Mid-Columbia Health Foundation, the fundraising entity affiliated with
Mid-Columbia Medical Center (MCMC), has been awarded a grant in the amount
of $26,000 for their Proactive Prevention Program, also known as P3.
P3 is in the development phase and was created to provide outreach to medically
underserved populations to assure that they can overcome barriers to accessing
preventative health screenings. Specifically, grant funds will be used
to bring on a new community health worker whose primary job function will
be seeking out such patients in MCMC’s six county service area,
which includes Wasco, Sherman, Hood River and Gilliam counties in Oregon
and Skamania and Klickitat counties in Washington.
Pacific Health Associates, an affiliate of PacificSource Health Plans,
is in its 10th year of providing grants for such programs. More that $5 million has been
awarded over the last decade, all to improve community health by awarding
grants to healthcare organizations in Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Washington.
“P3 has the potential to help identify certain health concerns before
they become issues,” said Celeste Hill-Thomas, Executive Director
of Outreach, Communication & Foundation at Mid-Columbia Medical Center.
“This grant from Pacific Health Associates allows us to get a community
health worker on board to help identify people we might be able to help,”
she adds, “we are extremely grateful for the support.”
For more information about programs that help local patients please contact
the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation at 541-296-7275,
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