2014 HSN Grants Awards

In November 2013, Potomac Health Foundation awarded 9 Health Safety Net (HSN) Grants to 9 agencies – for a total amount of $1,034,919.

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Program Description

Target Beneficiaries

Grant Award

   Greater Prince William Community Health Center

Integrated and Coordinated Health Care Home

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.




The Center served 8,598 unduplicated patients in CY2012.  The estimated uninsured for ages 0-64 for PWC is 57,972 with an estimated 55,196 defined as low income in the PHF catchment area.







Lloyd F. Moss Free ClinicGeneral Operating Funds

Access to health care was recently identified as the primary issue to be addressed by the Fredericksburg region’s Healthy Communities Partnership. Virginia’s Planning District 16 is home to approximately 16,000 uninsured adults who are identified as having a household income below 200% of the Federal poverty level.



Low-income, uninsured North Stafford residents.  From July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, 261 North Stafford residents received care at the Moss Free Clinic).




NOVA ScriptsCentral, Inc.Improving Health Access in PW, Stafford and Lorton:  Prescription Medications for the low-income uninsured

Providing access to medications for low-income, uninsured patients at 5 clinics in the PHF catchment area.  Medications 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.



In the PHF catchment area from October 1, 2012 to July 31, 2012, 943 qualified patients referred for medications by 5 partner clinics/providers, all were at or below the federal poverty level with no healthcare insurance.





Pediatric Primary Care ProjectKids Connect

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.  Early intervention and providing access to early health care prevents larger costs to the family and to the locality.



PPCP is currently serving over 600 kids in Prince William County.  Of those, 161 sit with PHF’s catchment area. 





Rx PartnershipMedication Access for the Uninsured

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 PHF service area.



In the past year (7/1/2012-6/30/2013), MFC and NSC served approximately 3,400 unduplicated patients.  The number of patients served locally by MFC and NSC represents 21% of the total number of patients receiving RxP medication statewide.





Sentara Northern Virginia Medical CenterFamily Health Connection Mobile Clinic

The Moss Free Clinic provides a wide range of health care services and puts particular emphasis on prevention and individual patient education, as well as providing early intervention, to prevent and/or treat illness and disease.



This project reaches out to the residents of eastern Prince William and north Stafford counties in the Potomac Health Foundation service area.  It serves the uninsured residents making less than 200% of the federal poverty level.  100% of our client base meet these criteria.






Manassas MidwiferyImproving Birth and Early Childhood Outcomes through Centering Health Care

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 itself 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.


Target population will consist of women and children in the Eastern Prince William County area, Stafford County, Woodbridge and Manassas. We expect that 74% of our clientele will be below 200% of the federal poverty level.  60% of our patients will participate in Centering Pregnancy® and/or Centering Parenting® programs. Individuals with financial or other barriers to accessing the care offered will be targeted.







National Capital Poison CenterPoison Control Services to Foundation’s  Service Area

Immediate, 24/7 access to free, expert medical guidance in poison emergencies provided by the Poison Center (NCPC) will optimize patients’ poisoning outcomes.  By calling NCPC, poisoned patients will be able to make informed decisions — they will not seek unnecessary care in emergency departments nor delay life-saving intervention. NCPC services minimize the severity and cost of treating poison exposures, free emergency departments and ambulances for true emergencies, and shorten hospital stays.



Free guidance to all residents and health professionals in PHF’s service area.  NCPC’s service area is 5 million.  In FY14, an estimated 3,000 people in PHF’s service area will call for help. Children younger than 6 years will comprise half of the patients; adults and seniors comprise the other half.





Prince William Area FreePrince William Area Free Clinic Unified Health Center

The Prince William Area Free Clinic (PWAFC) will increase access to medical care for uninsured indigent residents of Prince William County.



The PWAFC serves uninsured residents of Prince William County (PWC) meeting 125% of the state poverty guidelines. In 2012, there were 1,695 uninsured, below 200% of the federal poverty level – 70% of the PWAFC’s overall client base.