Milwaukee – Aurora Health Care today announced that it is awarding a total of $3.4 million in grants through its Better Together Fund to nearly two dozen community organizations, colleges and universities throughout eastern Wisconsin. The funds will be used to support the development and/or expansion of community-based sexual assault and domestic violence prevention and treatment programs.
"Aurora Health Care is proud to be working hand-in-hand with these dedicated community-based providers throughout eastern Wisconsin to help stem the tide of domestic violence and sexual assault," said Nick Turkal, MD, CEO of Aurora Health Care. "Aurora has never shied away from difficult conversations and community concerns. While we've been championing efforts to put an end to domestic and sexual violence for more than 25 years, we know that there is still much work to be done and that – together – we can make a tangible difference."
Aurora Health Care has selected 23 entities to share in the $3.4 million in grants from Aurora's Better Together Fund specifically earmarked to support sexual assault and domestic violence prevention and treatment community-based initiatives. Community organizations from across eastern Wisconsin were invited to submit a proposal for funding consideration earlier this year to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, which is aiding in the administration of the grants.
Grant recipients include the following:
The $3.4 million in grants to support sexual assault and domestic violence prevention and treatment programs are the final awards through Aurora Health Care's Better Together Fund. In total, Aurora Health Care has provided $10 million in grants to help expand access to health care through community-based providers. In April, Aurora announced a total of $6.6 million in grants to nearly two dozen federally qualified health centers and free clinics to improve access to primary care and behavioral health services.
For more information on the Better Together Fund, visit AuroraHealthCare.org
About Aurora Health Care:
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin's most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing Caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.
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