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Foundation Gives $4.4 Million in Additional Funding to Support California’s Healthcare Safety Net & Domestic Violence Providers
PR Newswire

Blue Shield of California Foundation today announced more than $4.4 million in third-quarter grants aimed at advancing healthcare and domestic violence services for the most vulnerable Californians. The funding — which brings the Foundation’s 2015 giving to more than $22 million — includes a new initiative that will facilitate collaboration between government and private charitable funders with the goal of improving the health of targeted, high-need populations across the state.

“This emerging concept, known as ‘Accountable Communities for Health,’ has the potential to transform health in California,” said Peter Long, PhD, the Foundation’s president and CEO. “This initiative will harness the resources, talents, and priorities  of public and private stakeholders to improve health outcomes at the population level.”