Adventist HealthCare's Community Partnership Fund supports initiatives through grants to organizations whose programs improve the health of the community and the health care system as a whole.
Past Fund Recipients
Mobile Medical Care, Inc. (MobileMed) is a safety-net clinic that aims to improve the health of low-income people facing barriers to healthcare services. They provide low-income, uninsured and Medicaid-enrolled residents of Montgomery County with high-quality, comprehensive healthcare delivered in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. Annually, MobileMed provides over 14,000 medical visits, serving approximately 5,000 low-income diverse residents. They have seven primary care and two specialty care clinics. Adventist HealthCare (AHC) partners with MobileMed to provide general operational support. MobileMed’s Upcounty Clinic in Germantown is located adjacent to Shady Grove Medical Center’s Emergency Room and continues to be a source of discharge planning and transitional care for AHC patients.
CASA de Maryland provides employment placement; health education; financial, language, and literacy training; and many other services to Latino and immigrant communities throughout Maryland. CASA partners with Adventist HealthCare (AHC) on the Langley Park Promise Neighborhood (LPPN) Initiative and their Learning Together (LT) Program. The LPPN Initiative aims to decrease health disparities among Latino and immigrant families by increasing access to culturally competent care and linguistically accessible high-quality health services; develop neighborhood safety programs and workforce development programs; and improve early childcare programming and support. The LT Program aims to support parent engagement in their children’s academic careers.
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC) brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners in Montgomery County so that everyone can have a safe and healthy home in which to live. RTMC provides free home repairs, energy efficiency upgrades, and accessibility modifications through partnership with local and state governments, community volunteers, non-profit service providers, and corporate partners. RTMC partners with Adventist HealthCare (AHC) to provide eligible discharged AHC patients with free home repairs and accessibility installations to enable them to navigate their homes safely and independently. As of July 2017, RTMC completed repairs in five homes. A Washington Adventist Hospital (WAH) cancer patient with mobility issues had two chair lifts installed in his home to increase access to all levels of his home in addition to a bathroom remodel. Another patient with mobility issues at Shady Grove Medical Center had difficulty navigating the front porch steps of his home. In many instances, his son had to lift the patient and his wife down the stairs to help them exit their home. RTMC installed a wheelchair accessible ramp to make it safer and easier for them to enter and exit their home.
Manna Food Center aims to end hunger in Montgomery County through food distribution, education, and advocacy. Manna provides access to nutritious foods to those experiencing food insecurity; develops community food skills to promote healthy eating; and connects community members to resource providers. Manna Food Center partners with Adventist HealthCare (AHC) to provide healthy foods to children in Montgomery County. Also, AHC sponsors Manna’s new Mobile Kitchen & Pop-up Pantry (“Manny”). Manny will enable Manna to provide hands-on cooking and nutrition education to children, parents, and seniors. The mobile vehicle will provide targeted food distribution in limited food access areas throughout Montgomery County. In Manny’s first year of operation, Manna will educate approximately 2,000 youth, adults, and seniors at risk of food insecurity; provide cooking demonstrations two days a week; and distribute food three days a week. Manna will also hold occasional community engagement activities during the weekends (e.g. festivals and outreach events).
The Maryland Center for Health Equity (M-CHE) was established at the University of Maryland School of Public Health in 2010. Adventist HealthCare (AHC) partners with M-CHE on the Mission of Mercy and Health Equity Festival. Mission of Mercy aims to provide free dental care and health education and screenings to underinsured and uninsured populations throughout Maryland. AHC has sponsored the 2017 Mission of Mercy with a sponsorship in addition to providing health education, screenings, and pastoral counseling at both the 2014 and 2017 festivals. In 2014 overall, the Mission of Mercy provided over $1.2 million in dental care and preventive health and screening services. AHC provided a total of 426 health screenings over the course of the two day festival in 2017.