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Top Nonprofits Honored for Improving Health of Floridians
Date:12/4/2009

http://www.shepherdmediacenter.com/tbf/capital-medical-society.cfm">Capital Medical Society Foundation We Care Dental Network, Tallahassee - continuum of care and case management for low-income adults by organizing volunteer dentists and local dental organizations to provide donated care

Hispanic Health Initiatives, Casselberry - educate and connect medically uninsured individuals and families to free or affordable health education, prevention and medical services

The Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless, Beaches Community Healthcare, Jacksonville Beach - provides access to basic health care and case management for homeless and indigent persons in the seaside communities of Duval County.

Established in 2005, The Sapphire Award recognizes and rewards nonprofit community health programs that have demonstrated success and high merit and have a record of improving the health of their community through measurable outcomes.

"These small, large and grassroots organizations play a huge role in bettering the health and wellbeing of their community members who need help the most," said Susan Towler, vice president, The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida. "The ways they accomplish their goals should serve as models for similar nonprofits across the state and country."

To be eligible for The Sapphire Award, organizations must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code; officially reside and be incorporated in the state of Florida; and have programs that are involved with health-related services. Programs are nominated by three persons familiar with the organization and are reviewed by an independent selection committee made up of medical, public health and health communication experts from across
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