BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Awards $10.7 Million in Grants

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Awards $10.7 Million in Grants

The has announced grants totaling more than $10.7 million in support of efforts to improve access to health care across the state.

Fourteen nonprofit organizations serving economically disadvantaged residents of the state were awarded grants. Recipients include the , which works to enhance health, prescription, medical, and dental services for uninsured adults at free clinics across the state; the , which will use the funds to provide scholarships for its graduate psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program; and , which will use its grant to conduct forensic interviews and medical exams of abused and neglected children in Georgetown County.

"The work of our latest grant recipients fits our mission of helping South Carolinians become healthier by increasing access to health care and by supporting communities across our state working to improve population health," said Harvey Galloway, executive director of the foundation. "By awarding grants that bridge health and health care, we’re offering help and hope to those who need it most."

"." BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation Press Release 07/02/2015.