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Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

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Foundation awards clinic diabetes grants, medical student scholarships

Foundation awards clinic diabetes grants, medical student scholarships

The AMA Foundation recently awarded five free clinics with $10,000 grants to support diabetes projects through its Healthy Communities/Healthy America program. This program supports the efforts of physicians and other volunteers at free clinics who provide high-quality, affordable medical care.

Free clinics are volunteer-based organizations that provide medical services to economically disadvantaged individuals. These clinics serve as community safety nets by providing care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. With the support of Lilly USA, LLC, each of the following free clinics is receiving a $10,000 grant to implement diabetes education and self-management projects:

  • The Health Wagon, Inc. in Wise, Va.
  • Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center in Steubenville, Ohio
  • Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics in Port Angeles, Wash.
  • Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Volunteers in Medicine Wilkes-Barre in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Read a recent story in AMA Wire to learn more about the AMA's work to address type 2 diabetes through its Improving Health Outcomes initiative.

The foundation also granted Physicians of Tomorrow Awards to 21 rising fourth-year medical students across the nation. Each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship to assist with tuition. Recipients were nominated by their medical schools and chosen based upon academic achievement and financial need. The AMA Foundation has awarded more than $61 million in scholarships to deserving medical students since 1950.

Learn the names of this year's Physicians of Tomorrow Award recipients in an AMA Foundation news release.