July 31, 2009

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has a focus is the Central neighborhood community

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is committed to a more in-depth approach to reducing disparities in health and education in the Central Neighborhood near downtown Cleveland. Residents of this community, like so many in our region, experience poor outcomes in education and health which make it much harder for residents to move out of poverty.

The Foundation selected the Central neighborhood because of the commitment of St. Vincent Charity Hospital in providing health care and outreach in this community for more than 140 years. On this smaller geographic scale – Central is home to about 12,000 adults and children – we hope to cultivate a collaborative effort, and pilot some innovative strategies, to address gaps in health and education.

In an effort to continue serving the unmet needs of the Central neighborhood community, The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, has awarded St. Vincent Charity Hospital a seed grant that is to improve health access to the community at the St. Vincent Charity Hospital Health Care Center and financially support the medical home model initiative for the first three years of operational.

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