Bank of America Awards $50,000 Grant to Baptist Health Foundation in Support of Free Health Screenings for the Underserved

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A continued supporter, Bank of America recently awarded a $50,000 grant to Baptist Health Foundation to help Baptist Health provide more free health screenings to underserved populations in Arkansas. The funding will help purchase screening supplies and test kits, care packages, education materials, equipment and supplies for the centers.

“We couldn’t do what we do without corporate sponsors like Bank of America,” said Teresa Conner, system director of Baptist Health Community Outreach. “Through their generous support we see lives changed for the better on a weekly basis.”

Studies consistently show that community health centers provide care that improves health outcomes of their patients. With this in mind, Baptist Health and Bank of America continue to invest in community wellness centers throughout central Arkansas to offer preventative services to those most in need – the medically underserved, uninsured and underinsured.

“At Bank of America, our well-being depends on the well-being of the communities we serve,” said Heather Albright, President, Bank of America Arkansas. “We are honored to support Baptist Health Foundation and its dedication to providing care for all Arkansans, particularly our neighbors in underserved areas. This strategic investment into their critical work is part of Bank of America’s commitment to drive economic opportunity for all Arkansans.”

Baptist Health currently operates nine community wellness centers which offer free services including health education, care coordination, immunizations and screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, flu shots, food insecurity screening, telehealth visits and vaccinations among others.

Local churches, community centers and senior centers provide the perfect locations for offering the free services, while Baptist Health Community Outreach provides the health professional and the care. The centers – located in Cabot, Lonoke, Little Rock, North Little Rock and Sherwood – provide an average of over 8,000 patient visits per year.

“Many times, patients aren’t even aware they have a serious health issue that could be life-threatening until they come to one of our wellness centers and have their blood pressure or blood sugar levels taken for the first time in many years, if ever,” Conner said. “Then we provide the resources they need to get the issue under control as well as help them maintain.”

Bank of America has supported the Baptist Health Community Wellness Centers since 2005.

For more information about Baptist Health Community Wellness Centers and the services they provide, visit


About Baptist Health

For 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


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