Excellus BlueCross BlueShield had announced yesterday that a total of 65 Community Health Awards to nonprofit organizations across upstate New York.
“Providing access to high-quality health care for people who need it is core to our mission as a nonprofit health plan,” states Gina Cuyler, MD, FACP, Excellus BCBS vice president, health equity and community investments. “This essential community health funding will allow our community organizations to continue to address and remove barriers impacting economic stability, address social determinants of health, and reinforce overall community health improvement programs.”
Excellus BCBS Community Health Awards came from a competitive application process, and will provide over $260,000 in funding to help launch, expand, and sustain programs and services that promote health.
The Seven Valleys Health Coalition, Inc. was a part of the awards that will help expand the Seven Valleys Food Rescue program through the purchasing of equipment and supplies to enable volunteers to transport perishable foods from local donors.
This will help Seven Valleys provide food to organizations and community programs that feed food insecure community members.