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CONTACT: Healthcare Georgia Foundation
Fourth Quarter 2017 Grants Reflect Long-term Financial and Technical Support for Georgia Health Nonprofits
Healthcare Georgia Foundation grants total nearly one million dollars in investments to advance health and healthcare
Atlanta, GA – February 16, 2018 – Healthcare Georgia Foundation has announced its fourth quarter 2017 grant awards totaling $969,915. The Foundation’s financial support will reach communities across Georgia as they work to provide effective, affordable, and sustainable health services to underserved populations. Investments also focused on Georgia’s healthcare safety net, prescription assistance, chronic disease management and care, and the health of rural Georgians.
“In the current environment, safety net providers are facing immediate and unexpected threats to the structure, delivery, and financing of their services for marginalized populations,” said Gary Nelson, PhD, Foundation President. “The following grant awards help ensure that Georgians in need have access to quality health and social services.”
Recipients of the Foundation’s most recent grant awards include:
The Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. – $50,000
Support for the Hepatitis B Screening and Outreach Project to the close the gap between practice and policy in the treatment, and to control and prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV).
Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council, Inc. – $50,500
Support to implement a suicide awareness and prevention program in Chatham County.
East Georgia Cancer Coalition – $50,500
Support to expand the community navigator program to increase colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer screening among the Asian population in east Georgia.
Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential – $50,000
Support to reach 22, 500 at-risk students in Chatham, DeKalb, Fulton, and Grady County school districts through the expansion of their Working to Institutionalize Sex Education (WISE) initiative to reduce disparities in teen birth, STD, and HIV rates.
Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb – $50,000
Support to implement a chronic disease prevention program for low-income patients at their Cobb County health center.
Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett – $50,000
Support to increase the number of low-income, uninsured patients who receive timely access to low-cost dental care.
Medbank Foundation- $50,500
Support to assist low-income uninsured clients in accessing free medications through the pharmaceutical companies’ Prescription Assistance Programs.
Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership – $50,500
Support to implement its Promotoras de salud/Community Health Worker program for underserved Hispanic individuals in four Northwest Georgia counties.
Odyssey Family Counseling Center – $50,000
Support to provide behavioral/mental health counseling services to the children and their parents attending Fulton and Clayton County schools.
Prevent Blindness Georgia – $50,000
Support to expand the free Georgia Retinal Imaging Program and Vision Outreach clinic to improve quality eye care for diabetic adults, those at higher risk for glaucoma, the homeless, HIV+ patients, underinsured, uninsured, underserved, recovering addicts, and underemployed individuals in the Savannah area.
Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services – $50,000
Support to implement its Health Education Program at the new Mercy Care Chamblee clinic, which targets predominately Hispanic, low-income and uninsured individuals.
Southside Medical Center (Austell Office) – $50,000
Support to expand its school-linked telemedicine program to five Butts County public schools.
The Hearts and Hands Clinic, Inc. – $50,500
Support to expand the chronic disease care management program by using a team care approach in Bulloch County.
Young Mens Christian Association of Moultrie, GA – $50,500
Support to expand its chronic disease self-management program to underserved populations.
YWCA of Greater Atlanta – $50,000
Support to implement ENCOREplus, a program focused on increasing early breast cancer detection among underserved and underinsured women in Greater Atlanta.
Boling and Company Health Care Consultants, LLC – $18,000
Support to plan, convene, and evaluate the inaugural Georgia Legislative Agenda Preview in December 2017 and the 3rd Annual Rural Healthcare Symposium in Athens, GA in conjunction with the University of Georgia School of Law in April 2018.
Mathews & Maxwell, Inc – $84,000
Support for policy, advocacy and constituency building activities aligned with Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Two Georgias Initiative.
Opinion Savvy – $18,300
Support to plan, conduct and analyze two public opinion polls focusing on rural health and healthcare in Georgia.
Georgia Public Health Association – $15,000
Support for the 89th Annual Conference (Unlock the Treasures of Public Health: Engage, Educate, Innovate) at the Jekyll Island Conference Center, April 4-5, 2018.
Tarver Lowe, Inc. – $11,125
Support to work with the Foundation’s Communications Manager and Senior Program Officer to produce six 2018 Joseph D. Greene Community Service Awards videotapes of the five individual award winners and one collaborative award winner for presentation at the 2018 Connections conference sponsored by Healthcare Georgia Foundation.
TCC Group, Inc. – $70,490
Support to conduct an additional capacity building/peer workshop for EmpowerHealth Cohort One, plan and manage the capacity building workshops for Cohorts One and Two and provide evaluation support.
About Healthcare Georgia Foundation
Healthcare Georgia Foundation is a statewide, private independent foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities. Through its strategic grantmaking, Healthcare Georgia Foundation supports organizations that drive positive change, promotes programs that improve health and healthcare among underserved individuals and communities, and connects people, partners and resources across Georgia. For more information, visit www.healthcarega.wpengine.com.