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Centra Foundation announces 2017 Community Health Initiative Fund Grant Recipients

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Centra is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the Centra Foundation Community Health Initiative Fund grants totaling $486,331 to support health-related projects and programs in our region.  The grants funded are closely aligned to the funding goals that have been established as a result of our most recent Community Health Needs Assessment.  The funding provided through these grant awards will help many area agencies support new projects and programs that will greatly enhance our community’s health.

According to Kathryn M. Pumphrey, Ed.D., Executive Vice President of the Centra Foundation, “The Centra Foundation has supported priority issues that are closely linked to improving our region’s immediate and long-term health.”  She comments that “the grants awarded align closely with the goals we’ve established as a result of our most recent Community Health Needs Assessment.”

All Second Graders Learn to Swim                                                                           $8,170
Southside Virginia Family YMCA

Bedford Ride Non-Emergency Medical Transportation                                   $20,000
Bedford Ride/Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living, Inc.

Burkeville Lodge for the Blind Improvement Project                                       $5,000
The Virginia Association of Workers for the Blind

Centra Health Reach out and Read Program                                                        $5,000
Reach out and Read Virginia

Central Virginia HIV Testing & Counseling Project                                            $14,500
Coalition for HIV & Prevention of Central VA (CHAP)

Children’s Assistive Technology Services (CATS)                                                $7,000
Kids Equipment Palooza
Children’s Assistive Technology Service (CATS)

Connect Central Virginia – An initiative of Central Virginia                           $30,000
No Wrong Door
Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living, Inc.

EMS Training Grant for Year 2017- 2018                                                                $25,000
Central Virginia Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.

Forging a Healthier, Stronger Community; One Girl at a time                      $5,000
Girls on the Run of Central Virginia, Inc.

Fresh RX                                                                                                                               $14,500
Lynchburg Grows

Healthy Behaviors                                                                                                           $7,500
Diamond Hill Health & Wellness (DHHW) Community Services             

Hospital Readmission Prevention                                                                            $22,000
Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

Medical/Dental Services Integration Project                                                       $80,000
Free Clinic of Central Virginia, Inc.

Medication Access Program (MAP)                                                                         $13,450
Heart of Virginia Free Clinic (Farmville)

(ORRP) Oak Lane Residential Recovery Program for                                        $45,000
Pregnant and Postpartum Women & Their Infants
Roads to Recovery

RX Partnership                                                                                                                 $10,000
RX Drug Access Partnership

“Safe at Home”                                                                                                                $20,000
Interfaith Outreach Association

Summer Camp Scholarships and 3-Point Play Program                                   $12,600
Jubilee Family Development Center

TAKE CHARGE: Priority Care Transitions Program                                              $69,500
Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living, Inc.

United Neigh Scholarship                                                                                            $7,500
Brook Hill Retirement Center for Horses, Inc.

Women and Children’s Community Outreach Programs                                 $30,960
Centra Women and Children’s Services

Women’s Health Center                                                                                               $33,651
The Free Clinic of Danville