In November 2013, Potomac Health Foundation awarded Health Safety Net grants
to 9 agencies totaling $1,034,919.00. A project description is
available in the table below.
|Agency Logo||Program Description||Grant Award|
|Greater Prince William Community Health Center|
The Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive primary care and preventive
care, including prenatal, oral and behavioral health services to persons of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay or
health insurance status.
The Center is a critical component of the health care safety net and expands access by providing “open access”
unscheduled visits, emergency dental and high risk prenatal services with sliding fee discounts to eligible patients.
|Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic|
Access to health care and healthy communities go hand-in-hand. The Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic and its team of over
600 volunteers provide services such as primary and specialty care, women's health, mental health, nutrition education,
and physical therapy. Additionally, our on-site, licensed pharmacy provides access to prescription medications. Patients
have access to free diagnostics (including surgery and chemotherapy) through our essential community partners.
Manassas Midwifery has expanded its Centering Pregnancy® program, an evidence-based innovative model of group
care shown to improve birth outcomes, successfully in the Dumfries area and have established ourselves as the first
Centering Parenting® provider in Virginia which has offered a continuum of care for mother and baby through the first
year of life. We desire to continue this success by increasing access to our Centering programs and the other services
provided at our office.
|National Capital Poison Center|
NCPC strengthens access to health care by providing immediate, 24/7, free, expert medical guidance by phone, without
prejudice, optimizing medical outcomes in poison emergencies. Immediate access to this service allows poisoned
patients to make informed decisions -- they do not need to seek unnecessary care in emergency rooms nor delay lifesaving
intervention. NCPC services minimize the severity and cost of treating poisonings, free emergency rooms and
ambulances for true emergencies, and shorten hospital stays.
|NOVA ScriptsCentral, Inc.|
Prescription Medications for the Low-income Uninsured. During the 2014 grant year
NSC will provide access to medications for 1,100 low-income uninsured patients at 5
clinics in the PHF catchment area. 28,500 months of medications valued at $2.3
million will be dispensed to patients who reside in the PHF catchment area. NSC will
submit 650 PAP applications to the pharmaceutical companies for medications NSC
does not stock and will provide ‘bridge’ medications to tide a patient over until PAP
medications are received.
|Pediatric Primary Care Project|
The mission of the Pediatric Primary Care Project (PPCP) is to place uninsured
children (0-18 years) in “medical homes” for the purpose of meeting their primary
health care needs. Through the support of Potomac Health Foundation we are able to
serve 161 children in the service area.. Last year PPCP received over 4,000 phone
calls. Early intervention and providing access to early health care prevents larger
costs to the family and to the locality.
|Prince William Area Free Clinic|
The Prince William Area Free Clinic (PWAFC) will increase access to medical care
for uninsured indigent residents of Prince William County.
Rx Partnership seeks to address the critical health need of access to care – specifically
increasing the speed, efficiency and types of medication available as an important
element of the comprehensive care provided by local clinics to the significant number
of uninsured Virginians in the Potomac Foundation service area.
|Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center|
This project consists of two mobile clinics that go out into the community to improve
access to care for the medically underserved, uninsured, low income population of our
community. We reach out to them rather than ask them to come to us. This makes
access easier for those who have no transportation. We are in their own backyards.