Community Health Center receives Carpenter Foundation Grant

Community Health Center is the recipient of a $12,000 grant from the Carpenter Foundation to provide health care services to newly unemployed and uninsured Jackson County residents.

“The recession continues to make life difficult for families in Jackson County,” said Community Health Center Executive Director Peg Crowley. “We are experiencing a significant increase in requests for new patient appointment requests as more and more of our community members lose their jobs and their employer sponsored health insurance. The Carpenter Foundation grant is a gift of health to the community.” In 2009, Community Health Center provided 35,452 patient visits.

The Carpenter Foundation, established in 1958, is a private family foundation governed by a board which includes family members and public trustees who represent a wide range of experience and interests. Trustees make policy, grant and financial management decisions. For more information on the Carpenter Foundation, please visit their website at http://www.carpenter-foundation.org or email them at pwilliams@carpenter-foundation.org.

The Mission of Community Health Center is to promote the health of low-income, working uninsured and other vulnerable children and adults. Established in 1972 by concerned community residents, the organization provides primary and preventive health care services for patients of all ages through clinics located in Ashland, Medford and White City.

For more information, please visit our website at: www.communityhealthcenter.org or call 541-773-3863 for an appointment. If you would like to make a donation in support of timely and affordable primary health care please contact Karen Elliott at 541-842-7711

 

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