Miami Beach Community Health Center Receives $85,532.00 Grant from Health Foundation of South Florida

Funds will enable the Center to reach thousands of North Miami
area residents

NORTH MIAMI, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Miami Beach Community Health Center (MBCHC) received a $85,532 grant
from Health Foundation of South Florida that will increase the nonprofit
Center’s ability to provide affordable quality health care for thousands
of additional patients residing in northeastern Miami-Dade County and
surrounding areas.

The funds will be used to expand the MBCHC North Miami clinic. The
additions include equipping seven dental operatories to provide services
that will integrate oral health and primary health, a Health Resources
Services Administration (HRSA) initiative. Working at least five days
per week, the Center’s skilled dental staff will be able to provide
thousands of additional patient visits per year in the new space. The
patients will also have access to a primary care center that shares a
waiting room with the dental space.

“This generous grant from Health Foundation of South Florida will make a
tremendous difference in the lives of area residents, allowing us to
continue fulfilling our mission to provide our community with affordable
quality health care,” said Trudy Edwards, MBCHC’s Director of Grants and
Project Development. “I am proud that all our patients receive the same
high-quality health care regardless of their economic circumstances.”

Construction of the expanded facilities is underway. Primary care
patients are already being served. The Center is expected to open its
doors to receive dental patients by April 1, 2016.

This grant comes on the heels of a series of recent accolades for MBCHC,
including (1) recognition from the National Center for Quality Assurance
as a level 3 Medical Home, (2) an Award of Excellence in Maternal,
Infant and Child Health for Healthy Start Prenatal Screening from the
Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade, an award given to prenatal care
providers who obtain a 95 percent or higher consent rate and (3) a 2015
HRSA Quality Award which formally recognized MBCHC as a high value
Federally Qualified Community Health Center, resulting in MBCHC
receiving the highest award in the State out of 44 Federally Qualified
Community Health Centers and the seventh highest award in the Nation out
of more than 1000 Federally Qualified Community Health Centers.

For additional information on the Miami Beach Community Health Center,
please call: 305.538.8835 or www.MBCHC.org

About Miami Beach Community Health Center: For more than
30 years, the Miami Beach Community Health Center has been dedicated to
helping the uninsured and underinsured in South Florida obtain
affordable, quality medical care. The center has been able to carry out
this mission with assistance from both public and private funding
sources.

About Health Resources and Services Administration: HRSA,
and agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services, is the
primary federal agency for improving access to health care by
strengthening the healthcare workforce, building healthy communities and
achieving health equity. HRSA’s programs provide healthcare to people
who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.
Visit www.hrsa.gov
for more information.

About Health Foundation of South Florida: Health
Foundation of South Florida, a nonprofit grant making organization, is
dedicated to improving health in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe
Counties. By funding providers and supporting programs to promote health
and prevent disease, the Foundation makes a measurable and sustainable
impact in the health of individuals and families. Since 1993, the
Foundation has awarded more than $113 million in grants and program
support. For more information, please call 305.374.7200 or visit the
website, www.hfsf.org

Contacts

Miami Beach Community Health Center
Trudy Edwards, 305-938-4060