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Clinica Sierra Vista receives emergency grant from Direct Relief

Clinica Sierra Vista
Posted at 3:58 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 18:58:30-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Clinica Sierra Vista today announced a donation of $49,500 in emergency grant funding from the medical aid organization Direct Relief, in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers.

Clinica Sierra Vista, along with 518 federally qualified health centers, received funding this week through Direct Releif's $25 million COVID-19 Fund for Community Health.

Clinica Sierra Vista will use the funds to help provide their family and adolescent services program with laptops for case managers and supervisors.

“These tools are critical for our family and adolescent services teams to continue making a difference in the lives of central valley families,” said Tim Calahan, director of Public Relations and Community Development for Clinica Sierra Vista. “CSV’s goal of reducing repeat adolescent births, and improving parent and child health remains strong, with support like this from Direct Relief our mission is only strengthened.”