MedLine Impact Grant

Media Advisory Released: July 29, 2019
Event Date: August 1, 2019

Medline Awarding PrimaryOne Health with One of Five National Community Impact Grants to Help Expectant Mothers

WHO: PrimaryOne Health President/CEO Charleta B. Tavares
PrimaryOne Health Women’s Health Director, Dr. Jeffery Marable
PrimaryOne Health Women’s Health Program Administrator, Brigid Everhart

WHAT: Medline and the Medline Foundation announced five community health centers, across the country, to be awarded grants. Each awardee will receive $10,000 in funding to address a variety of unique healthcare challenges affecting patients and people who receive care in these facilities.

Funds awarded to PrimaryOne Health will go toward providing free car seat/stroller systems to expectant mothers, many of whom are uninsured or on Medicaid, after they successfully complete the CenteringPregnancy ® prenatal care program.

“Understanding the important role community health centers play, Medline developed its Community Impact Grant program for Community Health Centers to help remove barriers preventing patients from getting care at these facilities,” said Karen Frey, Medline’s senior philanthropy manager.

“PrimaryOne Health works to not only provide quality care, but to address the social determinants of health for our patients. Safety for our newborn patients and the cost to achieve that should not be a barrier, if we can help it,” said Charleta B. Tavares, PrimaryOne Health, chief executive officer.

A check will be presented to PrimaryOne Health by Medline Philanthropy team.

WHEN: Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. EST

WHERE: PrimaryOne Health
                   1905 Parsons Ave
                   Columbus, Ohio 43207

CONTACTS: Yolanda Owens, Associate Director of Marketing and Development, PrimaryOne Health: 614/859-1938 or

About PrimaryOne Health
PrimaryOne Health is a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving central Ohio through 10 strategically placed clinical sites since 1997. Working to provide access to services to improve the health status of families, PrimaryOne Health offers comprehensive primary care, OB-GYN, pediatric, vision, dental, behavioral health and specialty care services to over 46,000 patients. PrimaryOne Health is a proud member of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). For more information about PrimaryOne Health and its programs, go to

About MedLine Community Impact
Medline continually looks for new ways to help improve healthcare in the United States and around the world through strategic partnerships with innovative organizations. The pillars of Medline’s community and social responsibility efforts are community impact, sustainability, and global health. By going beyond traditional philanthropy, Medline engages in deep, strategic partnerships that create measurable outcomes. Learn more about social responsibility at Medline at: