Teaching Health Centers
HRSA has awarded multiple grants to The Wright Center to establish Teaching Health Center locations and expand our medical residency training opportunities. The goal is to increase the number of primary care physicians trained to work with underserved populations in inter-professional teams that emphasize keeping entire communities healthy.
HRSA invested more than $4 million in the Wright Center to establish six new Teaching Health Centers and launch a Family Medicine National Network residency program. In a partnership with A.T. Still University’s Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, the expansion will enable The Wright Center to place residents over the next three years in community health centers around the country.
The Wright Center received $2,175,000 in new Teaching Health Center funding for 2013-2014.
School-Based Health Centers
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) invested $2,000,000 to create or significantly enhance School-Based Health Centers which will provide access to healthcare to nearly 9,000 students in Valley View, North Pocono, Lakeland and Scranton School Districts.
Infectious Disease Services
HRSA also provides important operational funds to The Wright Center’s Infectious Disease Clinic, which annually provides comprehensive healthcare, prevention education and support services to 400 people within seven surrounding counties. The Northeast Regional HIV Planning Coalition and United Way of Wyoming Valley annually invests almost $700,000 in support of our Infectious Disease Clinic, including resources which will enable the addition of HIV diagnostic services.
The Northeastern Pennsylvanian Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation invested $5,000 in support of The Wright Center’s Wonderful Women Program which provided health information to women, with special emphasis on breast cancer via community events and a local support group.
Asian Medical Home
The Pennsylvania Medical Society has awarded The Wright Center a one-time, $5,000 grant to help fund a project aimed at improving healthcare for the area’s Asian population. The grant will allow the center to purchase new equipment and take healthcare directly to the Asian community via mobile, “pop-up clinics”, helping to fulfill The Wright Center’s mission to improve the well¬being of the entire community.
The NEPA Health Care Foundation awarded $50,000 to help establish a Primary Care Clinic at Skyview Park Apartments in Scranton that will provide a full range of services including mental, behavioral health, and dental care to individuals who are uninsured, underinsured, and low income with a particular focus on the growing Bhutanese refugee, Asian, and Hispanic communities.
Electronic Medical Records for the Skyview Clinic
The Willary Foundation awarded $10,000 to implement the Portable Remote Network (PRN) that will connect the Skyview Primary Care Clinic and its patients to electronic medical records (EMR) and the Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE) to facilitate care coordination among all providers involved in a patient’s health including specialists, hospitals, and community services.