The in Novato, California, has announced grants totaling $2 million to help under- and uninsured Marin County residents gain access to medical care.
The third round of grants awarded through the Sutter Health Access to Care Fund, which was established by in 2010, will be used to improve access to a range of services, including dental care, behavioral health care, vaccinations, adult day health center care, medical and mental health services for teens, and breast cancer screening and case management. In addition, some of the funds will be used to underwrite insurance premiums for uninsured children as well as support a new partnership with the to coordinate donated surgery and specialty care.
"Cumulatively, these grants are having a measurable impact on the well-being of uninsured and underinsured residents," said Marin Community Foundation president and CEO Thomas Peters. "From prevention to treatment, these efforts are filling gaps and providing services that are critically important. Any one of the medical issues addressed by these grants can lead to serious medical complications. We're grateful that Marin has such a responsive and caring system of community clinics, which, along with the county's health department, are able to take care of those in greatest need."