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Healthcare Georgia Foundation Announces Fourth Quarter 2019 Grants Recipients

The Grants Will Support 12 Organizations Addressing Chronic Disease Among Vulnerable Populations Throughout Georgia

Atlanta, GA – February 14, 2020 – Healthcare Georgia Foundation has announced grant awards totaling $1,158,000, including support for a new Direct Services Grant Program focusing on chronic disease; specifically, asthma, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

“This evidence-based program seeks to prevent and manage chronic diseases across the lifespan, with attention to vulnerable populations,” said Gary Nelson, Ph.D. Foundation President.

Twelve Georgia-based organizations serving geographically diverse populations received funding to ensure individuals have equitable access to high quality healthcare, resources and community support.

Nelson continued, “We have received considerable interest in this program as it reflects a growing need, unmet demand, and underresourced commitment to the leading causes of premature morbidity and mortality in our state.” By addressing these prevalent and life-threatening issues currently facing Georgians, the Foundation seeks to further its mission of achieving health equity for all.

Recipients of the Foundation’s fourth quarter grant include:

  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
  • Center for Black Women’s Wellness, Inc.
  • Fayette C.A.R.E Clinic, Inc.
  • First Choice Primary Care, Inc.
  • Good News Clinics
  • Good Samaritan Health Center, Inc.
  • Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett
  • Health Education Assessment And Leadership, Inc. (HEAL)
  • Kingdom Care, Inc.
  • MedLink Georgia, Inc.
  • Mercy Health Center, Inc.
  • Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb


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. For more information, visit

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