This fall, the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation and Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville (the Foundations) approved funding totaling $4,258,742 supporting programs and initiatives serving central and southeastern Ohio. Funding from the Foundations will support a new dental safety net clinic; osteopathic graduate medical education; recovery and treatment services for individuals experiencing substance use disorders; increased access to breast health services; and expanded homeownership opportunities for low-income families.
OHF and OHFN jointly approved funding:
- Hopewell Health Centers: $639,000 to support a new, twelve operatory dental safety net clinic in Nelsonville, Ohio. The clinic will be located in the former Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville facility, which will become a comprehensive, community health center providing services including behavioral health and primary care.
OHF approved funding for the following organizations:
- OhioHealth Doctors Hospital: $2,744,742 to support transition to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Single Accreditation System. Funds will provide support for residency programs and fellowship programs during the transition to the ACGME.
- Maryhaven, Inc.: $750,000 to support a new, 55-bed facility for individuals suffering from opiate overdoses, providing immediate access to care, treatment and residential services.
OHFN approved funding for the following organizations:
- Susan G. Komen Columbus: $75,000 to continue a funding partnership supporting the Southeastern Ohio Breast Health Initiative, increasing education, screening and treatment access for women in southeastern Ohio.
- Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio: $50,000 to support a new training and administrative facility for the organization, which will allow increased opportunities for homeownership, financial literacy classes and home repair services.