California Endowment Awards Grants To Healthy Kids Programs
The California Endowment on Wednesday awarded $4 million in grants to Healthy Kids programs throughout the state, the San Jose Mercury News reports (Rombeck, San Jose Mercury News, 12/16).
The grants were awarded as follows:
- $500,000 to Alameda Alliance for Health;
- $650,000 to Kern County Children and Families Commission;
- $500,000 to Inland Empire Health Plan in Riverside County;
- $200,000 to San Francisco Health Plan;
- $400,000 to Health Plan of San Joaquin;
- $300,000 to Peninsula Community Foundation in San Mateo County;
- $950,000 to Santa Clara Family Health Foundation; and
- $500,000 to the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County.
In related news, TCE and PolicyLink produced a study titled "The Influence of Community Factors on Health: An Annotated Bibliography," about the disproportionate incidence of health conditions -- including asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure and infant mortality -- in low-income communities and communities of color. NPR's "Tavis Smiley Show" on Thursday included an interview with PolicyLink CEO Angela Glover Blackwell about the study (Smiley, "Tavis Smiley Show," NPR, 12/16). The complete segment is available online in RealPlayer. The study is available online.
The California HealthCare Foundation on Wednesday announced $3 million in one-time grants to help offset the cost of health insurance premiums through eight established programs. The recipients include:
- Alameda Alliance for Health's Family Care;
- CaliforniaKids Healthcare Foundation's CalKids;
- Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program;
- Riverside Healthy Kids Program;
- San Bernardino Healthy Kids Program;
- San Joaquin Healthy Kids Program;
- San Mateo Healthy Kids Program; and
- Santa Clara Healthy Kids Program.