The demand for community-based health care services is high in Ohio.
According to 2011 data from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, community health centers in Ohio served nearly 500,000 patients who visited them nearly four times a year on average.
About 75 percent of the patients are uninsured or on Medicaid.
To help expand community health care services for this struggling population, Finance Fund has established a $6 million Community Health Loan (CHL) Fund to encourage the purchase, expansion or renovation of community-based health care facilities in Ohio’s low- income communities.
The CHL Fund provides loans of up to $250,000 to health care providers operating in eligible communities for machinery and equipment, building acquisition, renovation or leasehold improvements.
The fixed loan rate is based upon risk factors and require a 10 percent cash equity down payment of the purchase price or project cost.
For information, call 1-614-221-1114, ext 31.
Red Lobster, Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants in the Youngstown market donated a total of $6,000 to local nonprofit organizations through the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants Inc., which owns the restaurants.
Red Lobster and Olive Garden restaurants in Niles, the Hermitage, Pa., Red Lobster and the Boardman LongHorn Steakhouse raised $4,000 for the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley; and the Youngstown Red Lobster and Boardman Olive Garden, raised $2,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown.
Annual meeting set
May 1 is the deadline for reservations for the annual meeting of the Community Corporation, parent of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.
The meeting will be from 5 to 7 p.m. May 8 at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road.
For reservations, call Tara Mady at 330-746-8494.
Woman’s Heart Day
Humility of Mary Health Partners’ 10th annual Woman’s Heart Day is 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9 at the Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St.
The free event includes numerous health screenings and fitness, wellness, and cooking demonstrations and lectures, spa services, displays, giveaways and refreshments.
To register, call 1-877-700-4647 or go online at www.HMpartners.org.
The Girard Health Department, 100 W. Main St., is offering a well-child immunization clinic on May 8.
An appointment is required; call 330-545-6048 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
There is a $10 charge per child. A copy of the child’s immunization record is required, and a parent or guardian must accompany children under 18.
NEW CASTLE, PA.
The Dean Ornish Program For Reversing Heart Disease at Jameson Hospital is offering the six-week Spectrum Program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 8, 15, 22, 20, June 5, and 12.
For information or to enroll, call 724-656-4660.