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Healthcare Georgia Foundation Awards $1,008,000 in Grants to 15 Organizations

Foundation announces 2010 grantmaking totaling $2,789,555

Atlanta, GA – January 28, 2011 - Healthcare Georgia Foundation today announced more than $1 million dollars in grant awards to 15 health-related organizations and programs benefiting Georgians.

Noteworthy among the recent awards is the Foundation’s continued support of HealthTecdl, a statewide distance learning program designed to support health professionals and strengthen services provided by nonprofit health organizations in Georgia. “Through the support of HealthTecdl, Healthcare Georgia Foundation is able to continue to ensure that communities large and small throughout Georgia can achieve better health outcomes by having access to a quality health care workforce and high performing, high capacity nonprofit health organizations,” said Gary D. Nelson, president, Healthcare Georgia Foundation. For more information about HealthTecdl programming, visit www.healthtecdl.org.

The grant awards are as follows:
 

Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center $15,000
Support for the production of six HealthTecdl programs for the Healthcare Georgia Foundation distance learning program.    
 
Foothills Area Health Education Center $22,500
Support for the production of six HealthTecdl programs for the Healthcare Georgia Foundation distance learning program.    
 
Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Inc. $150,000
Support to implement an advocacy and policy project to strengthen local capacity in two Georgia communities (Albany and Clayton County)to address comprehensive teen pregnancy prevention.    
 
Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Inc. $140,000
Phase IV of Healthcare Georgia Capacity Building Project, including the provision of organizational assessments for nonprofit health organizations, implementation of capacity building workshops, support.    
 
Georgia Statewide AHEC Network Program Office $15,000
Support for the production of six HealthTecdl programs for the Healthcare Georgia Foundation distance learning program.    
 
Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation $230,000
Continue its patient navigator program to increase access to primary and preventive care at Grady's eight neighborhood health centers in Fulton and DeKalb counties.    
 
Group Health Research Institute - Center for Community Health and Evaluation $50,000
Evaluation Resource Center - Phase I Augmentation - extending evaluation technical assistance and training to safety net grantees    
 
Hayslett Group LLC $260,000
Execute the second year of a statewide advocacy campaign to advance public health in Georgia.    
 
Magnetic North LLC $15,000
Strategic planning effort designed to assist the State of Georgia administer the CDC funded grant - Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure for Improved Health Outcomes.    
 
Magnolia Coastlands Area Health Education Center $25,000
Support for the production of six HealthTecdl programs for the Healthcare Georgia Foundation distance learning program.    
 
Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center, Inc. (SOWEGA-AHEC) $25,000
Support for the production of six HealthTecdl programs for the Healthcare Georgia Foundation distance learning program.    
 
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. $18,000
Development of Neighborhood Nexus, a community information system designed to track health trends and inform community action and resource allocations.    
 
Theisen Consulting LLC $15,000
Provide staff support to the Public Health Commission in the development of its final report due to the state legislature in December 2010.    
 
Three Rivers AHEC $22,500
Support for the production of six HealthTecdl programs for the Healthcare Georgia Foundation distance learning program.    
 

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, please visit the Foundation online at: www.healthcaregeorgia.org.

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