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AmeriCares Awarded Grant to Increase Medical Aid Across the United
GE Foundation Grant to AmeriCares
Expands Access to Better Health Care for More Than 250 Clinics
January 7, 2010
Norwalk Free Clinics Doctor with Patient
For many hard working Americans – medical care is simply
In an effort to increase access to quality health care for Americans
across the country, the GE Foundation - the philanthropic organization
of GE - has awarded a $650,000 grant to AmeriCares.
The economic downturn in the United States has only increased
the number of Americans who lack access to affordable health care.
The grant will help AmeriCares expand access at hundreds of health
clinics here at home, which are already serving thousands of men,
women and children in need.
The grant will enable AmeriCares to expand its domestic medical
assistance to over 250 health clinics serving the uninsured and
underinsured throughout the U.S., delivering donated medicines
and medical supplies to clinics providing primary care services.
The Developing Health program helps drive
GE's 'healthymagination' initiative—a
commitment to help change the world's approach to healthcare by
lowering costs, touching more lives, and improving quality.
In 2009, AmeriCares delivered more than $20 million in medical
assistance to 160 health clinics across the country and is committing
to doubling aid to $40 million over the next two years. The grant
from the GE Foundation will enable AmeriCares to broaden the support
it provides to clinics, including best practices research and
guidelines for stretching limited resources to increase patient
AmeriCares donations provide medicines and medical supplies to
health clinics so they can treat more patients within their limited
budgets. AmeriCares works with clinics from coast to coast on
plans to help the growing number of families who have been hard
hit by the economy and lost access to quality care.