Regence Foundation awards $380,000 for local clinics and health technology projects
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Regence Foundation announced today eight grants geared toward building healthier communities and improving health care technology in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The grants, totaling $380,000, range from rural nursing education to building a health care quality Web site.
"The Regence Foundation believes philanthropy is a meaningful tool to help transform health care," said Michael Alexander, Regence Foundation board chair. "And in these tough economic times, it's even more important to support the good work of local nonprofits to help the most vulnerable among us."
"The Regence Foundation is committed to supporting the work of nonprofits tackling some of the root causes of our broken health care system," said Monique Barton, Regence Foundation executive director. "These eight grants all recognize and support transformative nonprofits improving the health care system through innovative methods."
The grants were funded through The Regence Fund at The Oregon Community Foundation. For more information, please visit regencefoundation.org.
About The Regence Foundation
The Regence Foundation is the corporate foundation of The Regence Group, the largest health insurer in the Northwest/Intermountain region and a not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. A 501(c)3 grantmaking organization, the Foundation partners with organizations driving significant change in health care delivery and accessibility in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Starting in spring 2009, the Foundation will also partner with organizations addressing end-of-life issues.
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