EAST LANSING, Mich. –The Michigan State Medical Society Foundation Board of Trustees recently made grants to four non-profit organizations to benefit local health programs. The following organizations received grants for this year:
The grant to the American Diabetes Association will fund the Family Resource Network’s program, “Family Link”, supporting children with diabetes and their families.
- Allegiance Health Foundation in Jackson--$1,725 to the Jackson County Prenatal Task Force
- American Diabetes Association in Bingham Farms--$4,000 for the Family Resource Network
- Riverside Health Clinic in Three Rivers--$5,000 for health care access and treatment for diabetic patients of St. Joseph County
- World Medical Relief, Inc. in Detroit--$5,000 to The Community Connect Project
- The Allegiance Health Foundation grant will help fund The Prenatal Task Force, a coalition formed to encourage women and families to make healthier choices for themselves and their babies before, during and after pregnancy.
The Riverside Health Clinic grant will fund improving diabetic healthcare in St. Joseph, by providing quality diabetic case management, bridge costs for specialist care for critically ill patients, and for purchasing diabetic supplies.
The grant, to World Medical Relief, Inc., will go towards the “Community Connect Project,” which will provide emergency departments, social workers, and discharge planners in Detroit area hospitals and clinics with information to connect underprivileged patients with more affordable prescription programs.
The MSMS Foundation’s mission is to improve health status and access to care in Michigan. For more information, or to apply for a grant, visit www.msms.org/foundation or contact Sheri Greenhoe at (517)-336-7603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.