Enhancing Access2Care is a two-year program that aims to expand access and improve care for underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the United States. The program, funded by Teva Pharmaceuticals and implemented together with Direct Relief and Volunteers in Medicine (VIM), provides at least $300,000 in funding over a two-year period to VIM Alliance clinics to support the delivery of primary and preventive health care for patients with multiple chronic conditions. These programs should be clinically focused on solutions for patients who suffer from more than one chronic health condition.

Grants will be made in amounts ranging from $30,000 to $50,000 each year for a two-year period.

Eligibility Criteria
Volunteers in Medicine clinics in good standing are eligible to apply in 2019.  Applicants must be clinics that:

  • are current members of the Volunteers in Medicine Alliance
  • have completed their 2018 VIM Annual Survey
  • have enrolled in the Direct Relief Safety Net program

Not currently a Direct Relief partner? Enroll here – Direct Relief Safety Net Support Program application.

Previous Enhancing Access2Care winners can reapply, but programs must be a new or expanded program that demonstrates how the program has proven its success.

The Enhancing Access2Care application must be received by May 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

If you have any questions, please contact Direct Relief at (877) 303-7872 or usaprograms@directrelief.org.