Saturday, April 13, 2024

AEP Foundation Acknowledges MLK Health Center & Pharmacy’s Commitment with $12,500 Grant

by BIZ Magazine

The AEP Foundation, acting on the recommendation of Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), has granted $12,500 to the MLK Health Center & Pharmacy in recognition of its dedicated efforts to provide quality primary care, medication assistance, and wellness education to adults lacking adequate health insurance coverage. The grant will play a pivotal role in advancing the Healthy Families; Healthy Communities program, aiming to ensure access to equitable healthcare for medically vulnerable adults in northwest Louisiana.

Jordan Scroggs, Executive Director of MLK Health Center & Pharmacy, expressed gratitude for the foundation’s support. “The Healthy Families; Healthy Communities program is a testament to our goal of bridging health gaps and delivering person-centered care. With this grant, we can continue our efforts in creating a connected and thriving patient community.”

The grant aligns with SWEPCO’s commitment to improving the health outcomes of vulnerable individuals in the community. Michael Corbin, SWEPCO External Affairs Manager, stated, “We are proud to support MLK Health Center & Pharmacy in their mission to provide equitable healthcare. This grant represents our commitment to improving the health outcomes of vulnerable individuals in our community.”

MLK Health Center & Pharmacy, dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of vulnerable adults, offers an array of services, including primary care, chronic disease management, medication assistance, women’s health programs, access to healthy foods, and care coordination services. The organization employs various strategies to eliminate barriers and foster health equity, ensuring seamless access to healthcare services in northwest Louisiana.

The grant from the AEP Foundation underscores the importance of collaborative efforts to enhance healthcare accessibility for vulnerable populations and contribute to the overall well-being of the community.

For more information about MLK Health Center & Pharmacy and its services, please visit mlkhealth.org.

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