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Expanding opportunities in America’s cities

The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio



The state’s largest free clinic has seen a steady increase in demand for its comprehensive medical, dental, and community-education services by the working poor. This two-year grant from the Health Clinic Opportunity Fund supports new initiatives to expand the clinic’s reach, support the demands of current and new clients, and shore up programmatic and medical partnerships. 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.