I am greatly appreciative to have been awarded the chance to intern for this wonderful organization. I witnessed firsthand its impression on the community and how valuable it is to their patients. I believe this organization is doing something remarkable and can only get bigger from here. I never thought I would be so appreciated by so many people but patients let us know daily how much Access Partnership means to them and how the work I am doing impacts their lives.
I am very impressed by the mission of this organization and the many ways in which they serve the community and improve access to healthcare. Candice Driskell, the executive director, shows great passion for serving the community and has dedicated her time to helping those in need. This is an impressive collaboration by an extraordinary lineup of stakeholders- Sentara hospital, United Way, & Bon Secours to name a very few- all of which should be applauded for their contribution.
Great experience. We were out in the community doing enrollment classes for the medical program and its great to see an organization make a real difference in peoples lives. I got to speak with some of the patients and they were really grateful for the programs.
So great working with you this weekend. I can't say it enough: I'm just so impressed with how organized and good the dental event was, no small undertaking and you did it so smoothly and professionally. I've been telling everyone about it.
What can't I say about Access Partnership...the services they offer are absolutely awesome and much needed. I'm elated to see that finally there are those who understand you can't separate the oral cavity from the rest of the human body...and are now offering dental service to those in the community who have no dental insurance or money to pay for life saving dental treatment.
I am so blessed to have connected with an organization like Access Partnership. A great group of people with supersize hearts for the needs of the less fortunate.
Finding resources to help the people in the services and ministries I have been a volunteer and nurse with has been a very valuable benefit of becoming an Access Partnership, Inc. member.
First I was a volunteer nurse and clinical coordinator for a local free clinic which serves a large number of uninsured patients who therefore are in need of many forms of help provided at no or low cost to them as well as educational resources for detection, prevention and management of diseases. I became aware of the wealth of resources available in the community when I attended the annual one day Access Partnership Conference with the Director of the clinic and have been on the e-mailing list for the monthly newsletter containing current postings of local and regional offerings and events since then.
Currently I am a Parish Nurse of 10 years with a very active health ministry at my church in Hampton, Virginia and use postings from the monthly/bi-weekly news letter on my bulletin board in front of my small Health Ministries office at the church. I am told that members of my church family have participated in some listed offerings, such as diabetic education seminars, parents of teens seminars and advanced directives seminars. I post free monthly Clinical Servces Van locations and times and pray that some are taking advantage of these.
Without the information provided so concisely by Access Partnership and our Faith Community Ministries Coordinator I am sure we would miss knowing about this wealth of resources.
I have also felt very comfortable in e-mailing Candice Driscoll at AP, Inc. to find out about specific resources and I thank her for being available and willing to respond. What a valuable and needed service she and the agency serve. Thank you to all who participate in pooling the infomation on resources all over Hampton Roads/ Tidewater Virginia Area and making them available to us.
Rosemary Hank, RN, OCN, NCC Health MInistries Coordinator