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.

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.