(Greenwood, S.C., November 23, 2021) –Self Regional Healthcare’s Community Health Committee presented Healthy Learners Greenwood with a $75,000 grant Thursday, November 18, 2021.
Over the many years, Healthy Learners Greenwood has increased health access for children in need. The local organization addresses a fundamental need in the community to improve early access and appropriate use of non-emergency health care services by providing the necessary resources for children and families.
The $75,000 grant will address the Social Determinants of Health of a projected 450 low-income children by providing access to 1,000 healthcare services between August 2021 and August 2022. Additionally, the funding will help to expand services into Laurens County, in tandem with an existing grant from AmeriCorps, to increase appropriate use of non-emergency healthcare services. This project will directly impact a critical need identified in Self Regional Healthcare’s Community Health Needs Prioritization Chart: Access to Care.
Healthy Learners addresses identified unmet health needs of school children through coordination of care with the school nurse, parents and local provider partners to assure children’s health needs are met. Healthy Learners also provides transportation for healthcare visits. Costs for eligible health care services, transportation and follow-up are paid for by Healthy Learners.
About Self Regional Healthcare:
Self Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit, regional referral hospital that provides care to residents of Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield and Newberry counties. Services include prevention and wellness, acute care and tertiary care services including cancer care, neurosurgery, heart and vascular surgery, NICU, orthopedics and genetics. Self Medical Group is its employed physician affiliate network of 22 practices and more than 90 physicians.