February 18, 2020
Media Contact: Risk Communications Manager Lorrie Andrew-Spear, Lorrie.Andrew-Spear@vdh.virginia.gov
Grant to Rappahannock Area Health District Will Help Fund Outreach
(Fredericksburg, Va.) — The Joe and Mary Wilson Community Benefit Fund of Mary Washington Hospital Foundation recently awarded the Rappahannock Area Health District (RAHD) a grant award of $12,400 for RAHD’s Every Woman’s Life (EWL) Program for 2020. The award provides funding for an EWL Outreach Worker who increases awareness about the program in the Rappahannock Region, enrolls women into the program, and increases the number of women who receive screenings. The EWL program helps uninsured, low-income women gain access to free breast and cervical cancer screening services. Screening and early detection reduce death rates, improve treatment options and generally increase survival.
The EWL program is subsidized through federal and state grants. The Mary Washington Hospital Foundation and Rappahannock Area Health District have enjoyed a successful collaborative relationship regarding the EWL Program for many years. RAHD has been a participant in the EWL Program for 18 years.
For more information about the Every Woman’s Life Program, visit the Virginia Department of Health website at www.vdh.virginia.gov/every-womans-life/. To find the nearest screening location, call EWL’s toll-free referral line at 1-866-EWL-4YOU (1-866-395-4968) or 1-804-864-8204. For more information about the EWL Program at the Rappahannock Area Health District, contact Michelle Clayton, BSN, RN at 540-322-5953.
To learn more about the many programs and services offered by the Rappahannock Area Health District, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/rappahannock.