Milwaukee – Aurora Health Care today announced that it is awarding a total of $6.6 million in grants through its Better Together Fund to nearly two dozen federally qualified health centers and free clinics throughout eastern Wisconsin. The funds will be used to help community-based providers improve access to primary care and behavioral health services.
"Aurora Health Care is dedicated to helping the communities we serve to live well," said Nick Turkal, MD, president and CEO of Aurora Health Care. "Through our Better Together Fund, we're proud to support like-minded organizations that are striving to create better access points to health care for all. Aurora is excited by the new and innovative projects of these amazing organizations, and we look forward to the many benefits they will provide to the people of Wisconsin."
Aurora Health Care has selected 21 community organizations – six federally qualified health centers and 15 free clinics – to share in the $6.6.million in grants from Aurora's Better Together Fund. 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 $6.6 million in grants for the expansion of primary care and behavioral health services are the first to be awarded through Aurora Health Care's $10 million Better Together Fund. Later this year, Aurora Health Care will announce the recipients of additional grants specifically aimed at supporting sexual assault and domestic violence prevention and treatment programs.
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 Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.
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