Holland Free Health Clinic
April 2018
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Support HFHC and learn more about what we do at these upcoming events!

April 4th
Miles of Smiles   at HFHC

April 12

April 12
3-4:30 @ HFHC
Call HFHC for more information

April 18

April 19
Miles of Smiles  at HFHC

April 26

April 5
New Board Member Announcement

We are excited to announce Lisa Scholten as a new board member. Lisa works for Five Star Reality and we are excited to have her as part of our board.
Summer Volunteer Needs
  • Dentists
  • Hygienists
  • Dental Assistants
  • Marketing
  • Grant Writing
  • Administrative Support 
  • Many other areas!
We are now accepting applications for summer volunteers! If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering at HFHC, email mail@hfhclinic.org or call us at (616) 392-3610.
DAS Sponsorship Opportunity

The 4th annual DAS Kick off event is April 26th from 6-8pm at Warehouse 6 Events. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, click  HERE to learn more and contact Hope with any questions at hstamas@hfhclinic.org. 

Click the link to register to attend the event today!  http://conta.cc/2GuTQSR  

Volunteer Appreciation Week

Thank you to all our volunteers! We want to take the first week in April as a special week to recognize all the effort you put into each program. With your help, we are able to continue to serve the community. In 2017, volunteers donated almost 7,000 hours of their time. Thank you!
 
Diabetic Alert Day
Thursday, April 12


HFHC will host its 7th Annual Diabetes Alert Day. This is a community diabetes awareness event for those with diabetes and affected by diabetes. There will be f ree diabetic health information including management and healthy lifestyle tips, blood glucose and cholesterol testing, urine protein screening, blood pressure checks, BMI calculation and diabetic home foot care demonstrations.
 
At 11:30am guests are invited to enjoy a diabetic friendly cooking demonstration provided by local registered dietician and personal chef, Jen Plaggemars. (chefjen.com)  Samples and recipes will be provided. HFHC is happy to welcome back our community partner Walgreen's and the Holland Farmer's Market. In addition to the many give-a-ways, guests will also have the opportunity to win a free diabetic cookbook. 
 
Call (616) 392-3610 to RSVP. Walk-ins also welcome.
Mental Health Support Group 
Hope & Healing Mental Illness Support group will be starting April 12th and continue for five sessions every Thursday from 3-4:30pm at HFHC. This group will be using "There's a Hole in My Sidewalk" poem by Portia Nelson as a guide to relate to a variety of topics.

 Each session is open to anyone. A licensed counselor and occasional speakers will lead group discussion and provide support. Contact Coral Swieringa at 616.392.3610 x 205 for more information.
Grant Announcements

2018 has been an exciting year! Several program enhancements have been made thanks to a few major grant awards.
 
For our dental program, we have received $5,000 from the ADHA's Institute for Oral Health in collaboration with the Wrigley Company Foundation for supplies and instruments. We also received long-awaited funding to purchase digital x-ray technology! This project was made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area. This diagnostic tool is now routinely used during patient visits in our dental clinic.

Additional funds were secured for our Diabetic Support & Education program. HFHC received a $50,000 grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation and $10,000 from NAFC and the CVS Health Foundation.
 
We are grateful for these funds that will help us coordinate much needed care for our patients!
It's Not Too Late...

Don't forget to register to attend this year's Donate a Smile Campaign kickoff event! The 4th Annual dinner will be Thursday, April 26th. Make sure to RSVP HERE