Neighborhood Health Center receives $25K from Oregon Community Foundation
Oregon Community Recovery Funds help with operating costs related to COVID
JUNE 4, 2020 – PORTLAND, OREGON – A non-profit community health center serving at risk and underserved patients in the Portland metro area is the recipient of a $25K grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to help respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) offers medical, dental, family planning/reproductive health, and behavioral health services to Medicaid, Medicare and underinsured patients.
“We are so grateful for this support from the Oregon Community Foundation, especially at this time when so many in our community are facing extraordinary financial pressures as a result of COVID,” said Jeri Weeks, NHC’s chief executive officer. “This grant will help make our work to provide patient-centered healthcare regardless of income or state of wellness possible -- something our community is especially in need of during this challenging time,” she added.
The funds are made available through the Oregon Community Recovery Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation and will help with general operating support in response to the outbreak.
The announcement comes just days after NHC was awarded $1K from Walmart to support self-pay patients in Washington County.
Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) is a non-profit community health center that serves a federally designated Medically Underserved Population (MUP) in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), NHC is governed by a dedicated, patient-majority Board of Directors, committed to the mission of building healthy communities – one neighbor at a time – through patient-centered health care, regardless of income or current state of wellness. Learn more: http://nhcoregon.org/
Contact: Penny L. Moore