Navigation Links
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.


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. MSU engineering team designs innovative medical device
2. ATS Medical to Present at the 2007 Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference
3. Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Caregivers Reach Agreement on a Union Contract
4. Owner and Operator of Florida Durable Medical Equipment Company Convicted of Medicare Fraud
5. Father and Daughter From Tanzania Receive Their First Medical Examination in Newport Beach
6. Doctors and medical ethicist discuss whether doctors should participate in capital punishment
7. Preparation for Natural Disasters Critical for People With Diabetes, Chronic Medical Conditions
8. Doctors and Medical Ethicist Discuss Whether Doctors Should Participate in Capital Punishment
9. Symmetry Medical Completes Acquisition Of Specialty Surgical Instruments
10. Milestone Scientific Announces Successful Completion of its Collaboration Agreement With Carticept Medical
11. FDA Seeks to Regulate Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Products Such as Vegetable Juice Could Be Restricted for Medical Use
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board of Directors has ... succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will serve in the ... at the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President and CEO on ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which ... evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , ... and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Abilene, Texas (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... publication this week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books ... seems like cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an industry ... a range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American Healthcare ... be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present ... the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium ... Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... WESTWOOD, Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers ... by the end of October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities ... Westchester, NY , by offering no-cost* flu shots through ... , as mandated by certain health insurance regulations. ... The best time to get a flu shot is by ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the ... by Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC ... brand, which included the unveiling of new signage at ... as well as at a few other company-owned facilities ... brand to patients, some of whom will begin to ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal ... wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of patients ... a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions for ... analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: