Duke Endowment Awards $18.2 Million in Healthcare Grants

The in Charlotte, North Carolina, has announced thirty grants totaling more than $18.2 million to organizations in the Carolinas.

Awarded through the endowment's , which focuses on improving the quality and safety of healthcare delivery, greater access to care, and enhanced prevention, the grants include $979,000 to in Asheville, North Carolina, to expand dental care for children in western North Carolina; $425,000 to the in support of a statewide health program for Latino families; $200,000 to in Gastonia, North Carolina, to improve access to oral health care for children in Gaston, Iredell, and Catawba counties; and $1.5 million to to develop a caregivers training program for the elderly.

The endowment has distributed more than $3.3 billion in grants since its inception in 1911. Candidates for grants awarded through its Health Care program include not-for-profit hospitals, academic health centers, area health education centers, select organizations in counties without an eligible hospital, and not-for-profit inpatient long-term care facilities.

"." Duke Endowment Press Release 05/05/2016.