Grants make a difference in the health of Hampton Roads residents
Norfolk, VA (February 11, 2013) – No longer able to pay for her prescription medications, Betty Slagle turns to Western Tidewater Free Clinic in Suffolk, which helped 1,360 low-income patients last year thanks in part to a $25,000 Sentara Healthcare Foundation grant.
“I would be in a world of hurt without them,” Slagle says.
Sentara Health Foundation is dedicated to responding to community need through grants provided to organizations which share the mission of improving the health of the Hampton Roads community. For 2013, Sentara Health Foundation has awarded 27 grants totaling $601,800 to organizations promoting health and wellness from Virginia Beach to the Eastern Shore.
For over 10 years, the Foundation has provided leadership, resources, and advocacy to ensure quality care for the health of our patients and the health of Hampton Roads community at large.
Sentara Health Foundation Community Recognition Grants to be funded in 2013:
Direct Patient Care
Clinics and Community Health Centers - Southside
- Beach Health Clinic - $25,000 – To support operations serving the medical needs of the indigent and uninsured working population of Virginia Beach.
- Chesapeake Care, Inc. - $25,000 – To support operations serving the medical needs of Chesapeake residents and dental needs of the indigent and uninsured working population in Greater Hampton Roads.
- Park Place Health and Dental Clinic - $25,000 – To support their dental clinic which serves low-income Norfolk residents without dental insurance.
- Hampton Roads Community Health Center, Inc. - $68,000 – To support operations serving the populations of Norfolk, Portsmouth and surrounding Hampton Roads area regardless of ability to pay.
- Western Tidewater Free Clinic - $25,000 – To support operations serving the medical needs of the indigent and uninsured working population of Western Tidewater.
Clinics and Community Health Centers - Peninsula
- Community Free Clinic of Newport News - $25,000 – To support the pharmacy operations of the clinic serving the indigent and uninsured working population of the Peninsula.
- Peninsula Institute for Community Health (PICH) - $30,000 – To support the clinic’s dental program, which provides preventive dental care as an intervention to reduce and improve the health status of residents.
- H.E.L.P., Inc. - $17,000 – To provide support to the H.E.L.P. Dental Clinic initiative, which provides dental care to uninsured, low income persons in Hampton.
- Lackey Free Clinic - $22,000 – In support of the Basic Health Services and Pharmacy Expansion Project, serving hypertension patients and providing pharmacy staff assistance.
- Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic - $25,000 – In support of the clinic’s oral health initiative which provides oral health care to uninsured adults in Gloucester and Mathews County.
- Olde Towne Medical Center - $25,000 – To support the Pediatric Dental Clinic which serves children that are medically indigent and uninsured, and those with Medicaid.
Access Partnership - $75,000 - To support the Community Access to Care Program, a voluntary coordinated care program which aims to improve the health of uninsured, low-income persons receiving primary care at a safety net provider site.
Boys and Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula - $18,000 – To support the Smart Smiles at the Dentist program which improves access to dental care for low-income children and youth.
Catholic Charities - $15,000 - To support the Training and Therapy for the Uninsured program which offers short-term counseling services to uninsured adults in southeastern Virginia.
Center for Sexual Assault Survivors - $5,000 – To support the patient care program which provides counseling services to children and adults who have experienced sexual trauma.
Chesapeake Health Investment Program - $12,000 – To provide dental varnishing to infants and pre-school children, and to provide dental health education and dental hygiene materials to low-income children and their parents.
ForKids, Inc. - $25,000 – To improve the health status of homeless families by providing them with the following: medical case management services; assistance with medical, dental and mental health care and prescriptions; and transportation.
Ghent Area Ministry $10,300 – To support the Health Services program, providing short-term financial assistance for uninsured, under-insured, low-income adult residents of Norfolk, who need assistance with prescriptions, basic emergency dental care, and basic vision needs.
Mother Seton House t/a Seton Youth Shelters - $15,000 – To support their crisis counseling, group counseling and case management services for at-risk youth and young adults.
Office of Human Affairs – $12,500 – To support the Resource Mothers program in Newport News, assisting pregnant and parenting teens with mentoring, encouragement and support services to ensure they give birth to healthy babies and become successful parents.
People in Need Ministry - $10,000 – To support PIN in their mission of providing Virginia Beach homeless individuals with basic medical care by utilizing volunteer doctors and nurses
RxPartnership - $15,000 – To support their efforts of connecting Hampton Roads free clinics and community health centers with pharmaceutical partners which donate prescription medications in bulk.
St. Columba Ecumenical Ministries, Inc. - $12,000 – To support the Prescription Program, which assists Norfolk homeless individuals with their medications while long-term resources are established.
The Up Center - $8,000 – To support the expansion of the Trauma Informed Care Mental Health Services program, which addresses medical health needs of Hampton Roads victims of domestic violence, homelessness, child abuse, military deployments and other trauma.
Union Mission Ministries - $30,000 – To support the Wellness Program, healthcare coordination after hospital discharge for homeless individuals in Hampton Roads.
Virginia Supportive Housing - $22,000 – To support their efforts in providing mental health support services to South Hampton Roads tenants who have long-term, severe psychiatric disabilities.
Williamsburg Area Faith in Action - $5,000 – To support their medical transportation program, providing transportation to seniors and adults with a chronic illness or physical disability.
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