Kaiser, Dignity Health To Dole Out Nearly $10M in Community Grants
Kaiser Permanente and Dignity Health have announced two separate community grant programs worth a combined total of nearly $10 million, Payers & Providers reports.
Details of Kaiser Grants
Kaiser has announced a $5.25 million grant program aimed at implementing its Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes Everyday, or PHASE, program at community organizations over the next two years.
The PHASE program, which was launched in 2006, aims to improve cardiac and stroke care by identifying at-risk individuals and providing them with treatment and counseling.
Individual grants in the program will range from $125,000 to $600,000 and will be awarded to 17 community clinics, 10 of which already have the PHASE program in place.
According to Payers & Providers, the money will be used to:
- Expand program capacity by 30% to 50%;
- Increase training; and
- Incorporate a hypertension treatment component into the program.
Details of Dignity Grants
Meanwhile, Dignity Health has announced a $4.3 million grant program that aims to improve care for chronic diseases at community health organizations in:
- California; and
The individual grants range from $2,500 to hundreds of thousands of dollars and will be distributed among 70 recipients (Shinkman, Payers & Providers, 2/5).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.