Potomac Health Foundation Awards Grants to Improve Community Health

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Potomac Health Foundation awarded grants to 25 programs serving residents of eastern Prince William County, Lorton, and North Stafford communities through its Howard L. Greenhouse Large Grant Program. The Howard L. Greenhouse Large Grant Program addresses the Foundation’s mission to improve the health of the community by awarding grants to programs that strengthen access to primary health care for medically underserved residents, reduce the impact of preventable illness and disease, and support innovation around emerging health needs.

In total, the Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $2,687,748 in grants. Grant amounts ranged from $19,323 to $257,000 and were awarded through a competitive application process. Grants are awarded for up to three years on an annual basis.  Of the 25 grants awarded, six are first year grants; the remaining 19 programs are receiving grants for the second or third year. Two agencies are receiving grants for the first time from the Foundation.

Dr. Carol Shapiro, Chair of the Foundation’s Grant and Solicitation Approval Committee, said, “We are ecstatic about these programs. Our returning grantees will continue to greatly impact the health of the community through their proven dedication and efforts. We also welcome the new large grant recipients who submitted thoughtful and convincing proposals.”

The first time recipients include the Regional Primary Care Coalition whose grant aims to build capacity, reduce fragmentation, and improve the quality of care among area primary health care providers in Northern Virginia by facilitating partnerships among them. The other first time recipient is the Doorways which aims to reduce financial and logistical barriers to access for patients and families of patients who must travel to Richmond, Virginia to access specialty care by providing lodging.

Potomac Health Foundation is an independent, private foundation whose mission is to improve the health of the community. It serves the communities of eastern Prince William County, north Stafford County and Lorton.

A full listing of grant recipients and awards is below:


Consumer Health Foundation-Regional Primary Care Coalition

Regional Primary Care Coalition


The Doorways

Patient and Family Access Program


National Coalition of 100 Black Women/PWC Chapter, Inc.

Colon Cancer Project


Nueva Vida

Increasing cancer prevention and improving continuity of care to underserved Latinas in PWC


Pathway Homes

Permanent Supportive Housing for Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses


Project Mend a House

Preventing Health Complications Through Participation in the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) and the Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP)



Brain Injury Services

Crest: Collaborative Rehabilitation to Enhance Stroke Treatment


Change in Action Inc.

Behavioral Management for Traumatic Exposure



Interpersonal Violence Healthcare Partnership Program


George Mason University

Middle School ACHIEVES (AdvanCing Healthcare Initiatives for undErserVEd Students)


George Mason University

POISED (Precision Outreach Intervention, Screening, Surveillance and Exercise for Falls Prevention in Diabetes) Prince William


George Washington Regional Commission/The Farmers Market.co

Fresh Food Access for Community Health


National Capital Poison Center



Northern Virginia Family Service

Improving Nutrition for Low-Income Families


Prince William Area Free Clinic

PWAFC Navigation


SCAN of Northern Virginia

Safe Babies & Child Abuse Prevention


Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

SNVMC Diabetes Prevention Program


Stafford Schools Head Start/VPI/Early Head Start

 Stafford Children’s Insurance Outreach Program


The House, Inc. Student Leadership Center



Young Invincibles

Healthy Young America -Northern Virginia Campaign



American Heart Association

CPR Anytime


Northern Virginia Family Service

Prince William HealthLink


Prince William County Public Schools

Coordinated Mental Health Support for At-Risk Youth


Prince William Soccer Inc.

The Courage F.U.N. Project


The Arc of Greater Prince William/INSIGHT, Inc.

Medical Case Management



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