The Dr. Terry Sinclair Health Clinic is pleased to announce it has received a $45,000 grant from the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley. These funds will support Project Empower, a Community Health Worker Program established in 2016.

“We are so excited to receive this grant.  We know that Project Empower helps those in our community gain control of their health and we look forward to expanding the program,” said Brandon Jennings, Executive Director of the Sinclair Health Clinic.  “I want to thank the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley for again supporting our mission and helping our team provide support to those in need in our community. We have had a great partnership for many years and we are looking forward to working again with the United Way over this next year.”

Through Project Empower, a Community Health Worker connect clients to community resources, provide support in the individual’s social determinants of health (housing, employment, transportation, access to food, access to healthcare, education/literacy, financial literacy, social engagement and a safe living environment), and educate regarding chronic disease prevention and healthy living.  This grant support will allow for the incorporation of a mental health professional with the community health worker team and better assist patients in meeting their goals.  Project Empower has also been supported through grants with the Virginia Health Care Foundation, the Virginia Department of Health and the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley.

United Way NSV awards annual grants through a competitive application and Fund Distribution review process that is entirely completed by community volunteers. This year volunteers reviewed funding applications, undertook site visits and recommended grant funding to focus on priority human care needs as defined by United Way’s Community Needs Assessment. “We’re committed to creating meaningful change in the Northern Shenandoah Valley,” said United Way President and CEO Nadine Pottinga. “One way we drive change is by investing in meaningful and needed programs like Project Empower at the Sinclair Health Clinic. It is through these kinds of programs that we create deep impact for our community’s kids and their families.”

For more information about the many programs offered by the Sinclair Health Clinic aimed at improving health in the community, please visit sinclairhealthclinic.org.  For more information about the United Way of the Shenandoah Valley, please visit www.unitedwaynsv.org.

  

About United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley: Since 1946 the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley has worked to impact the community human care needs that matter most to the people of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah Counties and the City of Winchester. United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley convenes the people and organizations necessary to create solutions to our region’s most pressing challenges and collaborates with effective partners. United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley seeks to serve as the catalyst for community change by supporting over 42 partner agencies in the areas of Financial Stability, Health and Education. For more information visit our website www.unitedwaynsv.org. Follow us on Twitter @UWNSV.

 

About the Dr. Terry Sinclair Health Clinic:The Dr. Terry Sinclair Health Clinic was founded over 30 years ago as the Free Medical Clinic. The purpose of the clinic is to provide vital health care to members of our community in need.  Our dedication to our patients is founded on the belief that everyone should have access to health care.  For more information, please visit our website sinclairhealthclinic.org.

For over three decades the Free Medical Clinic of Northern Shenandoah Valley, delivered low cost, community-based health services to local individuals in need. In September 2017, the clinic announced that the Board of Directors had voted to change the organization’s name to the Dr. Terry Sinclair Health Clinic, doing business as Sinclair Health Clinic. The change was made to honor one of the clinic’s founders and its long time Medical Director, Dr. Terry Sinclair.

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