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WHITE-WILSON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION HELPS INCREASE ACCESS TO PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — October 13, 2015 — The White-Wilson Community Foundation (WWCF) has awarded $16,250 to the Hope Medical Clinic. The grant will help increase access to primary health care services for local women in need.

"Its partnerships like this with White-Wilson Community Foundation that allows us to expand access to medical care in Okaloosa and Walton Counties," said Hope Medical Clinic Executive Director Tim Roberts. "This grant will allow our organization to provide over 250 women's health appointments to uninsured women. This program translates to healthier families, stronger communities and supports many of our local working uninsured."

The White-Wilson Community Foundation serves health needs of community members in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton Counties. The non-profit organization works to build partnerships that increase access to local health care services.

This grant is one of four women's health grants provided by WWCF, totaling $55,000. The funds are made possible through the organization's women's health initiative and were raised at the WWCF's 6th Annual Little Black Dress Party.

"One goal of the White-Wilson Community Foundation is to build partnerships that improve the health of women in our community," said WWCF President Dr. Jack Azzaretto. "We are happy to support Hope Medical Clinic and help increase access to health services essential to community health."

Other organizations receiving this year's women's health initiative grants include: the Mental Health Association, Shelter House and Department of Health Walton County. Additional information on the foundation and its grant programs is available at whitewilsoncommunityfoundation.org.

 
Tim Roberts, Stacy West, Gene Barker, Jack Azzaretto (L-R) Tim Roberts and Stacy West of Hope Medical Clinic accept a check for $16,250
Tim Roberts, Stacy West, Gene Barker, Jack Azzaretto (L-R) Tim Roberts and Stacy West of Hope Medical Clinic accept a check for $16,250.

About the White-Wilson Community Foundation:
The White-Wilson Community Foundation was formed in 2012 to help improve health care in Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa Counties through service and education. The Foundation believes it is important to educate the community on the importance of preventive health care and to support organizations and charities in the community that provide health services to individuals in need. For more information, please visit whitewilsoncommunityfoundation.org.