Health Services of North Texas (HSNT) is excited to announce that we’ve been awarded a $30,000 grant from Dallas Women’s Foundation. The funds will support our Women’s Clinical Services program which provides essential healthcare services (i.e. medical visits, reproductive healthcare, labs, imaging, referrals, medications, medical supplies) for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women.
Dallas Women’s Foundation provides grants to North Texas organizations that drive change in our community, and in our world, by unlocking resources for women and elevating the dialogue around women’s issues. The Foundation provides grants in three main areas: Economic Security; Education and Leadership; Health and Safety. Dallas Women’s Foundation – the largest regional women’s fund in the world – is a trusted leader in advancing positive social and economic change for women and girls.
The need for women’s healthcare services in Texas is compelling; 2.2 million women and girls are medically uninsured and uninsured women are more likely to face cost barriers than insured women or those on Medicaid. Women who lack access to healthcare miss out on routine preventative care, such as breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings, which increases the likelihood of a condition evolving into a costly medical crisis.
Health Services of North Texas is investing in women and girls by providing quality, affordable healthcare, regardless of their ability to pay. We aim to provide a medical home where all women, especially the underinsured and uninsured, receive primary healthcare services designed around their unique needs. We provide medical care with a focus on early detection of health conditions and reproductive health, including prenatal care for pregnant patients. HSNT is empowering women to live healthier lives in order to reach their full potential. A healthy woman means a healthy community; it is widely known that once a woman starts living a healthier lifestyle, that trend reaches her family and friends— this is how HSNT defines success.
HSNT’s Women’s Clinical Services program provides accessible healthcare for women in need. In 2016, the program served 5,159 women, and over 6,000 women are projected to receive services in 2017. With the support of the Dallas Women’s Foundation, HSNT will be able to continue our mission of improving the quality of life for all North Texans through medical care, support services and advocacy.