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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Funds Study Exploring Link between Heart Disease and Depression
Date:12/20/2007

ssed patients with appropriate treatment. Patient volunteers may opt for follow-up care from their own physicians or U-M physicians.

"This is an important study because it will help us understand how best to treat depression in heart disease patients, and holds the promise of improving these patients' health and their lives," said Ira Strumwasser, executive director and CEO of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of Michigan residents by supporting health care research and innovative health programs. The foundation's grant programs are conducted in Michigan by Michigan-based researchers and nonprofit community health care organizations.

Over the past 25 years, the BCBSM Foundation has contributed approximately $20 million in grants for research and $5 million for community health programs. This funding has resulted in enhancements to quality, patient safety and access to care for the people of Michigan. The foundation also supports efforts to control the rising costs of health care through research, demonstration and evaluation projects.

The BCBSM Foundation is the philanthropic affiliate of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit http://www.bcbsm.com/foundation.


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