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Community Health-In-Partnership Services

St. Louis
$300,000

Awarded

Awarded:
2009

The voluntary free clinic is the only one serving metro St. Louis, where it has been providing health care to uninsured residents for 20 years. A two-year grant from the Health Clinic Opportunity Fund supports the clinic’s operating expenses and helps it meet the increased needs of a patient load that has doubled since 2007. The fund is designed to bridge, build, and sustain the operations of high-performing community health centers serving diverse and vulnerable populations. It targeted free clinics, public health clinics, and designated federally qualified health center look-alikes to meet both the immediate and long-term health needs of their constituents. Priority was given to projects that leverage existing resources, create more effective operating systems, improve efficiencies, and expand and maintain access to health services for vulnerable populations.