Community Routes: Access to Mental Health Care Learning Summit

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In March 2024, Direct Relief, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) hosted the Community Routes: Access to Mental Health Care Learning Summit. The Mobile Outreach Clinic professionals, Carol Lewis and Michelle Nall were able to attended the Mental Health Summit at the Direct Relief headquarters in Santa Barbara, CA.

As a recipient of Direct Relief and Teva Pharmaceuticals 2023 Community Routes: Access to Mental Health Care Awards in collaboration with the @national-association-of-free-clinics, we had the opportunity to collaborate and share insights on mental health awareness. Over two days of panel discussions and workshops, they explored effective strategies for treating their communities.

This 12-month grant is the second round of funding for 11 clinics. We’re working to promote equity for patients with depression and/or anxiety in our community. Teva Pharmaceuticals has supported 11 clinics aimed at advancing health equity by increasing access to care for uninsured patients suffering from depression and anxiety in California, Florida, and New Jersey. The summit celebrated and acknowledged the impactful work of these clinics and their staff.

Attendees included the following grant recipients:

Grace Medical Home, Parker Family Health Center, Samaritan House of San Mateo County, Savie Health, University of Florida Mobile Outreach Clinic, Westminster Free Clinic, Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI), Volunteers in Medicine of South Jersey, Lestonnac Free Clinic, Symba Center, and Talbot House Ministries

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