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Healthcare Georgia Foundation Announces More than $2.3 Million in Grant Awards

 

                                                           

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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                                                 Foundation modifies grantmaking strategy and
                        deepens investment in Georgia’s health safety net provider organizations
 

Atlanta, Georgia – January 09, 2008 – Healthcare Georgia Foundation concluded its sixth year of grantmaking in December 2007 by awarding more than $2.3 million to twenty-nine organizations and programs. These grant awards reflect the organization’s greatest quarterly allocation of charitable dollars to date as well as its largest annual distribution of grant awards ($5.7 million).

“As Healthcare Georgia Foundation enters its seventh year of grantmaking, these awards represent an important new direction in our strategic grantmaking process. A larger percentage of our grantmaking is now being done through competitive requests for proposal and to organizations that serve low income, uninsured Georgians,” said Foundation president, Gary Nelson. “Were it not for these health safety net providers – community health centers, public health departments, hospital emergency rooms, pharmaceutical assistance programs and free clinics – Georgia’s poor and underserved would not have access to affordable, quality health care.”
 
The grant awards are as follows:

 

American Cancer Society, Inc.
South Atlantic Division
$150,000
Implement a Patient Resource Navigator program in Hall County
 

 

Atlanta Harm Reduction Colition, Inc. $50,000
Provide support to implement organizational infrastructure improvements to build capacity and sustainability.
 
Avatar Communications, Inc. $80,000
Support the marketing and communications efforts of Phase II of Healthcare Georgia Foundation's Distance Learning Program, HealthTecdl
 
Bishop + Associates dba TraumaCare of America, Inc. $260,000
Analyze Georgia's trauma care capacity and develop recommendations for strengthening Georgia's statewide trauma system
 
Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center $48,000
Participate as a member of the Statewide AHEC Network and HealthTecdl in the implementation of distance learning programs directed toward the health care workforce and nonprofit health organizations
 
Community Health Mission, Inc. $100,500
Expand access to primary health care services for uninsured residents of Chatham County
 
Foothills Area Health Education Center $48,000
Participate as a member of the Statewide AHEC Network and HealthTecdl in the implementation of distance learning programs directed toward the health care workforce and nonprofit health organizations
 
Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Inc. $204,000
Phase III of the Healthcare Georgia Foundation Capacity Building Project, including organizational assessments, capacity building workshops, executive coaching, and a statewide distance learning workshop
 
Good News Clinics $100,500
Expand access to primary health care services for uninsured residents of Hall County
 
Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center, Inc. $50,500
Expand organizational capacity to provide primary care to uninsured residents in Pickens County
 
Good Samaritan Health   Center of Gwinnett $50,000
To increase organizational capacity to provide health care services to the residents of Gwinnett County
 
Hands of Hope Clinic, Inc. $50,500
Provide support to expand access to primary health care services for uninsured residents of Henry County
 
Hayslett Group, LLC $25,000
Augmentation to provide support to update a trauma care Web site, implement a statewide public education campaign
 
Hope Health Clinic, Inc. $100,500
Expand access to primary health care services for uninsured residents of Spalding County
 
Lowndes County Board of Health $50,500
Expand the capacity of the Partnership Health Center to provide primary care services for low-income adults in Lowndes County
 
Macon Volunteer Clinic, Inc. $100,500
Expand access to primary health care services for uninsured residents of Bibb County
 
Magnolia Coastlands Area Health Education Center $48,000
Participate as a member of the Statewide AHEC Network and HealthTecdl in the implementation of distance learning programs directed toward the health care workforce and nonprofit health organizations
 
Medical College of Georgia Research Institute, Inc. $48,000
Participate as a member of the Statewide AHEC Network and HealthTecdl in the implementation of distance learning programs directed toward the health care workforce and nonprofit health organizations
 
Middle Georgia Technical Institute Foundation, Inc. $50,500
Establish a Health Literacy Center in Perry, Georgia
 
Morehouse School of Medicine, Inc. $30,000
Convene partner organizations across Georgia to develop a strategic plan to create a sustainable statewide Community Health Advisors Network
 
Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Inc. $50,000
Establish a statewide call center to maximize capacity and improve efficiency at Planned Parenthood health centers in Georgia
 
Porter Novelli $75,000
Prepare a case study of Community Health Mission as a model for strengthening the safety net and improving access to health care in Georgia communities

 
Southeastern Primary Care Consortium, Inc. AAHEC $48,000
Participate as a member of the Statewide AHEC Network and HealthTecdl in the implementation of distance learning programs directed toward the health care workforce and nonprofit health organizations
 
Southwest Georgia Area  Health Education Center (SOWEGA-AHEC) $48,000
Participate as a member of the Statewide AHEC Network and HealthTecdl in the implementation of distance learning programs directed toward the health care workforce and nonprofit health organizations
 
St. Joseph's Candler Health System $26,500
Establish a diabetes disease management program for low-income uninsured residents served by St. Mary's Health Center in Savannah
 
St. Jude's Recovery Center, Inc. $50,000
Provide support to implement new billing system upgrades to comply with the state of Georgia's Department of Human Resources new managed care system
 
Three Rivers Area Health Education Center $48,000
Participate as a member of the Statewide AHEC Network and HealthTecdl in the implementation of distance learning programs directed toward the health care workforce and nonprofit health organizations
 
Troup Cares, Inc. $100,500
To expand the capacity of the Troup Cares Clinic to provide primary health care services to the uninsured residents of Troup County
 
Voices for Georgia's Children $300,000
Build state and local capacity to advocate for improved child health in Georgia
 
Total

$2,391,000

 

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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