Family First Health receives more than $36,000 for AIDS testing and program support from the York County Council of Churches
York, Pa. – Family First Health is pleased to announce it has received a $36,932.74 donation from the York County Council of Churches, directed toward AIDS testing and program support.
As federally qualified community health center, Family First Health provides a wide range of HIV-related services in York County to people who are HIV positive, to patients of Family First Health, and to others in the community.
People who are HIV positive receive services through Caring Together, a collaboration between Family First Health and WellSpan Health system that provides a single point of contact for easy access to services, coordinated care to maximize effectiveness and minimize duplication of services, and a comprehensive quality improvement program to ensure high-quality care.
Knowing one’s HIV status is important; early diagnosis of HIV produces better long-term medical outcomes, and people who are actively being treated for HIV are less likely to transmit it to others. In fiscal year 2014, 592 tests were completed in outreach testing and walk-in testing at Family First Health. Between July and September 2014, staff performed 104 outreach HIV tests.
“As sustained funding for HIV services has become more challenging, this contribution from the York County Council of Churches will enable Family First Health to continue to offer universal testing to patients and community members, placing much-needed emphasis on the importance of knowing your HIV status and preventing the incidence of infection,” said Courtney Lewis, director of development at Family First Health.
Pictured in the photo, from left: Asceline Go, MD, Family First Health Medical Director; Courtney Lewis, Family First Health Director of Development; Jenny Englerth, Family First Health CEO; Lettie Jackson, York County Council of Churches O.P.E.N. Program Manager (Ordinary People Extraordinary Needs); and Chad Linder, York County Council of Churches Board Chair.
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About Family First Health
Founded in 1970, York Health Corporation, now Family First Health, is a non-profit, federally qualified health center dedicated to providing a broad range of primary health, dental care and social services at its sites on South George Street in York, Hannah Penn Middle School, Lewisberry, Hanover and Gettysburg. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Family First Health offers a reduced fee program for the uninsured and accepts most other health insurances. For more information regarding the programs and services offered through Family First Health, please visit the website at www.familyfirsthealth.org. Se habla español.
These services are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Center Quality Improvement FY 2015 Grant Awards for $55,897. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.