Healthcare Georgia Foundation Announces More than $900,000 in Grants
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Avatar Communications, Inc.
Over $900,000 in grants awarded in support of community health centers
and nonprofit health organizations
Atlanta, Georgia – May 27, 2007, Healthcare Georgia Foundation today announced its most recent grantmaking, awarding more than $900,000 to 11 health-related organizations and programs. The grants address efforts to improve health and health care among underserved Georgians by enhancing the capacity of nonprofit health organizations to fulfill their missions.
According to Healthcare Georgia Foundation president, Gary D. Nelson, “Community health centers across Georgia play an important role in the delivery of quality health care to those they serve. Without their services, countless Georgians would be faced with increasingly difficult health decisions and disease management challenges. By funding these safety net providers, Healthcare Georgia Foundation can help ensure that appropriate care is available to those that need it -- where they need it -- particularly in underserved rural areas.”
Healthcare Georgia Foundation also announced its support of Connections 2008, the Foundation’s third convening of grantees, partners and community leaders. Nelson added, “The goal of Connections 2008 is to provide Foundation grantees and partners with a unique learning and networking environment that will provide them with the technical skills and mutual support they need to address Georgia’s health challenges and opportunities.” Connections 2008 is projected to take place in the metropolitan Atlanta area in spring 2008.
The Foundation’s most recent grant awards include:
|Avatar Communications, Inc.
Support to organize Connections 2008 - Healthcare Georgia Foundation's third grantee and partner conference.
|The Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc.
Support to increase access to primary and preventative health care services for low-income Asian women and seniors in metropolitan Atlanta.
Update and review the research report and mini-directory Spotlight on Health Grantmaking in Georgia.
|Grantmakers for Children, Youth & Family||$5,000
Support for the 2007 Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA at the Sheraton Hotel on September 25-28, 2007.
|Group Health Community Foundation
Support to provide evaluation services to community-based nonprofit organizations.
|Gwinnett County Board of Health
Support to develop a Community Health Center and provide primary care and preventive services to medically underserved populations in Gwinnett County.
|Health Care Central Georgia, Inc.
Support to initiate health services for the medically underserved and support the development of a Community Health Center in Bibb County.
|Laurens County Volunteers in Medicine
Core operating support to strengthen Lauren County Volunteers in Medicine's organizational infrastructure to increase clinic sustainability.
|Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing
Support to establish the Greater Augusta Healthcare Network to provide quality health services for the medically underserved in the Augusta region.
|Southeast Georgia Communities Project
Address HIV/STD among Hispanic youth via peer education training, HIV/AIDS videos, public service announcements and quarterly teen talk shows.
|VOX Teen Communications
Support for a peer to peer health education program targeting teens in metropolitan Atlanta..
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.