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Potomac Health Foundation Awards Grants to Improve Community Health

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Potomac Health Foundation awarded one year grants to 35 programs serving residents of eastern Prince William County, Lorton, and North Stafford communities through its Howard L. Greenhouse Large Grant Program to further the Foundation’s mission to improve the health of the community by increasing access to health care for the medically underserved.

In total, the Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $3,617,361 in grants. Grant amounts ranged from $14,492 to $249,748 and were awarded through a competitive application process. Of the 35 grants awarded, 11 are new grants; the remaining 24 programs are receiving grants for the second or third year.

For new grants, agencies submitted proposals aligned with the focus areas of the Foundation’s 2017-2020 strategic plan: access to health care, behavioral health/substance abuse, and capacity building.

There are three agencies receiving Potomac Health Foundation grants for the first time. Voices for Virginia’s Children received a grant to educate individuals and organizations in Prince William County of policy opportunities to strengthen the mental health system for children of all ages in Virginia. A grant to Virginia Center for Health Innovation will improve and strengthen primary care practice teams to create a more collaborative community health system. Semper K9 received funding support for their Family Integration Program which provides individual counseling and group workshops to support military families.

Potomac Health Foundation is an independent, private foundation and serves the communities of eastern Prince William County, north Stafford County and Lorton.

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