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HonorHealth-affiliated NOAH receives $1.2 million grant

HonorHealth-affiliated NOAH, or Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health, was awarded $1.2 million by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Health Resources Administration to help increase access to affordable, quality primary care services for low-income, underserved and special populations.

Through this grant, HonorHealth Desert Mission clinics will become a new access point of NOAH. This includes the Desert Mission Community Health Center, Children’s Dental Clinic and Marley House Behavior Health. Desert Mission is an organization of charitable and community services whose purpose is to meet the basic needs of our most vulnerable community members and help them reach their full potential for health and self-sufficiency.

“This is excellent news for our patients and community, and will allow us the resources to provide additional and more comprehensive services for Desert Mission clients,” said Marcia Mintz, John C. Lincoln Health Foundation president. The John C. Lincoln Health Foundation’s fundraising through corporate and individual sponsorship helps to support Desert Mission programs and services.

Community health centers like NOAH provide a medical home for patients in need so they can receive coordinated care. They help improve public health, reduce the burden of non-urgent care services in hospital emergency rooms and provide needed services such as free immunizations for uninsured children.

Currently, four community health centers throughout the Northeast Valley are operated by NOAH:

• Cholla  Health Center, Scottsdale

• Palomino Health Center, Phoenix

• Balsz Health Center, Phoenix

• Heuser Family Medicine Center, Scottsdale

A mobile NOAH health bus also visits local groups, residential group homes for the elderly, businesses and schools to provide health programs.

NOAH clinics are designated federally qualified health centers. NOAH is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization governed by an independent community-based board.

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Schwab Cup ticket sales benefit Scottsdale Healthcare

It’s great golf for a great cause – fans buying tickets for the Charles Schwab Cup Championship can designate nonprofit Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation as their charity of choice through the Tickets Fore Charity Program.

The Champions Tour event is Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 on the Cochise Course at The Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale. Tickets purchased at ScottsdaleHealthcareTickets.org can be designated to benefit Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation and proceeds will support the nonprofit Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) clinics, an affiliate of Scottsdale Healthcare.

Tom Lehman, winner of the 2011 Schwab Cup, supports the work that charities like NOAH carry out for children.

“Scottsdale Healthcare is participating in the Tickets Fore Charity program where 100% of the net proceeds will support the underserved in our community through its NOAH clinics. The work that charities like NOAH carry out for children is especially important to me,” said Lehman. “Scottsdale Healthcare is special for several other reasons – three of my children were born there.”

Valley golfers have long supported health care for underserved families through Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation’s annual Golf Classic, a charity pro-am that raises funds for Scottsdale Healthcare’s NOAH clinics.

Starting with a single nurse practitioner traveling between schools in the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley school districts in 1996, Scottsdale Healthcare’s NOAH program added a mobile clinic in 2001 and now operates several onsite health centers in Scottsdale and Phoenix. NOAH has provided health services to more than 30,000 individuals.

NOAH clinics are designated Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alikes (FQHC-LA), which make quality primary care services more available and affordable to low-income, underserved and special populations.

Designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, FQHC-LAs provide a medical home for patients in need so they can receive coordinated care. They also serve to improve public health, reduce the burden of non-urgent care services in hospital emergency rooms and provide needed services such as free immunizations for uninsured children.

NOAH operates as a 501c3 in affiliation with Scottsdale Healthcare and governed by an independent community-based board. To learn more about Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) visit noahhelps.org.

Be sure to go to ScottsdaleHealthcareTickets.org and select Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation as your designated charity. Any Day Grounds Tickets for the Charles Schwab Cup Championship are $20.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012, Scottsdale Healthcare is the locally-based nonprofit parent organization of Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute and Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation. A leader in medical innovation, talent and technology, Scottsdale Healthcare is the largest employer in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, visit www.shc.org.