For Immediate Release
Contact: Debbie Oswalt
Virginia Health Care Foundation
Contact: Carol Sale
Lackey Free Clinic
Virginia Health Care Foundation Grant Expands Free Clinic Dental Services
York County, VA - To address the need for increased access to dental care for low-income uninsured residents of York County and the cities of Poquoson and Newport News, the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has awarded the Lackey Clinic $42,120 to expand its dental program's hours of operation and patient capacity.
This is one of $343,000 in grants recently awarded by VHCF to dental safety net clinics in Virginia. Funding for these initiatives is possible in part from a $1 million challenge grant from the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation. VHCF also awarded over $2 million in additional grants to expand medical, behavioral health, and pharmacy services in 15 other health safety net organizations throughout the state, and to help identify and enroll uninsured children in the state-sponsored FAMIS health insurance programs.
The Virginia Health Care Foundation is a non-profit public/private partnership whose mission is to increase access to primary health care for uninsured and medically underserved Virginians. The Foundation was initiated by the General Assembly and its Joint Commission on Health Care in 1992. Since its inception, it has funded 380 community-based projects across the Commonwealth, and its programs and partnerships have touched the lives of more than 600,000 uninsured Virginians.
For more information about VHCF and its programs, visit www.vhcf.org or call (804) 828-5804.
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