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Eleven Florida Nonprofit Organizations to Receive Grants Totaling Nearly $1 Million From The Blue Foundation
Date:1/25/2008

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, the philanthropic affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF), has approved $951,486 in grants to be awarded this winter to 11 nonprofit Florida organizations successfully addressing health care needs in their communities.

"The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida is dedicated to improving access to quality health-related services for Floridians who are uninsured or underserved," said Susan Towler, executive director of The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida. "These 11 organizations offer innovative and effective solutions designed to address critical health issues in their local communities."
Recipients, grant totals and program areas funded are:

-- Helping Hands Clinic -- $99,000 -- additional clinic site, part-time

administrator and expanded services to women in Gainesville.

-- The Way Free Medical Clinic -- $75,000 -- additional services for the

women's wellness program in Green Cove Springs.

-- Florida Institute for Community Studies, Inc. -- $100,000 -- services

to rural, senior Latino diabetic patients in Tampa.

-- Grove House Supportive Services -- $64,000 -- part-time mental health

coordinator in Jacksonville.

-- The H.O.P.E Project Corporation -- $75,000 -- expanded program

capacity for mobile mammography unit in Palm Beach and Martin counties.

-- Kristi House -- $93,835 -- satellite office for services for child

victims of sexual abuse in Miami-Dade County.

-- The Center for Drug-Free Living, Inc. -- $100,000 -- consortium for

hepatitis prevention and treatment services in Central Florida.

-- The Health Council of East Central Florida -- $50,000 -- to facilitate

treatment and establish a medical home for low-income Seminole County

residents.

-- Neighborhood Health Services -- $100,000
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