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UnitedHealthCare grants $75,000 to Gerogia’s Family Health Care Centre


So to uplift those new mothers and pregnant women who are medically underserved UnitedHealthCare has decided to grant $75,000 to the Family Health Centers of Georgia.

UnitedHealthCare has given the Family Health Centers of Georgia, Inc. (FHCGA) a $75,000 grant in order to help it further its access to preventive healthcare for new mothers and pregnant women, particularly those belonging to underserved communities.
This grant will go a long way to support the Georgia Department of Community Health’s Planning for Healthy Babies (P4HB) program which was created in order to reduce instances of babies born with life threatening risks as well as instances which put them at risk in the life-long health challenge category.
Thanks to this grant, the P4HB program can now be extended to offer family planning related services to eligible women, including nurse case management and treatment of chronic conditions typically seen with those who have delivered a baby with a low birth weight.
In addition to this, the grant will also enable The Family Health Centers of Georgia (FHCFA) to connect new mothers and their babies to a comprehensive preventive healthcare services through the Georgia’s family planning initiative, which is also known as the Georgia Family Planning System
“UnitedHealthcare’s support is important to our patients and to medically underserved populations throughout Georgia. This grant increases our capacity to educate young women and mothers on the programs and services available to them and their children. Our goal is to improve their health and well-being. The Family Health Centers has had a longstanding relationship with UnitedHealthcare, and its continued support goes a long way in helping us improve access to quality health care,” said Dr. Michael Brooks, MBA, president and CEO of FHCGA.
UnitedHealthCare’s Jocelyn Chisholm, announced the grant while visiting patients with doctors and staff at The Family Health Centre of Georgia, Atlanta.
“The Family Health Centers is having a tremendous impact in communities throughout Georgia, helping provide education, training and health services in underserved areas. We are honored to help provide new resources and tools that will help expand programs for young women and mothers that will help them live healthier lives,” said Carter.
UnitedHealthCare has provided around $250,000 in grant, in 2015 alone, to more than a dozen community based organizations and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Georgia. It has done so in order to develop better solutions for the medically underserved and economically disadvantaged, so that the scope for employer funded health care widens.
“This grant from UnitedHealthcare will provide important resources to The Family Health Centers of Georgia that will help families in our community have greater access to care and services,” said State Rep. Pat Gardner.
According to a report with regard to America’s Health Rankings®, Georgia has ranked 38th in overall health quality. As per the report, almost 10% of infants weigh less than 5 pounds 8 ounces at birth, and nearly 7 infants per 1,000 live births, die annually. UnitedHealthCare’s grants are trying to improve these statistics so Georgia’s healthcare system can be improved.
With a network of 166 hospitals, 22,000 physicians and other healthcare providers in Georgia, UnitedHealthCare caters to more than 1 million people statewide.
About The Family Health Centers of Georgia, Inc. (FHCGA)
The Family Health Centers of Georgia, Inc. (FHCGA) is a NPO registered under 501(c)3. It is a federally qualified community health center. The FHCGA is accredited with a NCQA Level 3 recognition. It is also accredited by The Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home.
The FHCGA has been providing comprehensive primary healthcare services for more than two decades now. It’s mission is to provide the highest quality comprehensive healthcare services which are not only linguistically appropriate and culturally affordable, but which also focus on prevention mechanisms, early diagnosis and treatment to populations who are particularly vulnerable in the Greater Atlanta areas and in the West End.
Source: Businesswire.co