Planned Parenthood Receives United Way Grant
Funding improves access to health care for patients with disabilities
UTICA, NY (12/20/2012)(readMedia)-- Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson received a $5,000 Community Empowerment Grant from the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area to help improve access to health care.
This funding supports the purchase of a power examination table that helps PPMH better provide reproductive health care services to individuals with special needs. One in five individuals have some kind of disability, such as a temporary injury, obesity, pregnancy, chronic health condition, permanent physical limitation or other special need. Patients with a disability receive equal access to care and their dignity is preserved.
Planned Parenthood serves over 3,500 family planning patients in the greater Utica area.
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Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson's mission is to provide quality health care, to educate individuals to make informed sexual and reproductive decisions, and to advocate for reproductive rights. www.plannedparenthood.org/ppmh
United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area is a local, independent non-profit organization funding area programs and services addressing crucial community issues in the impact areas of health, education, income, basic needs and emergency services.