BD Helping Build Healthy Communities
Nearly 24 million Americans live in medically underserved areas with limited access to healthcare—and of the few centers available to people, services are limited due to lack of medical supplies and personnel.
To close the health equity gap in the United States BD, Direct Relief, and the National Association of Community Health Centers partner on the Helping Build Healthy Communities initiative.
Helping Build Healthy Communities helps local community clinics deliver primary and preventative healthcare services related to the prevention and treatment of diabetes, cervical cancer, and HIV. The partnership also helps clinics tailor programs for specific local patient populations and their cultural needs.
To date, the partnership has awarded 26 healthcare centers more than $2.6 million in funding through the Helping Build Healthy Communities initiative.