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IMANA awards equitable health care grants to 4 organizations across the country
April 23th, 2021
The grants are through IMANA’s Free Clinic grant program and the Capacity Building grant program. All grants made are for $5,000.
With the Free Clinic grant program, IMANA makes grants to support the efforts of free clinics across the country. With the Capacity Building grant program, IMANA provides grants to health care-focused organizations for initiatives aimed at promoting networking, educational activities or capacity building for organizations with an annual revenue under $500,000.
The following organizations are receiving Free Clinic program grants:
- Clarkston Community Health Center, Clarkston, Georgia. Clarkston Community Health Center is a free health clinic with a mission to be a state-of-the-art, culturally and linguistically competent primary and preventive health care facility to provide a medical home to the residents of the city of Clarkston and to those in need throughout north Georgia.
- Muslim American Social Services, Jacksonville, Florida. The Muslim American Senior Services Clinic (MASS) is a free medical clinic established in 2010 by members of the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida. MASS’s mission is to provide free social and medical service to those in need.
The following organizations are receiving Capacity Building program grants:
- Islamic Center of Detroit Health Clinic, Detroit. The Islamic Center of Detroit (ICD) exists to serve the most vulnerable people within metropolitan Detroit through the Muslim faith, Islamic principles and a fundamental belief in assisting others. It aims to develop and implement a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-alike Center to provide convenient, accessible and appropriate care to the underserved community of Wayne County, Michigan.
- Worry Free Clinic, Glendale Heights, Illinois. Project Be-Well Telehealth Free Clinic is a virtual clinical triage service founded under the umbrella of Worry Free Community (WFC) in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. WFC is a Chicagoland-rooted nonprofit whose founders have been serving the area’s diverse Muslim community since 2013.
“The grants committee saw the potential for the major impact that these small organizations could have in their communities,” says Akrama Hashmi, managing director of IMANA.
About the Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA)
IMANA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a key resource and a network for American Muslim physicians and health care professionals. IMANA has provided global medical relief to over 2.5 million patients in 34 countries.
IMANA also supports health care access and equity initiatives in the U.S. through grant making, medical debt relief and other programs.