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Fourteen Nonprofit Health Organizations Receive Grants Totaling over $1.1 million



  Toni Almasy
Avatar Communications, Inc.

                                               Grant awards target Georgia's most pressing health issues

Atlanta, Georgia – August 2, 2005 – Healthcare Georgia Foundation today announced its most recent round of grantmaking, awarding over $1.1 million to 14 nonprofit health organizations and programs in Georgia.

“These grants reflect our ongoing commitment to first understand, then strategically address the complex health issues facing Georgia communities,” said Gary Nelson, president of Healthcare Georgia Foundation. “More specifically, the Foundation is expanding its efforts to address the health and healthcare needs of Georgia’s growing Latino population. In addition, these grants represent our continued commitment to addressing the impact of childhood physical inactivity and overweight, and anticipate that they will have a direct and sustained impact on Georgia’s most pressing health needs.”

Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s most recent grant recipients include:


American Diabetes Association $150,000
Support for the Georgia Latino Diabetes Education Program in metropolitan Atlanta, north and middle Georgia.


Clarkston Community Center Foundation, Inc. $13,100
Support to evaluate the Multicultural Community Health Promoter Program and to publish and disseminate the findings to other communities serving refugee populations.


DeKalb Rape Crisis Center $36,000
Support to provide individual and group counseling for Spanish-speaking rape survivors in and around DeKalb County.


FCS Urban Ministries Inc. $11,600
Support for an evaluation to assess Georgia based nonprofit health organizations and their efforts to seek grant support from Healthcare Georgia Foundation.


Feminist Women's Health Center $47,000
Support to purchase and implement a medical practice management software system to continue providing low-cost gynecological health services and outreach to underserved metropolitan Atlanta residents.


Lowndes County Partnership for Health. $145,000
Support to expand the Well Workplace worksite wellness program, implement a newly-completed strategic plan and assist a church wellness council in becoming a self-sustaining nonprofit, community-based, health organization.


Meridian Educational Resource Group $150,000
Support to establish a school-wide health promotion and weight-loss/fitness program for children served by the Whitefoord and Coan School Health Clinics in metropolitan Atlanta.


Middle Georgia Technical College $100,000
Support to strengthen the allied health professional training and health literacy programs in Central Georgia.


National Council of La Raza $235,000
Support for the Georgia Latino/Hispanic Health Agenda and Leadership Project.


National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Inc. $6,800
Support for the planning of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) southeast regional meeting on childhood obesity to be held October 5-6, 2005 in Atlanta, GA.


Planned Parenthood of Georgia, Inc. $50,000
Core operating support to increase its capacity to provide health services to low-income women and enhance the self-sustainability of Planned Parenthood of Georgia's programs in Augusta.


Hands of Hope Clinic, Inc. $50,500
Provide support to expand access to primary health care services for uninsured residents of Henry County


Quality Care for Children $25,000
Support to improve health and safety for children in family child care homes in Fulton County.


Three Rivers Area Health Education Center $28,000
Support to provide continued access to OVID, an on-line collection of medical databases and full-text core medical journals, for over 900 practicing health professionals and health professional students across Georgia, primarily those in rural areas.
United Way of the Coastal Empire $200,000
Support to the Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council and the development of a care navigator model, a seamless continuum of health care that links community-based resources for low-income individuals in Chatham County.
Total $1,197,500


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: