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FRHD increases affordable public health services grants

 

Last updated 7/3/2017 at Noon

Accepting community health contracts on behalf of the organizations they represent are, back row from left to right, Larry White, Jeremiah’s Ranch; Lori Holeman, Fallbrook Family Health Center; Ron Stark, North Inland Community Prevention Program; Shay Gebler-Bence, Trauma Intervention Program of San Diego; Denis Vega, Fallbrook Family Health Center and Allison Barclay, Boys & Girls Club of North County. Middle row, left to right: Rachel Mason, Foundation For Senior Care; Linda White, Jeremiah’s Ranch; Phyllis Sweeney, Fallbrook Senior Center; Naureen Khan, Fallbrook Family Health Center; Debbie Shinner, REINS and Canece Huber, REINS. Front row, left to right: Jennifer Vetch, Fallbrook Food Pantry; Debra Lorenzen, North Inland Community Prevention Program; Marilyn Watson, Michelle’s Place; Patti Christianson, Palomar Family Counseling and Janine Loescher, Fallbrook Smiles Project. Gloria Magallanes Photo (Accepting community health contracts on behalf of the organizations they represent are, back row from left to right, Larry White, Jeremiah’s Ranch; Lori Holeman, Fallbrook Family Health Center; Ron Stark, North Inland Community Prevention Program; Shay Gebler-Bence, Trauma Intervention Program of San Diego; Denis Vega, Fallbrook Family Health Center and Allison Barclay, Boys & Girls Club of North County. Middle row, left to right: Rachel Mason, Foundation For Senior Care; Linda White, Jeremiah’s Ranch; Phyllis Sweeney, Fallbrook Senior Center; Naureen Khan, Fallbrook Family Health Center; Debbie Shinner, REINS and Canece Huber, REINS. Front row, left to right: Jennifer Vetch, Fallbrook Food Pantry; Debra Lorenzen, North Inland Community Prevention Program; Marilyn Watson, Michelle’s Place; Patti Christianson, Palomar Family Counseling and Janine Loescher, Fallbrook Smiles Project. Gloria Magallanes Photo)

FALLBROOK – At its regular board meeting June 14, the Fallbrook Regional Health District (FRHD) board approved $858,721.35 in affordable public health services for 16 applicant agencies providing 21 programs, accounting for a 35 percent increase – or $224,413 more – in public health services over the last year.

The no-cost health services will benefit about 75,000 low- and fixed-income patients facing the area's top health concerns, including cancer, diabetes and hypertension. The voter-approved special district collects roughly $1.6 million annually to cover health care provider sho...



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