Healthcare Georgia Foundation Grant
The Healthcare Partnership was recently awarded a $125,000 grant from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation. The grant will provide one year of bridge funding for staff support for the Volunteers in Medicine physicians and dentists who provide free medical care for the indigent. It will also support a staff person at the Murray County Health Department who oversees the pharmaceutical needs and other support services for the elderly and poor in Murray County.
"The Healthcare Georgia Foundation considers it a tremendous opportunity to partner with Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership to support their important efforts to expand access to quality, comprehensive health services and support in Murray and Whitfield Counties. The Foundation is confident that the Healthcare Partnership will continue to make an appreciable difference in Northwest Georgia area through its Volunteers in Medicine program," says Milano Harden, Director of Programs for the Healthcare Georgia Foundation. Created in 1999 as an independent, private foundation, Healthcare Georgia Foundation's mission is to advance the health of all Georgian's and to increase access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities.
The vision of Volunteers in Medicine is to give healing to the afflicted, comfort for those in pain, hope to the oppressed, and purpose to their own existence. The program utilizes the volunteer services of primary care and specialist medical providers, dentists, lay volunteers and pharmaceutical companies who donate their medicine to the indigent. Volunteers in Medicine operates from the Whitfield County Health Department.