May 27, 2017
 
Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards $1.6M to 10 Nonprofits

June 16, 2016 — The Tufts Health Plan Foundation earlier this week announced that it has awarded $1,675,190 to 10 Massachusetts nonprofits that work to improve health and wellness in diverse communities.

“These initiatives scale successful programs and create a promise for better results in vulnerable communities,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president, corporate citizenship for Tufts Health Plan. “They are addressing critical issues that disproportionately affect these communities, particularly older adults.”

Receiving the grants were the following:
  • Bridges Together, Sudbury: $144,657 over three years to expand its Building Intergenerational Bridges program to 45 communities .

  • Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, Brockton: $285,523 over three years to o improve access to health promotion programs for older adults and residents in public housing.

  • Elder Services of Merrimack Valley, Lawrence: $349,870 over two years to support a network of community-based providers that offers evidence-based programs to older adults throughout Massachusetts.

  • Friends of Yarmouth Council on Aging, Yarmouth: $86,000 to implement activities to address community needs.

  • Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston: $42,000 to identify dementia- and age-friendly resources, assets, and programs in Massachusetts and help build learning communities that lead to making Massachusetts a leader in the age- and dementia-friendly movements.

  • Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston: $150,000 over two years to expand this elder abuse prevention program to Chelsea, Malden, Quincy, and Somerville.

  • Massachusetts Health Aging Collaborative, statewide: $250,000 over three years to provide initial support for staffing to advance the collaborative’s work and build community capacity.

  • Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, Boston: $170,000 over three years to shift municipal agencies from a punitive response to a holistic case management approach to hoarding in older adults.

  • Transition House, Cambridge: $150,000 over three years to expand a pilot that addresses domestic violence among older adults in Cambridge by implementing a coordinated community approach.

  • Whittier Street Health Center, Roxbury: $47,140 to implement programs taking a holistic approach to promoting healthy living and disease management for older adults.

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