Blue Shield Foundation Awards Almost $9M for Clinics, Other Programs
On Tuesday, the Blue Shield of California Foundation announced that it will award nearly $9 million in first quarter grants to support community clinics and other health programs, the San Francisco Business Times reports.
The foundation awarded $10 million in grants during the first quarter of last year.
Of this year's Q1 allotment, the foundation is awarding $7.2 million to shore up community health clinics throughout the state. Many such clinics have seen recent declines in public funding and a simultaneous rise in uninsured patients.
The clinics will have the ability to decide how the funding is used.The foundation also said it is awarding $100,000 to help the group San Diegans for Healthcare Coverage evaluate local deficiencies in access to care. Other awards will go to programs targeting teen dating violence and domestic violence (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 3/9). 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.