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Medical Safety Net in Florida to Strengthen with Recent Grants
Date:6/24/2009

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida has approved grants to be awarded this summer to nine nonprofit Florida organizations dedicated to expanding the health care safety net for people who may otherwise go without care or rely on costly emergency room visits.

Recipients, grant totals and program areas funded are:

  • Bay Medical Center - St. Andrew's Clinic -- $96,000 -- medical supplies and medications to treat patients at St. Andrews Community Medical Center in Panama City.
  • Broward Health -- $60,000 -- case management to help kinship families find a primary medical home and enroll in health insurance programs through the Kinship Cares Initiative.
  • Camillus House, Inc. -- $98,700 -- walk-in clinic to treat acute illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases and skin infections, and screen for Tuberculosis and vision at Camillus House shelter in Miami.
  • Children's Volunteer Health Network -- $99,360 -- restorative dental care to children in pre-K through 3rd grade from Santa Rosa Beach.
  • Community Coalition on Homeless Corporation -- $100,000 -- full-time clinic coordinator and part-time dental assistant for a medical and dental clinic in Bradenton.
  • Heart of Florida Health Center, Inc. -- $50,000 -- psychiatric evaluation, referral coordination, brief crisis intervention and community mental health prevention and education in Marion County.
  • Good Samaritan Health Centers, Inc. -- $66,932 -- dental equipment, set-up supplies and part-time dental hygienist for The Wildflower Clinic in St. Augustine.
  • Partners In Adolescent Lifestyle Support (PALS) -- $100,000 -- school-based outreach aimed at reducing barriers to mental health treatment and suicide/violence prevention for teens that attend schools in Gainesville.
  • Wakulla County Health Department -- $100,000 -- public health services coordinator to help clients connect to state and other health care programs.

"We're proud to play a small part in the huge impact these organizations make on the lives of our in-need neighbors," said Susan Towler, executive director, The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida. "When individuals are struggling to pay for basic food and shelter, medical needs are often left on the back burner. These admirable organizations are making sure people receive care regardless of their ability to pay."

Through strategic philanthropy, The Blue Foundation supports community-based solutions that address the health care needs of Floridians, particularly the uninsured and underserved.

The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida is a separate, philanthropic affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF), incorporated in the state of Florida. The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, and its parent, BCBSF, are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information on The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, please visit its Web site at www.bluefoundationfl.com.


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