The health of a community relies on the health of the individuals in it. But too many people struggle to get the care they need, even within our four-county footprint.
To make sure all people have an equal opportunity to be healthy, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership (MHCP) created the Health Improvement Fund to support not-for-profit health and human service providers in our community.
In 2023-24, we are funding the work of five organizations committed to improve health outcomes for low-income and otherwise vulnerable people in our community.
Meet the 2023-24 grantees for funding:
Ascension Wisconsin Foundation
Program Purpose: Angel of Hope Clinic
Program Description: This clinic aims to serve more than 900 people, delivering primary health care services including immunizations, chronic disease management, and follow-up care as needed. Patients have shared decision making over their treatment plans as well as access to mental and behavioral health services.
Ascension Wisconsin Foundation Seton Dental Clinic
Program Purpose: Dental Care for Uninsured
Program Description: This dental clinic serves patients at both a southside and northside Milwaukee location with a special focus on patients with incomes at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. Funding will support adult urgent care dental services including restorative examinations like x-rays and cavity treatment.
Aurora Health Care Walker’s Point Community Clinic
Program Purpose: Primary Care for Uninsured
Program Description: This program provides support for behavioral health services that are provided by the clinic’s Family Support Specialist, Community Health Workers, and Psychologist. Together, this team provides bilingual and culturally responsive mental health services to refugees and immigrants. Services include classes in mindfulness, stress reduction, health coaching, bodywork, and integrated care with physical health services.
Bread of Healing, Inc.
Program Purpose: Health Care for the Uninsured
Program Description: This clinic provides health services to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured patients. Services include primary care and specialty care including cardiology, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, rheumatology, ophthalmology, gynecology, and dermatology. This funding supports workforce development efforts to train residents, interns, and students.
Community Smiles Dental
Program Purpose: Healthy Smiles for Milwaukee County Patients
Program Description: This dental clinic works to improve the oral health of underserved residents through preventive services, treatment, education, and advocacy. Education services include the Oral Health Education Program with Milwaukee schools. The clinic also continues to provide emergency dental services.
Learn more about The Milwaukee Health Care Partnership here.
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