Sentara Health Foundation Awards 12 Organizations More than $145,000 in Grants
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Sentara Health Foundation Awards 12 Organizations More than $145,000 in Grants 

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Norfolk, VA - April 15, 2003 - The Sentara Health Foundation recently awarded $146,238 in grant money to support community programs and services in Hampton Roads.

For more information on submission deadlines or to download a Sentara Health Foundation grant application, visit www.sentara.com/news/foundation_grant.htm. The primary focus of Sentara Health Foundation, established in 1998, is to identify health-related needs that have not been met in the community and to address them and enable solutions.

The Foundation accepts grant requests from organizations that demonstrate an ability to make an impact in any of the Foundation's current priorities: 
 Access to basic health care services; 
 Programs and services that improve pregnancy outcomes; 
 Cardiac health initiatives; 
 Services and programs for the frail and at-risk older Americans.

Organizations that received grants during this latest round include:
 Beach Health Clinic, VA Beach - $35,946 to enhance access to prescription medication for uninsured and underinsured residents suffering chronic disease. 
 Chesapeake Care Free Clinic, Southside - $25,000 to provide free dental care to uninsured patients in Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach, Suffolk, and North Carolina. 
 Portsmouth Community Health Center, Portsmouth/Norfolk - $24,917 to increase access to pharmacy through pharmacy technician and Pharmacy Connection software. 
 Seton House, Regional - $10,000 to provide in-school and outreach counseling to prevent homelessness among high-risk teens in South Hampton Roads. 
 CHIP/Healthy Families Chesapeake - $10,000 to provide a community-based family resource and prenatal education to medically underserved mothers in South Norfolk and Chesapeake. 
 Judeo-Christian Outreach Center, Southside - $9,000 to expand health case management for shelter and soup kitchen clients in South Hampton Roads. 
 American Red Cross Dental Clinic, Norfolk - $7,400 to expand access to essential dental health care to the underserved population in Norfolk with enhanced fiber optic equipment.
 Hampton Ecumenical Lodgings and Provisions, Inc., Hampton and Newport News - $6,500 to provide primary and preventive health care to residents.
 Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina - $5,000 to improve Emergency Medical Services to individuals on chronic medication through the distribution of File of Life packets designed to inform EMS of medication use. 
 Making a Difference Foundation, Regional - $4,875 to provide language-specific health education to lower the risk of certain diseases prevalent in the Hispanic population. 
 Child & Family Services, Portsmouth - $4,000 to provide case management for additional families with a high potential for abuse in Portsmouth. 
 Commonwealth of Virginia State Triad Executive Board, all cities in National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Regional - $3,600 to provide transportation assistance to medically related appointments for MS clients in Hampton Roads.



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