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
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
-- Neighborhood Health Services -- $100,000
|SOURCE The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida|
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