Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the BCBSM Foundation recently awarded over $270,000 in grants to seven organizations through the Advancing Maternal Health Equity grant program. Funds support Michigan community-based organizations implementing sustainable initiatives that advance health equity and reduce a birthing person’s risk of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.
Black communities in Detroit are facing increasing rates of anxiety and depression, yet have disproportionately fewer ways to access behavioral health care and services due to racial and ethnic disparities driven by social determinants of health. A group of eight philanthropic partners in the city are seeking to make a community impact by targeting funding to Black-led, community-based organizations through an innovative pilot program.
Four Washtenaw County-based organizations have been awarded grant funding designed to support the health and well-being of older adults by enhancing facilities, accessibility and services within their local communities, including intergenerational programming. A collective $670,000 was awarded throughout a three-year program named Creating Community Connections and Spaces. Funding partners include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation.
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