Santa Ana-Based Latino Health Access Receives $600,000 Grant for Health Education
Latino Health Access, a Santa Ana-based not-for-profit group, has received a three-year, $600,000 grant to help fund programs that educate low-income residents about health issues, the Los Angeles Times reports. The grant was awarded by the Seattle-based Marguerite Casey Foundation, which on Monday announced plans to distribute $9.9 million in grants to 26 groups nationwide that educate low-income parents, caregivers and children about health issues. David Brotherton, a spokesperson for the Casey Foundation, said that the foundation awarded the grant to Latino Health Access, which has an annual budget of $2 million supported by private and public grants, because of "the group's reputation for penetrating the community," which includes a high number of underserved and uninsured Latino residents, the Times reports. Latino Health Access founder America Bracho, called the grant "a very beautiful thing," adding, "The vast majority of the money is earmarked for specific interventions. It's rare that you get this kind of money." Bracho said that the group plans to use the grant to help cover the cost of current programs, rather than to launch new programs (Mena, Los Angeles Times, 9/23).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.