. “The amount of services that NCHP can offer with this grant is both impressive and inspirational. I am honored to have played a part in helping the organization get this funding.”
NCHP is based in Tucson and was founded in 1984 to address the health needs of border populations. NCHP now houses more than 70 public health programs and services. It also provides educational services to minority and underserved populations in 46 states and three U.S. territories. For more information on NCHP, go to www.nchponline.org.