The grant was provided with support from philanthropists Mackenzie ScottAbbVie Foundation and Lilly help underserved communities. usa.
Santa Barbara, California, December 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Direct Relief today announced its latest grant round from the Fund for Health Equity.
“This $22 million-plus grant will Mackenzie Scott, AbbVie Foundation, and Eli Lilly and Company are the latest funding to an organization deeply committed to closing health disparities in their communities. Direct Relief is very grateful for the work we do every day,” said Byron Scott, MD, MBA, Co-Chair of the Fund for Health Equity, Director of Direct Relief, and Chair of its Medical Advisory Board. ) said.
Seeded with donations from the AbbVie Foundation and philanthropists Mackenzie ScottThe Fund for Health Equity supports community health centers, free charitable clinics, and other non-profit organizations focused on non-clinical interventions that affect human health (commonly known as social determinants of health). ) to mobilize funds. , social, cultural and economic environment.
A founding partner, the AbbVie Foundation, will contribute $10 million to the fund in 2021, a portion of which was distributed among the 10 winners last year. usaThis year the Foundation will award 10 organizations. $1.6 millionThey include neighborhood outreach access to health (Arizona), North Country Healthcare (Arizona), Asian Health Service (California), to help health and wellness centers for all (California), Esperanza Health Center (Illinois), Minnesota Community Life (Minnesota), urban health planning (New York), North by Northeast Community Health Center (Oregon), Triangle Area Network (texas), and Seattle Indian Health Commission (Washington).
“AbbVie is proud to support 10 new grantees to address health disparities in underserved communities in 2022. usa,” Said Claudia Calavetta, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Global Philanthropy, AbbVie. “Our first cohort of grantees has already made significant strides in improving care and closing gaps in communities across the country. We are focused on promoting health equity. We look forward to our continued partnership with Direct Relief’s Fund for Health Equity to further support these community-based organizations.”
Lilly also backed the fund $5 million As part of our commitment to racial justice, we will begin our commitment in early 2021. This is a powerful initiative to provide resources such as education, healthcare, financial security and employment within the communities in which we operate. Direct Relief distributed a portion of this initial funding last year to her four honorees across the United States.
this year, $817,000 From Lilly’s commitment will be split into four new winners: The Muslim Medical Association (California), United Methodist Mexican American Ministries DBA Genesis Family Health (Kansas), family health care (north dakota), Tewa Women United (new mexico).
“Lilly’s commitment to social impact dates back nearly 150 years and remains today committed to advancing racial justice and health equity,” he said. Lee Ann Pusey, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, Lilly. “We sincerely appreciate Direct Relief’s efforts to identify and contribute to worthy organizations that are working to bring real change to communities across the United States.”
A full list of winners can be found here.
Since the launch of the fund in 2021, $42.5 million Offered to support 149 organizations nationwide
The winners were selected by the Fund for Health Equity’s Advisory Board, which includes the following members:
Co-Chair Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, 18th U.S. Surgeon General AmericaFounder Bayou Clinic Inc.
Co-Chair Byron Scott, MD, MBA, Director of Direct Relief and Chair of the Medical Advisory Board
Martha DawsonDNP, MSN, RN, FACHE, President and CEO, President of the National Association of Black Nurses, Associate Professor at the University Alabama and Birmingham
Jane DelgadoPh.D., MS, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Gail SmallJD, Chief Lady, Citizen of the Northern Cheyenne
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