Having dependable access to pads, tampons, and other feminine hygiene products is a necessity for any woman who gets a period. But across the country, many homeless and economically disadvantaged women find themselves without these products, either because they cannot afford them or because agencies like shelters do not have them readily available.
The South Carolina Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA) Board of Directors announces the election of Regina M. Mitchell, President and CEO of New Horizon Family Health Services in Greenville County, as its next board chair. Ms. Mitchell was elected during the Association's Annual Membership Meeting and will begin her one-year term in November.
Finding health care in Greenville should be more convenient beginning later this month because of a $325,000 federal grant to New Horizon Family Health Services. New Horizon will use the money to support and expand services at its new Faris Road facility, which includes Saturday hours from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. beginning Aug. 22.
Like many healthcare organizations, New Horizon Family Health Services, Inc. (NHFHS), found itself at a point of inflection at the end of 2014. The nonprofit community health center has served the Greenville area since 1992 and has grown exponentially since its founding, moving from two locations to seven, increasing its staff from 35 to 180 employees, and increasing the number of residents it serves by 13,000.
New Horizon Family Health Services Inc. has been awarded a $264,616 grant from the federal government to help provide more primary care.The health center was one of 1,195 awarded the grant to hire new health care providers, stay open for longer hours, and expand the care they provide, for example offering dental, vision and other new services, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services