September 23, 2008

Good Hope Awards- Great Unveiling IV

Today we announce the second "Beyond Bread" award recipient. (Recipients will be honored at this year's Good Hope Awards, Bread for the City's annual volunteer recognition breakfast, on October 7th at 8:30 am at the Capital Hilton.)

District of Columbia Primary Care Association - Beyond Bread Community Reformers

Since DCPCA’s beginnings in 1996 they have been dedicated to healthcare reform within the District of Columbia. Although have spearheaded many important initiatives to address the shortage of primary care providers in the District and disparities in healthcare for our most vulnerable neighbors, we particularly want to recognize the work of their Medical Homes DC project. Medical Homes DC began in 2003 to rebuild the primary care safety net for low-income DC residents. Through this bold initiative, DCPCA plans to increase primary care in the District by 200,000 square feet, including the expansion of Bread for the City’s medical clinic, scheduled to begin in December. This initiative will go a long way toward repairing the damaged healthcare system in the District.

DCPCA has long been on the front lines of healthcare reform within the District. We have benefited from their work, our patients have benefited from their work, and we are grateful. For this we are pleased to recognize DCPCA with this year’s Community Reformers Award.

To learn more about the Good Hope Awards, or to request an invitation, please contact me at VBreitbarth [at] breadforthecity [dot]org!

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