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Blue Cross Foundation Awards $528,000 in Grants to Improve Community Health
Date:6/16/2008

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Healthy Together: Creating Community with New Americans

Exchange Grants

African Assistance Program, Brooklyn Center, $10,000 for Building a Community for All, a partnership with the police departments of Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center, to increase two-way communication and information sharing with African immigrants and refugees regarding role of police, the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and specific laws that apply to all in the community.

City of Bloomington, $10,000 for Bloomington Public Health and diverse partner organizations to identify the needs and barriers faced by new immigrants, assets and opportunities, and recommendations for improving community integration.

Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health, Minneapolis, $10,000 to connect organizations, institutions and individuals in a community-led planning process to identify sustainable strategies to reduce health inequities and improve the health and quality of life in Northwest Hennepin County.

Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, $50,000 to promote cross-cultural understanding through the Digital Community Working Group project, which uses web technology and face-to-face dialogue to bring together immigrants and established community members.

United Cambodian Association of Minnesota, St. Paul, $10,000 for a collaborative project of five Southeast Asian organizations working together to address common issues and improve the overall health of the Twin Cities immigrant and refugee community.

Mental Health Grants

Coalition of African Community Services, Willmar, $10,000 for planning an integration and outreach program to assist East African immigrants in the region with healthy social adjustment.

Deaf Community Health Worker Project, St. Paul, $8,000 to assess the health education, outreach and social integration needs of deaf immigrants in the Twin Cities area and those who work with them through the use of a communit
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