New Grants Support Northern Virginia’s Health Safety Net

New Grants Support Northern Virginia’s Health Safety Net

The Northern Virginia Health Foundation (NVHF) has approved $640,000 worth of operating support grants to ensure that the safety net of Northern Virginia can continue meeting the health care needs of low-income families and individuals.

“These grantees provide high-quality health services to people who otherwise might not be able to afford them,” said NVHF President and CEO Patricia N. Mathews.  “Each is a valuable community asset.  These grants clearly are in keeping with the Foundation’s mission to improve health and health care for residents of Northern Virginia.”

Grant awards will be made to the following organizations:

  • Arlington Free Clinic: to sustain the clinic’s new community referral program, with the goal of accepting 100 new patients; and support its growing oral health program new fast-track eligibility process for patients with serious medical conditions. $80,000
  • Arlington Pediatric Center: to support provision of primary care to 3,400 children from low-income families, underwrite costs of the center’s healthy weight management program, and help pay for technical assistance so that APC meet requirements for Medicaid electronic health record incentive payments. $80,000
  • Greater Prince William Community Health Center: for provision of prenatal care. $80,000
  • HealthWorks for Northern Virginia: to establish a co-location model for providing primary care to clients of Loudoun County’s Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Disability Services. $80,000
  • Neighborhood Health: to expand capacity for provision of primary care services in Alexandria and Fairfax. $80,000
  • Northern Virginia Dental Clinic: for provision or oral health services. $80,000
  • Northern Virginia Family Service: for provision of mental health services. $80,000
  • NOVA Scripts Central: to support provision of medications to low-medications and the pharmacy’s health literacy program.

In addition, the Foundation’s Board of Directors has budgeted $65,000 to support strategic partnerships with the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, the Regional Primary Care Coalition, the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, and the Virginia Oral Health Coalition.