Advance Community Health Awarded $80,000 Grant from the Advance Auto Parts Foundation to Expand Health Services
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Advance Community Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving the Raleigh area, was awarded an $80,000 grant from the Advance Auto Parts Foundation to support patient care, a $30,000 increase from 2022.
The funding will be used to fund two Advance Community Health programs:
The prescription assistance program, which offers co-pay assistance to patients to help make their medications more affordable.
Mobile health units, which provide free or low-cost primary and pediatric care at various community sites, such as the Raleigh Women’s Center and multiple affordable housing complexes.
In 2022, the Advance Auto Parts Foundation funding helped provide prescription assistance to over 110 patients, treating a variety of conditions such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, hypertension, and cancer. With the rising costs of prescription medications, program beneficiaries expressed sincere gratitude for this timely support, noting that the money they saved on prescriptions helped them to purchase other things they desperately needed for their family.
Advance Community Health and the North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA), the statewide Primary Care Association representing all of N.C.’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), express their apperciation to the Advance Auto Parts Foundation for its generous support and its commitment to improving the health and well-being of underserved communities in the Raleigh area.
About Advance Community Health
Advance Community Health is one of North Carolina’s 43 Community Health Center organizations (also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers). Recently celebrating its 50th year of service, Advance Community Health operates six health center locations and mobile health units throughout the Triangle area.
The mission of Advance Community Health is to deliver quality, compassionate primary health care – every patient, every time – in response to the needs of our communities.
About the Advance Auto Parts Foundation
The Advance Auto Parts Foundation supports the development of a healthy, skilled and diverse workforce prepared to advance the mobility industry in the 21st Century. This is done through the support of programs and initiatives that emphasize employment readiness and the health and wellbeing of others, with an emphasis on underserved populations, including military veterans seeking to join the civilian workforce. The Advance Auto Parts Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installers and private customers. Additional information about the Advance Auto Parts Foundation and Advance Auto Parts can be found at https//corp.advanceautoparts.com.
The North Carolina Community Health Center Association represents 43 Community Health Center (CHC) organizations that operate over 400 clinical sites in 85 N.C. counties and served 743,000 patients in 2021. CHCs are federally funded, nonprofit, patient-governed organizations with a mission of providing integrated primary, dental, and behavioral health care to underserved and rural communities, without regard for insurance status or ability to pay.