GE awards funding to Heights' Good Neighbor Health Care
The GE Foundation has awarded more than $1 million to five community health centers in Houston.
Part of GE's Developing Health program, the funding aims to increase access to primary care in underserved communities throughout the United States.
With one in three residents of Texas uninsured, the state has the highest percentage of uninsured people in the nation.
"We are thrilled to build on the success we've had in Houston over the past two years," said Bob Corcoran, GE Foundation president, according to the press release. "From Project Smiles with the Good Neighbor Health Center, to diabetes and weight management programs at Spring Branch Health Center and the Family Life Program at Legacy, these health centers are hard at work reaching those who need it most with quality care."
Houston medical centers to benefit include El Centro de Corazon, Good Neighbor Health Care, Spring Branch Community Health Center, Southwood Legacy Community Health Services and Westheimer Legacy Community Health Services. Each center will receive $175,000 in two installments over the next two years.
Funding will be used to increase access to primary care while specific grant programs will be identified through a collaboration between health center leadership and community stakeholders.
"By partnering with these clinics to increase access to primary care, we can help more people get the care they need when they need it," said Anup Sharma, leader of the Developing Health Initiative of Houston, in a press release. "This program and the volunteers supporting it are a living example of GE's strategy to help change the world's approach to healthcare by touching more lives."
For more information, visit www.gecitizenship.com.
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