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North Texas Area Community Health Centers Dedicates The Morris Foundation Building

$1 million foundation grant served as cornerstone gift to build health center in underserved medical area
 
FORT WORTH, Texas – July 15, 2020 – North Texas Area Community Health Centers (NTACHC) officially dedicated the Northside Community Health Center and renamed it The Morris Foundation Building, thanks to the $1 million cornerstone grant.
 
This gift was part of a $15.3 million capital campaign, led by U.S. Representative Kay Granger, to build a new 34,000-square-foot Northside Community Health Center to better serve the medically underserved area. Primary care services include adult care, pediatric care, women’s health, and behavioral health, along with pharmacy, labs, diabetes management, health education and wellness.
 
In 2018, the Northside Community Health Center opened. The new Center was welcomed by the Northside community, Fort Worth and Tarrant County as it offered an environment that is family-friendly, hospitality focused, and promotes patient wellnessNTACHC currently sees approximately 13,000 individuals per year with the capacity to see an additional 7,000 in its new facilities.
 
Todd Liles, The Morris Foundation’s executive director and trustee, said, “We are proud of our partnership with North Texas Area Community Health Centers in support of their mission to improve health and wellness by offering accessible, compassionate and quality healthcare services for all patients. The Foundation invests in programs that meet the educational, health and social services of the vulnerable, and this facility aligns well with being able to serve the community.”
 
Dr. Carlos Morales, NTACHC board president, said, “At North Texas Area Community Health Centers (NTACHC), our patients are some of the most vulnerable in Tarrant County. We are grateful for the collaboration with The Morris Foundation as they understand the challenges our patients face to maintain their health and wellness. We are honored to have The Morris Foundation name on the Northside Center building as a symbol of not only our partnership but the commitment to the underserved patients of NTACHC.”
 
About North Texas Area Community Health Centers:
A nonprofit organization, North Texas Area Community Health Centers are a community family medical practice that offers a full-range of primary and preventative healthcare services to patients throughout Tarrant County. In 2002, NTACHC was founded to provide high quality medical services, while serving as a safety net for the lower-income population to help successfully address health disparities in the community. Open to all, NTACHC has three community-centered medical homes: Northside Community Health Center, Southeast Community Health Center and Arlington Community Health Center. For more information, visit https://ntachc.org/ or call 817-625-4254.
 
About The Morris Foundation:
The Morris Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to removing barriers and creating pathways for the vulnerable in the Fort Worth community to help them live hopeful and productive lives. For more information, visit www.themorrisfoundation-fw.com
 
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