AFRICAN-AMERICAN HEALTH: Grant To Support Improved Access In Five Bay Area Counties
The United Way of the Bay Area and the African American Community Entrustment's Healthy Villages program recently received a $215,000 grant from the California Endowment foundation, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. According to foundation officials, the grant will fund "improved health care access for African Americans living in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties." The United Way partnered with the African American Community Entrustment in 1993 "as a conduit for increased black involvement in community philanthropic endeavors, in particular steering funding to social agencies working with African Americans." The Healthy Villages program is now developing "workshops that will enable local groups to identify medical issues and then devise and administer community health service programs." The Chronicle notes that the California Endowment is a "Woodland Hills-based private foundation whose mission is to improve access to affordable health care for those who find it difficult to obtain adequate medical attention" (3/27).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.