EAST HARTFORD, May 20, 2015- Continuing its strong support for health and human services in the Greater Hartford area, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded InterCommunity a three year $275,000 grant, to support staff and administrative costs related to their newly designated Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike (FQHC LA).
This latest grant continues a vital partnership between the Hartford Foundation and InterCommunity, ensuring the health center’s ability to continue providing much needed services to the Greater Hartford community.
“This generous grant from the Hartford Foundation demonstrates their commitment to investing in whole person health care,” said Kimberly Beauregard, InterCommunity President and CEO. “They understand the importance of providing primary and behavioral health care services under one organization, which is especially important for those with multiple health care needs.”
Effective March 1, 2015, InterCommunity, Inc. was officially designated a federally qualified health center look-alike (FQHC LA) by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. An FQHC LA is a health center that serves an underserved area or population, offers a sliding fee scale, provides comprehensive services, has an ongoing quality assurance program, and has a governing board of directors that includes those who are served by the health center.
This grant, made possible in part by the generosity of the Norma and Natale Sestero Fund and the Ruth Kellog Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, will help to continue to improve access to primary care, and help to bridge physical and behavioral health services to benefit the Greater Hartford community at large.