PARKERSBURG – Twenty West Virginia-based nonprofits to receive funding from the new West Virginia Highmark Charitable Health Fund to support programs addressing the social determinants of health and oral care in Virginia -Western.
Grants, from the program’s first grant cycle, total nearly $ 1 million. In addition, Lily’s Place, the state’s only facility for neonatal abstinence syndrome in Huntington, has received funding to help coordinate care in family health.
“Highmark’s new West Virginia Charitable Fund for Health is delighted to provide essential funding to support West Virginia-based health and social service organizations, particularly those dealing with the social determinants of health and oral care. dental care for families in West Virginia. “ said Jim Fawcett, president of Highmark West Virginia. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact these grant funds will have in supporting the well-being of our community through this funding.”
Announced last spring, the West Virginia Charitable Fund for Health is a new funding extension of the Highmark Foundation and was established to treat and improve the health, wellness and quality of life of people living in West Virginia.
The first round of grants from the Highmark West Virginia Charitable Fund included major grants of up to $ 50,000 to the following organizations for initiatives throughout West Virginia that target and improve health outcomes in priority health areas of community health, family health, access to care, system service delivery, chronic disease and oral health:
Social Determinants of Health Grants Recipients:
* Rural Health Development Center Inc.
* Mineral County Court named Special Advocates Program Inc.
* A voice inc.
* West Virginia Breast Health Initiative
* West Virginia Unified Health System Inc.
Oral health and dental care grant recipients:
* Right to health Beckley
* Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation
* EA Hawse Health Center
* Ebenezer medical assistance
* Health Access Inc.
* Logan Mingo Area Mental Health Inc., DBA Mountain Laurel Integrated Healthcare
* Monongalia County Health Department
* Raleigh County Community Action Association
* Shenandoah Community Health
* Susan Dew Hoff Memorial Clinic Inc.
* Foundation of the University of West Virginia Inc.
* Wheeling Health Law Inc.
* Williamson Health and Wellness Center
* Wirt County Health Services Association
Family Health Grant Recipients:
* Lily’s place
The next round of the Highmark West Virginia Charitable Fund for Health grant application will take place this fall. Interested nonprofits are encouraged to watch for additional communications and announcements by visiting the Highmark Foundation website at www.highmarkfoundation.org.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia serves 246,000 members through the company’s health insurance business and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the BlueCard® program.
The Highmark Foundation is a private 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to improving the health, well-being and quality of life of individuals and communities in areas served by Highmark Inc. and its affiliates. and affiliates. The Highmark West Virginia Charitable Fund for Health is a restricted fund of the Highmark Foundation.