United Healthcare Foundation Awards $300,000
IPHCA to use the money to support food and nutrition access
INDIANAPOLIS (July 21, 2021)—The Indiana Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) is proud to announce its $300,000 two-year grant from UnitedHealthcare Foundation. The grant will be used to support food access and nutrition in Indiana through June 2023.
Many factors affect someone’s health and well-being — things like access to healthy food, affordable housing, and the environment where a person lives may make a big difference. In fact, 80 percent of what influences a person’s health has nothing to do with clinical care.
UnitedHealthcare is donating $12.3 million through Empowering Health grants to community-based organizations across 21 states. The Empowering Health commitment focuses on expanding access to care and addressing the social determinants of health for those in underserved communities.
IPHCA will work directly with health centers to expand services, provide food and nutrition education directly to patients. IPHCA is partnering with six health centers, and Purdue Health Extension will provide technical assistance for food programming. The six participating are Eskenazi Health Center, Riggs Community Health Center, Heart City Health, Marram/Porter Starke Health, HealthLinc Inc., and Neighborhood Health Center.
IPHCA is the voice of CHCs that provide primary and preventive health care to nearly 600,000 patients in rural and urban communities across Indiana. IPHCA advocates to advance health policy in state and national government. IPHCA offers operational support and training to health centers to enhance integrated care delivery, including primary care, oral health, and behavioral health. IPHCA’s goal is to get all people in Indiana the proper health care they need. For more information, please visit www.indianapca.org.