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PA Health Department Awards Community Primary Care Challenge Grants
Date:11/2/2007

R'S NOTE: The grant recipients are as follows:

Fayette County

Wesley Church Health Center, Inc., $96,799, will increase access to primary care services by increasing the hours of the existing primary care practitioner, hiring a part-time medical assistant and purchasing equipment to perform patient screenings on-site and in the community.

Lancaster County

Southeast Lancaster Health Services, Inc., $150,000, will expand access to primary care services by adding two full time primary care practitioners.

Lycoming County

Divine Providence Hospital, $150,000, will improve access to primary dental services by adding a dentist at the Susquehanna Dental Center.

Mercer County

Primary Health Network, $150,000, will increase access to primary care services at its Jamestown site by adding a full time internal medicine physician.

Northampton County

St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network, $149,995, will increase access to primary care and dental services at the Donegan Family Center by adding a primary care practitioner, dentist, and supporting staff.

Perry County

Sadler Health Center, Inc., $150,000, will increase access to dental services by establishing a new dental clinic in Loysville.

Philadelphia County

Philadelphia Department of Public Health, $150,000, will expand access to dental by adding a part-time dental hygienist and dental assistant at two health care centers in the city.

To Our Children's Future with Health, $150,000, will expand access to primary care for children served through after school programs within the Haddington Community Health Project and the Nicetown-Tioga Improvement Team collaborative.

CONTACT: Larissa Bedrick

(717) 787-1783


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