Talbot House Ministries’ Good Samaritan Free Clinic was honored by Teva Pharmaceuticals, the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC), and Direct Relief at the NAFC 2022 Charitable Healthcare Symposium in Indianapolis, IN.
Among 10 other free and charitable clinics across California, Florida, and New Jersey, Talbot Hous Ministries’ (THM) clinic was awarded $75,000 to address mental health needs through Community Routes: Access to Mental Health Care.
In addition to the awarded funds, Teva is making available a broad portfolio of generic mental health medications on a charitable basis.
Over 40 million adults are affected by anxiety and depression disorders annually in the U.S. Post-pandemic, 84% of physicians have reported an increase in new mental health diagnoses, disproportionately so in racial and ethnic minorities, as well as lower-income households.
Nicole Lamoureux, President and CEO of NAFC, said, “Through this program, clinics will be able to enhance and expand access to crucial mental health services for their communities.”
Many of those served by THM and the Good Samaritan Free Clinic are faced with a multiplicity of mental health challenges. The awarding of this grant allows us to expand our impact and increase the number and array of our pharmacy’s supply of mental health medication.