Stories of Impact

Stories Impact 2018-06-04T13:30:40+00:00

COVID-19 Response

In April, 2020, The LCHC Foundation awarded a grant of $10,000 to Lincoln Community Health Center to assist with the COVID-19 emergency response. Lincoln has incurred many unplanned expenses such as supplies, PPE, temporary construction to screen patients and staff prior to entering the building, and others. Lincoln is also facing a loss of revenue due to much fewer patient visits.

“Our priority goal is the safety of staff, patients, and families,” says Dr. Howard Eisenson, Lincoln Chief Medical Officer. “For example, patients are screened over the phone to triage mild illness, and if they have COVID-19 symptoms they are directed to the ED. Lincoln is practicing social distancing so the building is less populated. We are now able to offer COVID-19 drive up testing as well,” says Dr. Eisenson.

An April survey of North Carolina’s community health centers found 44 percent have walk-up or drive-through testing for COVID-19, and 82 percent of health centers have the ability to test patients. The findings demonstrate the resilience and adaptability of CHC’s working under a host of challenges as frontline responders to the pandemic.

“A special thank you to all our healthcare heroes at Lincoln, and to our many donors and sponsors for their generous support,” says Dr. Michael Page, LCHCF Board Chairperson.

Centering Parenting

In 2019, the Lincoln Community Health Center Foundation awarded a grant of $40,000 to Lincoln Community Health Center. $20,000 of this grant will be designated to a new program at Lincoln called Centering Parenting.

Centering Parenting is a model of care in which well‐child care is provided in a group setting. In the Centering model, new moms, partners, support persons and their same‐age infants meet together with their healthcare providers and other parents who are facing similar challenges and milestones. In the group, key topics including stress management, nutrition and weight, and family planning are discussed. Centering Parenting fosters a safe and supportive environment to ask questions and creates lifelong bonds between families. Under the direction of Oveta McIntosh-Vick, MD, Chief of Pediatrics, Lincoln will implement Centering Parenting beginning in January, 2019 in conjunction with the Centering Healthcare Institute.

“We are very excited to be selected as a Centering site,” according to Dr. McIntosh-Vick. “This is an important program for new moms and their babies who come to Lincoln for their primary care, and hopefully to introduce new families to Lincoln who may not be aware of all the services we provide.”

“This gift has raised the total grant contributions to Lincoln to over $140,000.” says Carolyn E. Henderson, Board Chairperson of the Lincoln Community Health Center Foundation. “We are grateful and proud of giving back to Lincoln through the generosity of our sponsors and individual donors in our community.”

Dental Expansion

In 2018, the Lincoln Community Health Center Foundation awarded a grant for $22,177 to the Lincoln Community Health Center to help expand dental services. Lincoln sees more than 3,000 unique dental patients annually. The funds will be used as part of the three new dental suites Lincoln added in 2018.

“Many adult patients lack any kind of dental insurance,” says Howard Eisenson, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Lincoln. “The dental expansion done at Lincoln will enable us to see many more adult patients annually.”

“This gift to dental services has raised the total grant contributions to Lincoln to over $100,000.” says Carolyn E. Henderson, Board Chairperson of the Lincoln Community Health Center Foundation. “We are grateful and proud of giving back to Lincoln through the generosity of corporate and individual donors in our community.”