Union Community Care Had a Very Good Week

May 2, 2023 | Health Center News

It’s said that when it rains, it pours. Well, the inverse must also be true because the sun is shining brightly at Union Community Care. Their good news includes:

  • The Lancaster City Council approved $5 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funds to invest in programs serving the city, including $500,000 to the health center. The $500,000 award will be used by the health center to bring dental into its downtown Lancaster location, creating a consolidated service location where patients can get medical care, dental care, social support and behavioral health care.
  • The American Heart Association – Pennsylvania presented the health center with the Live Fierce, Reduce Your Risk Award during their Lebanon Heart Ball this past weekend to recognize the work the health center has done to reduce the risk of heart disease in the communities it serves.
  • The health center is partnering with Lancaster County Workforce Development Board, the PA Apprenticeship and Training Office, Central Penn College and the National Health Career Association to implement a healthcare-specific Registered Apprenticeship Program to create a pathway for staff in front-line positions to grow and progress in their careers. The innovative training program empowers team members with a learn-while-you-earn approach to career development to become a certified clinical medical assistant. The apprenticeship includes job pay, on-the-job learning, classroom learning, mentorship and nationally recognized credentials.