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Neighborhood Family Practice awarded over $350,000 from Three Arches Foundation

Neighborhood Family Practice awarded over $350,000 from Three Arches Foundation

(Plain Press, December 2020)           On November 18th, Neighborhood Family Practice announced that it was the recipient of two grant awards totaling $356,202 from the Three Arches Foundation.

   The first is part of a joint award with Barton Senior Center and Lakewood Senior Citizens Service Corp to fund a pilot program that tests the practicality and effectiveness of using telemedicine and care pathways to engage low-income senior citizen residents of The Westerly Apartments in Lakewood. 

   The second grant is a multi-year award to assist NFP in increasing access to affordable healthcare for underserved residents of Cleveland’s west side through funding support for the Financial Eligibility and Assistance Program. This program connects individuals and families to primary care, behavioral health, dental, midwifery and pharmacy services regardless of their ability to pay.

   “Telehealth has emerged as a critical service for health care providers and patients alike during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Jean Polster, RN, MS, NFP’s president and chief executive officer. “NFP was able to quickly implement telemedicine care and will continue to offer this type of appointment going forward. We’re excited to partner with the Barton Senior Center and Lakewood Senior Citizens Service Corp to introduce telemedicine care to residents of the Westerly.”

   “NFP is known for providing affordable, quality health care to all who need it, regardless of ability to pay,” continues Polster. “The additional multi-year funding will help ensure that we are able to continue to meet the healthcare needs of both the uninsured and underinsured residents in Cleveland’s west side neighborhoods. 

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