Stories of Impact

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

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.”

Retinal Camera

In 2017, the Foundation contributed $15,000 to Lincoln Community Health Center to help purchase a new retinal camera. The camera is used in the diagnosis and treatment of persons with diabetes, which is among the most prevalent conditions seen in Lincoln’s patients. Use of the new camera will benefit almost 800 patients annually.

“The retinal camera is an important diagnostic tool for our patients,” says Howard Eisenson, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Lincoln. “We are grateful for the partnership and financial support provided by the Foundation each year.”

“We are very pleased to support the patients at Lincoln Community Health Center,” says Carolyn E. Henderson, Board Chairperson of the Lincoln Community Health Center Foundation. “The money raised from the community has helped thousands of patients at Lincoln since the Foundation was formed in 2008.”