Discount Medications, Telehealth Resources, COVID-19 CareLine
Discount Medications, Telehealth Resources, COVID-19 CareLine

*For the latest COVID-19 resources and links go to our resource page*

Weekly Update
Week of April 20

Transitioning to Telehealth

A resource guide
The Charitable Healthcare Network has developed a resource to guide clinics who want to move towards telehealth. 

Important Dates

UCF Development Grant Application Due TODAY

April 24, 2020

COVID-19 Tip of the Week:

COVID-19 CareLine
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS) announced the launch of a new mental health COVID CareLine for Ohioans. Trained staff will be available to provide emotional assistance to anyone struggling with mental health concerns due to the ongoing stress of the pandemic.

The number to call is 1-800-720-9616. All calls will be confidential.

CHN Member Spotlight:

Asian Health Initiative
Asian Health Initiative (AHI) is a free clinic and outreach program in Columbus, Ohio that serves uninsured patients. A program of Asian American Community Services, the Asian Health Initiative is one of several programs designed to serve the needs of Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders in the Central Ohio region. One of the unique programs offered at AHI is their Hepatitis B testing and treatment program. Hepatitis B is the second leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and over half of the Hep B infections in the US occur among foreign-born individuals. In 2019, AHI partnered with Columbus Public Health, the OSU chapter of the Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA), and community and faith leaders from the Somali, Lao and Vietnamese communities to screen 135 people for Hep B during 3 community events. Uninsured patients who tested positive were referred back to AHI for free treatment and ongoing support.


Just let us know what you need
A grateful past free clinic patient wants to give back and help the clinics that helped her when she needed it. She has 3D printed several face shields that she would like to donate to our membership. Let us know if you are interested and how many you would like shipped to your clinic in the survey below. These shields are free to our clinics. Shipping may be covered by grant funds if we are approved for funding, if not, clinics will only need to pay shipping. 
Face Shield Request Form

Charitable Healthcare and COVID-19: a Weekly Discussion Group

April 29th special guest: Nicole Lamoureux, Executive Director of National Association for Free and Charitable Clinic 

The Charitable Healthcare Network is hosting a weekly virtual discussion group for Ohio's charitable healthcare organizations. Here we will check-in with one another as well as share resources and strategies on our approach to handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Meetings will be held Wednesdays from 11am-12pm. Click the link below to register!
Register for the COVID-19 Discussion Group

UCF Development Grant Applications Due TODAY!

There are three UCF funding opportunities open to members of the Charitable Healthcare Network:  Direct Services, IT Development, and QA Development.  The Direct Services funding was released last fall.  RFPs for IT & QA Development are now open. The grant cycle will run from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Applications are due to the CHN Dropbox by April 24, 2020.

Click the links below for the application instructions and application: 

The Application Instruction Sheet (PDF)
- The Application for Funding (PDF / Word)

Watch the March 31st webinar review of the grant application here

(O) 614-869-3412, or (E) 

Blessings International Discounted Medications

In an effort to help mitigate the financial burden from Covid-19, Blessings International is providing a 40% off discount across our entire inventory. There is no minimum order and shipping is free. 
Examples include Metformin 500mg for $1.41 per bottle of 100 or Lisinopril 10mg 100 count for $2.04
The medicines have long expiration dates and the delivery time from Oklahoma to Ohio is normally 3-5 days. The set-up process with Blessings International is straight forward. We require a copy of the clinics 501(c)3 and either a medical license or pharmacy/dispensary license for the shipment of medicines. 
Their hope is to assist the Charitable Healthcare Network members with supportive care measures as a result of Covid-19 as well as health-sustaining medications for diabetes, hypertension, mental health etc. 
For more information, contact Laura Berry: 
Phone: (918) 250-8101
Mobile: (214) 763-8662
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