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Monday, April 1, 2019

PacificSource Foundation for Health Improvement Commits $310k to Six Regional Nonprofits

(Springfield, Ore.) April 1, 2019— The PacificSource Foundation for Health Improvement recently committed $310,000 in grant funding to support six nonprofit organizations based in Oregon, Montana, and Idaho.

“Working in partnership to improve community health is a shared mission of both PacificSource and of our foundation,” said Marian Blankenship, executive director of PacificSource’s Foundation for Health Improvement. “We know that we can do so much more when we partner toward building vibrant and healthy communities.”

The funding will span from one to three years for the following nonprofits:

Oregon

  • Healthy Moves: One-year grant of $10,000 to support the expansion of their Trainer in Residence program, which helps to prepare teachers to meet the physical education needs of their students.
  • Looking Glass Community Services: Three-year grant of $125,000 to support their Regional Crisis Center, which will provide 24-hour supervised group living, clinical treatment, counseling and trauma-informed behavioral support for Oregon youth with high-level needs.
  • North by Northeast Community Health Center: Two-year grant of $60,000 to support the advancement of health equity for the African American community in the Portland Metro Area.
  • Census Equity Funders of Oregon: One-year grant of $50,000 to support a coordinated statewide effort to ensure a fair, accurate, and equitable 2020 Census, focused on Hard-to-Count communities and the engagement of community-based organizations to facilitate outreach and education.

Idaho

  • Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force: One-year grant of $35,000 to support their Rx for Fresh Fruits & Vegetables project, helping to improve nutrition for people with food insecurity and a comorbid diagnosis of diabetes, hypertension, or obesity.

Montana

  • Mental Health America of Montana: One-year grant of $30,000 to support their Youth Recovery Warm Line, which provides support, education, and guidance to Montana youth living with behavioral health and/or substance abuse issues through specially trained Youth Recovery Responders.

About PacificSource Foundation for Health Improvement

Founded in 1992, the PacficSource Foundation for Health Improvement is an expression of our commitment to our communities. Its mission is to improve community health through the touchstones of better health, better care, and lower healthcare costs. The Foundation’s grants and partnerships focus on improving access to healthcare for vulnerable populations and promoting health excellence via innovative care and community health and wellness programs. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2yK92qF

About PacificSource Health Plans:

PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, not-for-profit community health plan serving the Northwest. Founded in 1933, PacificSource is based in Springfield, Oregon, with local offices in Idaho, Montana, and Washington. The PacificSource family of companies employs 1000 people, serves more than 300,000 individuals, and has 3,900 employer clients throughout the Northwest. For more information visitn visit PacificSource.com.

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