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Second Quarter Foundation Grants Support The Two Georgias Initiative Communities Throughout The State

Second quarter Foundation grants support The Two Georgias Initiative communities throughout the state

Atlanta, GA – August 5, 2019 – Healthcare Georgia Foundation has announced grant awards totaling $1,105,000 in support of The Two Georgias Initiative. The Initiative’s focus is on place-based investments that achieve greater health equity among rural Georgians by reducing health disparities, improving health and healthcare systems, and building community, organizational, and individual leadership capacity across 11 rural communities participating in this five-year funding program.

“For these rural communities, the journey of addressing the challenges and seizing the opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of their residents has just begun,” said Gary D. Nelson, PhD, Foundation President. “These communities are discovering for themselves the potential for greater health equity.”

Recipients of the Foundation’s second quarter grant include:

Matthews & Maxwell, Inc. – $45,000
Support for policy, advocacy and constituency building activities aligned with Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s five-year strategic plan.
Appling County Board of Health– $100,000
Support to implement The Two Georgias Initiative and the activities outlined in their Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Community Helping Place – $100,000
Support to implement The Two Georgias Initiative and the activities outlined in their Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Cook County Family Connection– $100,000
Support to implement The Two Georgias Initiative and the activities outlined in their Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation– $100,000
Support to implement The Two Georgias Initiative and the activities outlined in their Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Horizons Community Solutions– $100,000
Support to implement The Two Georgias Initiative and the activities outlined in their Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Houston County Board of Health– $100,000
Support to implement The Two Georgias Initiative and the activities outlined in their Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Memorial Hospital and Manor Foundation– ($100,000 in 2018)
Support to implement The Two Georgias Initiative and the activities outlined in their Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition– $100,000
Support to implement The Two Georgias Initiative and the activities outlined in their Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Southwest Georgia United Empowerment Zone – $100,000
Support to implement The Two Georgias Initiative and the activities outlined in their Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Spring Creek Health Cooperative– $100,000
Support to implement The Two Georgias Initiative and the activities outlined in their Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Tanner Medical Center, Inc. – $100,000
Support to implement The Two Georgias Initiative and the activities outlined in their Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Georgia Rural Health Association, Inc. – $10,000
Support for the GRHA Annual Conference, October 28-30, 2019 in Jekyll Island.
Stepping Stone Partners, LLC– $50,000
Support to assist Healthcare Georgia Foundation implement a strategic impact investment program launched in 2018.

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About Healthcare Georgia Foundation
Healthcare Georgia Foundation is a statewide, charitable organization with a vision of health equity in Georgia where all people attain their fullest potential for health and well-being. Through strategic grantmaking, our mission is to enable, improve, and advance the health and well-being of all Georgians.

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