Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation grants $25,000 to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center to fund COVID-19 immunizations and infection prevention

Funds will specifically support the efforts of the Novant Health Community Care Cruiser and its team

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation received a $25,000 grant from the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation to fund immunizations, translation services and COVID-19 infection prevention supplies aboard the Novant Health Community Care Cruiser.

The Community Care Cruiser team provides immunizations to uninsured children from birth through age 18 in the greater Charlotte area at no cost to families or guardians, ensuring children do not miss school because of missed or delayed vaccinations. In addition to state-mandated and influenza vaccinations, Community Care Cruiser services include community referrals to free/low-cost health clinics for primary care, school physicals, psychosocial assessments, health care education for guardians and children, and referrals for low-cost or free clothing, food and pharmaceuticals.

“Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation funding will ensure that the cruiser team continues to provide remarkable service in support of children’s health, especially among populations with transportation, financial or language barriers,” said Ann Caulkins, senior vice president of Novant Health and president of Novant Health Foundation. “This effort is more vital than ever as our communities continue to struggle with COVID-19. We are deeply grateful for this meaningful partnership with the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation.”