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HopeHealth receives support from National Association of Community Health Centers to advance health equity

HopeHealth is pleased to receive support from the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) to further the education, engagement, and empowerment of our communities to own their health and wellness. As part of a pilot Community Empowerment, Engagement and Education Initiative, HopeHealth plans to form a Patient Advisory Council to advance health equity, engage patients, and better meet the needs of our diverse communities. The $9,500 grant award will support development and delivery of training for patients, community members, staff, and other stakeholders. This support will arm participants with the resources needed to collaborate, build ongoing relationships, and educate themselves and others on health literacy and self-efficacy.

“National Health Center Week was a great time to learn that NACHC has selected HopeHealth to work alongside them in a way that so perfectly aligns with our mission, vision, and values, “explained Tiffany Straus, associate vice president of administration. “Advocacy is a pillar of priority for our health center, and the launch of our patient advocacy council will be magnified through this effort.”

HopeHealth is one of two health centers nationwide selected to participate in this initiative, made possible in part through the generous support of Johnson & Johnson. Johnson & Johnson’s support of community health centers aligns with its broader health equity efforts through Our Race to Health Equity, a five-year, $100 million commitment to help eradicate health disparities among communities of color.

For additional information, please contact HopeHealth at (843) 432-2959.

HopeHealth is a nonprofit leader in providing affordable, expert primary and specialty health care services for all ages in Florence, Aiken (Infectious Diseases), Clarendon, Orangeburg, and Williamsburg Counties. Our federally qualified health centers are the health care home of choice for nearly 60,000 patients. To become a patient, call 843-667-9414 or visit

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is a national organization supporting federally qualified health centers and federally qualified

health center look-alike organizations (also known as FQHCs or Community Health Centers) and expanding health care services for the medically underserved and uninsured. Founded in 1971 to promote efficient, high-quality, comprehensive health care that is accessible, culturally and linguistically competent, community-directed, and patient centered for all, NACHC’s mission and strategic pillars continue to guide our values and priorities as an organization representing a national health center



HopeHealth educates its patients on the importance of having a health care home. As a primary care facility, HopeHealth’s medical team works to prevent and detect illness and the early onset of disease, provide routine physical examinations and promote overall healthy lifestyles.

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