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Summerton, SC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Access to health care services

Description: Many lower-income families in Summerton struggled to access affordable health care services during the COVID-19 pandemic. This project continued a multi-year effort to convert shipping containers into mobile health clinics. The Town of Summerton partnered with SC Community Uplift to launch the Cross My Heart Free Mobile Clinic. Staffed by volunteers from local medical offices, hospitals and nursing training programs, the initiative will offer screenings, vaccines and primary care services to local families and seasonal farm workers. Organizers say the project will also offer hands-on experience to student nurses.

King County, WA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Access to health care services

Description: Working in the Beacon Hill area of Seattle, International Community Health Services launched a multilingual educational campaign to increase the awareness of online telehealth services in underserved immigrant communities, chiefly the local Asian American Pacific Islander population. The organization credits the effort with helping to increase rates of telehealth visits, vaccinations and awareness about medical resources.

Sioux Falls, SD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Access to health care services

Description: This project will refurbish a small bus to create South Dakota's first mobile medical equipment lending library. After the rehab, the donated vehicle will serve isolated and vulnerable residents in rural and tribal areas.

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Princeton, MN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Micromobility enhancements/management

Description: The City of Princeton launched itsBike Assist Program, which offers electric hybrid cargo bikes to local families, giving them more transportation options.


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