EAGAN, Minn., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation recently awarded $290,000 in grants under its Healthy Together: Creating Community with New Americans initiative. The Healthy Together initiative promotes the mental health and social adjustment of new Americans, helps develop immigrant-led organizations, and fosters civic engagement involving immigrants and the broader community.
"These grants demonstrate a variety of innovative approaches to improve immigrant health including the use of community health workers (CHWs), who help people dealing with language and cultural barriers connect with the health care system," said Joan Cleary, Foundation vice president.
Recent grants include:
The Blue Cross Foundation is the state's largest grantmaking foundation to exclusively dedicate its assets to improving health in Minnesota, awarding more than $25 million since it was established in 1986. The Foundation's purpose is to look beyond health care today for ideas that create healthier communities tomorrow, through a focus on key social, economic and environmental factors that determine health, to improve community health long-term and close the health gap that affects many Minnesotans.
|SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation|
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