The Downtown Health Plaza, an outpatient department of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center that provides full-service medical care to low-income residents of Forsyth County, has received a grant of $12,500 from the John W. and Alice Rose Alspaugh Memorial Funds of The Winston-Salem Foundation to provide for prenatal patient education and staff training.
The grant will support:
- A collaboration between Wake Forest Baptist, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Women’s Center of Forsyth Medical Center on an educational video about the prenatal care process for women who choose care at the Downtown Health Plaza.
- Staff training by Pen & Voice Consultants, which uses role-playing and other techniques to strengthen providers’ interactions with patients.
The Downtown Health Plaza provides prenatal care for nearly 40 percent of births in Forsyth County.
Located in east Winston-Salem, the Downtown Health Plaza offers ambulatory care in internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology. Services also include on-site radiology, laboratory and pharmacy, and co-located behavioral health specialists. A community garden supplies patients with fresh produce.
The Winston-Salem Foundation is a community foundation that supports charitable programs in the greater Forsyth County area. Founded in 1919 with a gift of $1,000, it administered grants of more than $20 million in 2011.
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