CrossOver Healthcare Ministry Obtains $250,000 Grant

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry recently announced that it was among 49 recipients to receive a grant from Direct Relief’s Fund for Health Equity, which mobilizes financial resources for organizations focused on non-clinical interventions that affect a person’s health. Commonly referred to as the social determinants of health, these factors include an individual’s physical, social, political, cultural and economic environment.

The 49 organizations received funding for a wide range of initiatives, including a campaign to overcome anti-Asian hostility and its effects on well-being; an initiative to develop more active lifestyles among members of the Yurok tribe; a center supporting the welfare of black women; and an organization focused on improving birth outcomes for refugee populations, primarily from African and Asian countries.

CrossOver was awarded a $250,000 grant from the Health Equity Fund for its work to provide high-quality, compassionate health services to low-income, uninsured, and medically underserved residents of the Greater Richmond area . CrossOver provides a medical home for patients, offering innovative integration of healthcare services under one roof, including primary and specialty care, chronic disease management, medication, dental, vision, pediatrics, counseling , women’s health and OB, HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment, case management and health education.

Each year, CrossOver provides care to more than 6,200 clients. CrossOver patients come from very different backgrounds: 80% of patients do not speak English as their first language, and more than 62% of all patients list Spanish as their primary language.

“This general operating support grant makes the work of CrossOver possible,” said Julie Bilodeau, CEO of CrossOver. “Quality healthcare requires excellence at every level: staff, facilities, programs, patient support and more. We are very grateful for Direct Relief’s support of our mission to provide health care to those in need.

“This round of funding honors the organizations on the front lines of their communities who are already working tirelessly to eliminate health disparities,” said Byron Scott, Health Equity Fund Co-Chair and Board Director. director of Direct Relief and chairman of its medical board. Advice. “These funds will allow these exemplary organizations to pursue innovation while improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations in diverse communities across our country.

The winners were selected by the Advisory Board of the Health Equity Fund.

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