Recognizing the great good that the Bread of Healing Clinic provides within the Milwaukee community, The Catholic Community Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to help further the Clinic's mission. Grant objectives include:
- Continue using care coordination teams that includes a physician, Community MedShare staff, nursing, and social work to ensure that uninsured adults are receiving access to primary and specialty care services, medications, mental health services, social services, facilitated access (if eligible) to Medicaid and Marketplace policies, and access to community resources.
- Continue to serve a minimum of 400 new uninsured adults at BOHC (1,200 total annually).
- Provide medications (value of $2.5 million) to a minimum of 1,200 uninsured adults with chronic health conditions at BOHC and to 20 free and community clinics serving more than 10,000 patients. This includes increasing our medications budget specifically for insulin and other higher cost medications.
- Train 4-5 pharmaceutical interns from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Concordia and Drake Universities.
- Work with local and national corporations and organizations such as Americares and Direct Relief to obtain free or low-cost medications for the uninsured. By leveraging a collective influence with pharmaceutical wholesalers and medication manufactures BOHC has improved the availability of medications for uninsured adults.
- Continue to use a volunteer, cost effective model for Community MedShare that includes a Part-time paid Medication Manager and Pharmacy Technician; Pharmacy students; and more than 50 volunteers.
The Bread of Healing Clinic is honored to receive support from The Catholic Community Foundation and is proud to report that these objectives have been met and exceeded, ensuring that The Catholic Community Foundation funds are being used an productive manner.