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Impact Report – Health and Access to Healthcare

HCHF Funded Nonprofits and Organizations that focus on Health and Access to Healthcare

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AWAKE, Inc. – Supported specialized medical examinations for child abuse victims.

Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic – Strengthened dental health services for low-income and uninsured patients.

Cashiers Glenville Fire Department – Purchased six new air packs to support the health of our fire fighters.

Clay County Public Health Department – Strengthened community emergency transport services by providing state of the art ambulance equipment, including automated CPR devices.

Clay County Governing Board – Supported the expansion of the Clay and Cherokee County Mobile Dental Program.

Clay County Department of Social Services – Funded the program “Combatting Secondary Trauma Among First Responders”.

Community Care Clinic of Franklin – Funded primary care services for low-income and uninsured patients.

Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers – Funded a Capacity Building Grant to develop a program for access to diagnostic imaging, lab and other outpatient testing services recommended by the clinic’s medical professionals for low income and uninsured patients.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Center of Highlands – Funded a Capacity Building Grant to increase access to critically needed behavioral health services.

Glenville-Cashiers Rescue Squad –  Funded the purchase of a 6×6 All Terrain-Vehicle to increase safety for EMS squads during remote, wilderness rescues.

Hospice House Foundation of WNC – Funded the capital campaign to complete the hospice inpatient facility in Franklin, NC.

KIDS Place – Funded increased access to mental health treatment for child victims of abuse and their caregivers.

Macon County EMS – Strengthened community emergency transport services by providing state of the art ambulance equipment, including automated CPR devices.

Meridian Behavioral Health Services – Funded the purchase of three vehicles to aid in the transportation to mental health services for patients in Western North Carolina.

Mountain Area Health Education Center – Funded the expansion of the COVID-19 Educational Materials to migrant farmworkers alongside Vecino’s Health.

Mountain Area Pro Bono Health Services – Funded Telehealth Physical Therapy program to be used by uninsured individuals in Jackson County.

REACH of Macon County – Supported Behavioral Health Therapy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Currently 100% of shelter clients have access to a mental health provider.

Smoky Mountains Outreach Foundation – Funded increased access to dental services for 55 new veterans participating in the VET SMILES program.

Southwestern Community College – Funded the purchase of a new Simulation Mannequin for students in their Health Science Programs.

Swain County Health Department – Increased access to a nutrition program for 32 new senior citizens in Swain County.

Vecino’s Farmworker Health Program -Provided funding for a new mobile health services clinic for indigent and uninsured migrant farmworkers.

Warrior Survival School – Supported Resiliency Training for Veterans and First Responders in Macon and Jackson Counties.