JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report released by the Center for Disease Control, Floridaranks second in the United States for its high percentage of uninsured residents. More than 19 percent, or 3.5 million people, lacked insurance last year.
The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, the philanthropic
"Since our founding in 2001, The Blue Foundation's purpose has been to make it possible for more Floridians to access health care, especially those who are uninsured or live in neighborhoods where medical care is scarce or nonexistent," said Susan Towler, vice president, The Blue Foundation. "By doing so, we're striving to carry out BCBSF's promise to advance the health and well-being of all Floridians."
Grant recipients, totals and program areas funded are:
This financial support is part of The Blue Foundation's biannual IMPACT (Improving Access to Health Care) grants program.
The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida is a separate, philanthropic affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF), incorporated in the state of Florida. The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, and its parent, BCBSF, are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information on The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, please visit its website at www.bluefoundationfl.com.
SOURCE The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida
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