PUBLIC HEALTH GRANTS: John Muir/Mt. Diablo Corp. Awards $775M to North California Groups
The John Muir/Mount Diablo Community Health Benefit Corp., set up in 1996 upon completion of the merger between Mount Diablo Medical Center of Concord and John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, announced this week 13 local recipients of grants totalling $774,900. The East County Family Alliance received the largest grant, $273,000 for three years, to fund case management and intervention services for families in crisis or at risk. Other grants went to the Family Stress Center for an in-house counseling program on child abuse and neglect, La Clinica de la Raza for an 18-month program aimed at enrolling uninsured east county residents in public health programs, and the Barbara Milliff Children's Center and New Connections to fund a collaborative effort for substance abuse and counseling of parents of children receiving treatment. These grants range in size from $10,000 to $65,000. The Corporation awards $1 million in health care grants each year. This year, the California Endowment contributed $200,000 toward the grants ( San Francisco Chronicle, 6/2).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.