This funding was awarded to build a dental operatory within the Emergency Department at the Baystate Franklin Medical Center to treat urgent dental cases immediately. This is currently only one of about 12 known hospital-based dental operatories in the country and we are proud to be able to bring this innovative care approach to Franklin County!
Fred Wells Trust
We have received financial assistance from the Fred W. Wells Trust for several years, each award for a different project. The most recent award was granted to help us to outfit our dental operatory for pediatric care, with bright colors and images to engage attention on something other than their dental procedure. .
HRSA Substance Use Disorder treatmeent
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded over $396 million to combat the opioid crisis. The investments will enable HRSA-funded community health centers, and others to expand access to integrated substance use disorder and mental health services. The awards support HHS's Five-Point Opioid Strategy, which launched last year to empower local communities on the front lines of the national epidemic.
Navigator Grant from Massachusetts Health Connector
We have offered assistance from our Certified Application Counselors for many years. Two years ago we were proud to advance our Outreach & Enrollment assistance to the level of a Navigator, the most capable level of health coverage assistance available in Massachusetts. We just received funding to continue this work for at least another two years and remain the only Navigator certified organization in Franklin County!
Marion F. Boynton Trust, Bank of America, N.A.
For three years we have been awarded funding from this trust, available by invitation only, allowing us to purchase various pieces of equipment to enhance the quality of dental care for children. Most recently we were awarded funding to provide equipment for a specially designed pediatric dental operatory in our new site on Main St. in Greenfield
HRSA Expanded Services
This supplement to our federal funding from HRSA, which characterizes us as a Federally Qualified Health Center, is focused on increasing access to the care we provide. We assist area residents to overcome transportation barriers that prevent access to care. Particular attention is paid to residents living in areas more removed from Greenfield, such as Charlemont center, Shelburne Falls and locations in the North Quabbin.
Connecticut River Valley Farmworker Health Program
We have received funding for this program for 20 years which provides the migrant and seasonal agricultural workers with access to primary medical and dental care. There are 6 partner organizations taking part in this grant throughout the Connecticut River Valley and routinely share resources and best practices to overcome challenges present in this region with the intent to produce the best health outcomes.
HRSA Outreach & Enrollment Funding
Originally provided as separate grant funding in conjunction with the arrival of the Affordable Care Act, this is now incorporated into our overall 330g funding. This assistance allows staff to travel into the community to provide on-site enrollment assistance to anyone as well as offer appointments in our facilities.
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET)
The Holyoke Community College and our Health Center in addition to two others will be working to grow the availability of certified Community Health Workers (CHW) to contend with our opioid epidemic. Together, all award recipients will increase the number of professionals and paraprofessionals who are trained to deliver integrated behavioral health and primary care services.
Primary Care and Behavioral Health & Wellness Integration
Our new location at 102 Main Street in Greenfield has allowed The Center for Human Development (CHD) to have offices in the building which allows for ease of access and cross-referral of patients in need of care. We are working to develop a keen relationship between both clinical teams to better support those in need of our services.
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