Foundation Awards $600,000 in Grants For Culturally Competent Health Care

Monday, April 28, 2003

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THE BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MASSACHUSETTS FOUNDATION AWARDS $600,000 IN GRANTS FOR CULTURALLY COMPETENT HEALTH CARE

 

BOSTON—April 28, 2003—The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation today announced $600,000 in grants to expand access to health care for diverse cultures in Massachusetts. This state is world-renowned for its high caliber of available health care. However, culturally diverse populations and ethnic and linguistic minorities are often underserved, particularly low-income and uninsured patients. Twenty organizations will receive grants this year from the Foundation.