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Grants Awarded to Family Health Center of Worcester

Grants Awarded to Family Health Center of Worcester$285,825
 
Vision Clinic (2013)$86,825
Elm Park Community Health Center (2006)$50,000
Renovation to Establish a School-Based Health Clinic (2001)$50,000
Pharmacy Development Program (2000)$99,000
 
Year:2013Amount: $86,825
Title:Vision Clinic
Grant Type: Activation Fund

Family Health Center of Worcester (FHCW) plans to establish a Vision Clinic, in partnership with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy's School of Optometry (MCPHS-SO).

The goal is to provide access to vision care for their 7,200 patients.  They would also have a small retail shop on site which would provide low-income patients with affordable eyewear. 

FHCW plans to have interpreter services available for this clinic in the same way that they do for their other services. 

  Project Director:               Dr. Gregory A Culley

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Year:2006Amount: $50,000
Title:Elm Park Community Health Center
Grant Type: Activation Fund
Family Health Center, in partnership with the Worcester Public Schools, the Worcester School Committee, the Pleasant Street Network Center, the Bowditch family and Becker College, plans to establish the Elm Park Community Health Center.  This will be a school-based health center designed to engage underserved, low-income children and their families in primary and preventive health care.  It will also serve neighborhood residents outside of normal school hours.  The Foundation grant will be used for facility renovations.  Funding partners will include the Hoche-Scofield Foundation and the Fallon Community Health Plan.

Project Director:  Suzanne Patton, Family Health Center of Worcester, Inc.
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Year:2001Amount: $50,000
Title:Renovation to Establish a School-Based Health Clinic
Grant Type: Activation Fund
Family Health Center of Worcester will work with the Worcester Public Schools to establish a health clinic at the Goddard School of Science & Technology.

Project Director:  Patricia Reidy, Family Health Center of Worcester, Inc.
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Year:2000Amount: $99,000
Title:Pharmacy Development Program
Grant Type: Activation Fund
Family Health Center of Worcester will work with Great Brook Valley Health Center and UMass Medical School to establish an onsite pharmacy to provide medication education in collaboration with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with partial funding from the Federal Office of Pharmacy Affairs.

Project Director:  Dr. Nancy Morden, Family Health Center of Worcester, Inc.
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