Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards Over $1.6 Million to New England organizations

On July 23, NEC member Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced the awarding of over $1.6 million in grants to 43 Massachusetts and Rhode Island based nonprofits.

The grants are part of Tuft Health Plan’s first cycle of funding for 2014 and all focus on support for healthy aging. Most grants for this cycle were within the foundation’s Health and Wellness Program, primarily for initiatives that promote chronic disease self-management and prevention, exercise and nutrition, and fall prevention.

Fellow NEC members Jumpstart and Brigham and Women’s Hospital were among the 43 recipients who “rose to the top of a competitive process,” according to Nora Moreno Cargie, executive director of the foundation and vice president of corporate citizenship of Tufts Health Plan. The funding will go to Jumpstart’s community corps and Brigham and Women’s Nuestra Generacion/Our Generation programs respectively. “We applaud them for the great work they do to support healthy living as people age,” said Cargie of all of the non-profit recipients.

The New England Council is proud of Tufts Health Plan Foundation, Jumpstart, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital for collectively working to support the health of aging citizens and communities across New England.

Read more in Tufts Health Plan Foundation’s press release here.

Or the Worcester Business Journal article here.

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