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Henderson County women’s health project receives part of $730,000 grant

by Rob Bradley, WLOS

Photo by WLOS staff

“Health, hope and healing for survivors of trauma.”

That’s how Judith Long, director of The Free Clinics, described the Phoenix Project, which got a big boost by receiving a portion of a $730,000 Duke Endowment Grant.

The grant was announced by Park Ridge Health, soon to be AdventHealth, Tuesday and will fund several facets of the project over the next three years, in addition to two other related projects.

Read more and watch the segment at WLOS.com

12/19/18

Park Ridge Health, in partnership with Safelight and The Free Clinics, has been awarded a $730,000 Duke Endowment Grant to help fund the Phoenix Project

Park Ridge Health, in partnership with Safelight and The Free Clinics, has been awarded a $730,000 Duke Endowment Grant to help fund the Phoenix Project

The grant creates a new model of care for survivors of trauma, known as the Phoenix Project. The project will utilize the services of the Park Ridge Health Flat Rock providers and a dedicated case manager at The Free Clinics to provide whole-person care for survivors of trauma such as sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking, among others.

Read more at BlueRidgeNow.com

12/18/18

A Free Clinic Builds “Bridges to Health” by Treating the Whole Patient

Photo by RWJF staff

“How one rural clinic addressed its patients’ complex health and social needs successfully—and cut emergency room use and costs drastically.”

Recently, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (the largest health philanthropy in the US) visited The Free Clinics for an in-depth look at our innovative, patient-focused and patient-driven programs, such as Bridges to Health and HealthWays.

Read the resulting article at the RWJF blog, “Culture of Health”.

12/5/18

Hendersonville residents get chance at free health screenings, more

Photo credit: WLOS staff
WLOS News 13 visited during our most recent wellness event in September, where we featured free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, along with additional health screenings available from Park Ridge Hospital’s Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van and WNCAP.
To watch the segment, visit WLOS News 13.

10/19/18

The Free Clinics awarded $625K grant for substance abuse treatment

By Rebecca Walter, Times-News Staff Writer

The Free Clinics was awarded a $625,000 grant this week for Hope Rx to further implement vital substance abuse prevention and recovery efforts in Henderson County.

The grant was given by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Drug-Free Communities grant program and was awarded though 2022. The Free Clinics is the fiscal agent for the grant.

Read more from Blue Ridge Now here: http://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20180830/625k-awarded-for-substance-abuse-treatment-prevention

8/30/18