January 17, 2012
Twenty-eight primary care and community health centers providing care for underserved Kansans shared $46,200 in year-end grants from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation, according to Marlou Wegener, chief operating officer of the Foundation. Each clinic received a grant of $1,650.
“These clinics have stretched their budgets to the maximum in order to assure that the growing number of uninsured and underinsured Kansans have access to quality health care,” Wegener said. “In recognition of the important work these clinics do in the communities they serve, the Foundation is providing each with $1,650 in the hope that the funds will help them continue to provide crucial health care services to the Kansans who rely on them.”
The 28 clinics that received grants are:
About the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation promotes the good health of Kansans who live in the Foundation’s 103-county service area. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the largest health insurer in the state, incorporated the Foundation in 2005 as a way to further deepen its commitment to helping all Kansans lead healthier lives, an effort which both entities believe is an essential factor in keeping health care affordable. Through its giving, the Foundation focuses on key health issues that can impact the lives of many Kansans. It funds programs and activities that are, at their core, health-related and in particular, promote health improvement, health care access, health education, healthy behaviors and prevention initiatives. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Both entities serve all Kansas counties except Johnson and Wyandotte. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.bcbsks.com/foundation.
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