WILMINGTON – HealthFirst for Clinton County and Highland County Community Action Organization (HCCAO) are partnering to raise awareness for both organizations and provide funding for needed services in Clinton County.
HCCAO has operated Clinton County Family Planning at 62 E. Sugartree St. since 2009, sharing space with the former home of the Clinton County Free Clinic until it closed in 2015.
Earlier this year, HealthFirst paid for new signage for the clinic and more recently rebranded the entire City of Wilmington-owned building with new signage identifying the location as the HealthFirst for Clinton County Center — HealthFirst Center for short. More importantly, the HealthFirst board has approved grants of $5,000 recently to subsidize services at the family planning clinic.
The clinic offers a range of reproductive health services to underinsured and low income males and females, including adolescents—gynecological health care, contraception, breast and cervical cancer screenings, screenings and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, and education. Education topics include abstinence, exercise, nutrition, domestic violence, and substance abuse.
In other recent action, HealthFirst will provide as needed up to $25,000 each of the next two years as matching funds for the Ohio START (Sobriety, Treatment, and Reducing Trauma) Intervention Grant received by Clinton County Jobs and Family Services. Clinton County is one of 19 Ohio counties selected to participate in the pilot best practice model designed to lead to better outcomes for children and families impacted by opiates and other drugs.
HealthFirst has also made recent donations to Clinton County Community Care Hospice, the Clinton County Foster Children’s Trust Fund, the Clinton Leadership Institute, and to the Diabetes Screening and Awareness Project.
HealthFirst has $3.9 million in funds held by the Clinton County Foundation.
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