SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Blue Shield of California Foundation announced support for nine
"These nine organizations, like many in California, face uncertain futures because of the turmoil in policy discussions on the national stage," said Peter Long, PhD, president and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation. "In these challenging times, our Foundation remains a steadfast partner in improving the lives of vulnerable individuals and families, who depend on vital community-based programs. We must protect these critical building blocks to ensure health and safety in our great state."
Grant recipients are recognized leaders in advocacy, community organizing, network building, strategic communications, policy, and research. They are actively engaged in supporting diverse and underserved communities, and upholding many of the essential priorities at the heart of the Foundation's work: preventing and addressing domestic violence, access to care and coverage for immigrant populations, innovation that strengthens the healthcare safety net, and cross-sector approaches support survivors of domestic violence.
"These organizations were selected, in part, because they've engaged local communities to affect positive change by focusing on the unique needs and experiences of the people they serve," added Long. "These trusted community partners are shining examples of health care and anti-domestic-violence advocates in California who live our shared values every day."
The recipients of this second round of "Act Now" funding include:
About Blue Shield of California FoundationBlue Shield of California Foundation is one of the state's largest and most trusted grantmaking organizations. Our mission is to improve the lives of all Californians, particularly the underserved, by making health care accessible, effective, and affordable, and by ending domestic violence. For more information, visit: www.blueshieldcafoundation.org.
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SOURCE Blue Shield of California Foundation
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