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$150,000 available in Health Plan of San Joaquin Grants


French Camp, CA — July 20, 2010, the Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) will award up to $150,000.00 in grants to San Joaquin County nonprofit organizations through its Community Wellness Funding Program.

Multiple grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of projects targeting the following issues: access to health care, ethnic and cultural disparities in health, or child fitness and nutrition.

Agencies may initiate the application process through a brief letter of intent due no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 12, 2010, at the HPSJ.  The program guidelines and letter of intent form are available upon request from Health Plan of San Joaquin by contacting Luisa Smith at lsmith@hpsj.com or (209) 461-2312.

Since 2007, the Community Wellness Fund was established and agencies such as, the Boys & Girls Club of Manteca – “Healthy Habits – Triple Play”; Hilliard Chapel AME Zion Church – “Mommy & Me Program”; The Salvation Army of Lodi – “Preventive Health Care Program”; St. Mary’s Interfaith Community Services – “Dental Outreach Program for Homeless Children and Families”; and the Tracy Free Clinic – “Free Health Care Access Project” have provided services to the community.

For more information about the Community Wellness Funding Program and/or to request application materials for the August 12 due date, please contact Jeff Slater, Grants Manager at jslater@hpsj.com or call 209.461.2213.

The HPSJ, is a not-for-profit health plan by San Joaquin County since 1994.  Initially HPSJ offered managed health care services to San Joaquin County Medi-Cal recipients; today the agency is among the leading Medi-Cal managed care providers in San Joaquin County , serving over 70,000 members through its Medi-Cal program.

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