Mayo Clinic awards $70,000 grant to nonprofit mental health center
Zumbro Valley Health Center is getting a boost from Mayo Clinic.
The nonprofit organization announced this week that Mayo has awarded it a $70,000 grant. The funding will be used to expand the delivery of mental and chemical health, medical and care coordination services to the under- and uninsured populations in southeast Minnesota.
"Mayo Clinic has, and continues to be, a major supporter of our efforts to enhance services and care delivery to people in SE Minnesota,” Zumbro CEO Dave Cook said in a news release. “Their generosity has been crucial in our efforts to plan, develop and deliver an integrated model of care to clients.”
According to Cook, the funds will provide support for "key equipment purchases and other operational expenses." Zumbro Valley Health Center provides mental health, substance use disorder, primary care and community-based services to about 4,500 residents of Olmsted, Fillmore and surrounding counties.
The vast majority of Zumbro patients come from under-served populations. It uses a model that helps address social determinants such as lack of housing and poor nutrition that play a crucial role in poor health outcomes.
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