Saturday, April 29, 2006

California acupuncture clinic earns award

WASHINGTON -- A California clinic recently received a Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Crystal Award. The award is presented annually to organizations that demonstrate excellence in providing innovative community health-based services that meet the needs of the medically underserved.

The Third Avenu Clinic earned a two- year grant as well as sustainability-enhancing support services from doctoral students affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

Third Avenue Charitable Organization (San Diego, Calif.) -- A social outreach program and nonprofit charity that serves the homeless, elderly and working poor in the area. Through a strong coalition of community partnerships, the organization offers free meals, free medical and acupuncture clinics, and free mental health counseling services to hundreds of people each week. Through grant funding, the organization looks to increase the number of unduplicated patients served by 30 percent.

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