The CHRC supports grantees in their efforts to obtain additional, non-state funding to create sustainable health care programs. Promoting long-term financial sustainability of grant programs is a key priority of the Commission, and the grant funding provided by the CHRC has enabled grantees to leverage $21.4 million in additional federal and private/non-profit resources. The Commission has served as an “incubator” for innovative programs and supports the efforts of grantees to continue programs once initial CHRC grant funding has been expended. Below are several examples of grantees who utilized initial CHRC "seed funding" to leverage additional resources from private and public sources to promote long-term program sustainability.
La Clinica del Pueblo – Prince George’s County
La Clinica del Pueblo is a non-profit, federally qualified health center
that serves the Latino and immigrant populations of the Washington, DC metro
area. The organization received a $300,000 grant from the CHRC in 2016 to
open a new Federally Qualified Health Center site in Hyattsville, Prince
George's County, which serves the Langley Park, Hyattsville, Riverdale,
Mt. Rainer, and Bladensburg communities, providing access to medical,
behavioral health, and other social support services. In the first year of the
program, La Clinica received $75,000 from the Cafritz Foundation, $10,000
from the Morningstar Foundation, $20,000 from the Eugene & Agnes E.
Meyer Foundation, $25,000 from the Quality Health Foundation,
$150,000 from the Prince George’s Executive Office, $25,000 from the Prince
George’s Community Partnership 2016-17, and $6,000 from the Prince George’s
Access Carroll, Inc.
– Carroll County
Access Carroll, Inc., a free clinic operating in Westminster, MD provides
health care to underserved areas and at-risk populations in the community. They
have received three grants from the CHRC. In 2007, Access Carroll was awarded
$100,000 to provide primary and specialty health care services to low income,
uninsured residents of Carroll County. Over the one-year grant period, they
leveraged the CHRC’s grant to raise an additional $659,000 in private and local
funding support. In 2011, Access Carroll received a two-year, $300,000 grant
from the CHRC to provide dental services to low-income residents of Carroll
County. Grant funds were utilized to open a full-time dental clinic and they
were able to leverage an additional $162,451 in capital support from the Weinberg Foundation
Access to Wholistic and Productive Living Institute – Prince George’s County
Access to Wholistic and Productive Living Institute, a non-profit community based organization, has received three grants totaling $350,000 from the CHRC to support the “Bright Beginnings” program, which provides intensive, home-visiting outreach serving at-risk women and families in Prince George’s County. Access to Wholistic & Productive Living utilized CHRC grant funding to leverage more than $500,000 in additional funding, including a $447,612 grant from CareFirst, $49,980 grant from the DHMH Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities; and $50,000 grant from the Morehouse School of Medicine to test the efficacy of integrating community health workers in maternal care coordination programs. Promoting program sustainability after initial CHRC ‘seed funding’ is a top priority of the Commission.
The Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery
County – Montgomery County
The Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County (PCC) supports and administers
access to care programs for the uninsured and low-income residents through a
variety of partnerships and networks throughout the jurisdiction. The CHRC
awarded the PCC a total of $375,000 in FY 2009 to coordinate and streamline
specialty care for patients enrolled in the Montgomery Cares program. During
the course of this grant program, the PCC was able to develop partnerships with
hospitals and health care professionals to provide pro-bono care and obtained
support from private foundations, county and private donations totaling more
than $898,800 in additional leveraged funding.
Chase Brexton Health Services – Howard CountyChase Brexton Health Services is a Federally Qualified Health Center with sites in Baltimore City, Baltimore, Talbot, and Howard Counties. In FY 2009, the CHRC awarded Chase Brexton a $500,000 grant to develop a dental service site in Howard County to provide comprehensive oral health services to adults and children. Chase Brexton Health Services successfully leveraged the CHRC initial investment to secure more than $700,000 in private and local funding support and surpassed anticipated patient revenues by nearly $600,000 to sustain this program.
Community Clinic, Inc. - Montgomery and Prince George's County Community Clinic, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center in the Washington D.C. metropolitan region, utilized CHRC grant funding to expand services for high-risk patients in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties and supported the integration of Community Health Workers. This program was able to expand its service delivery programming to target obesity prevention efforts and chronic conditions for patients under the age of 18. Community Clinic, Inc. leveraged CHRC grant funds to raise an additional $1.9 million in private and local funding support, including a three-year grant for $1.5 million from CareFirst.
Esperanza Center - Baltimore City Esperanza Center is Volunteer in Medicine clinic, offering free primary care services in Baltimore City to the uninsured immigrant Latino residents. They have received two grants from the CHRC. The first grant, in 2012, enabled the Center to expand the successful Asociación Comunidad Saludable Project and increased access to care for their underserved population. Catholic Charities was able to leverage CHRC grant funds to raise an additional $428,000. They also received a two-year grant from the CHRC earlier this year to expand its service delivery from 17 to 28 hours per week. Esperanza Center leveraged the grant award to obtain another $200,000 grant from the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation, a $75,000 grant from Johns Hopkins Medicine; a $23,478 grant from the United Way of Central Maryland ; a $178,890 grant from Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States; $317,470 from Catholic Charities; and $44,000 ffrom private donations.
Way Station - Multiple JurisdictionsWay Station, Inc. provides comprehensive community-based mental health services to adults and children in Baltimore City, Frederick, Carroll, Howard, and Washington Counties. Way Station utilized CHRC grant funds to increase access to primary care services in their existing behavioral health clinic. This program provided more than 1,500 health education sessions to assist individuals in managing chronic disease. Way Station, Inc. leveraged CHRC grant funds to raise an additional $1.7 million in private and local funding support.
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