Local groups land grants from health-care group | TheUnion.com

Local groups land grants from health-care group

Gold Country Telecare and Sierra Nevada Children’s Services have received grants totaling $42,500 from the Catholic Healthcare West Community Grants Program.

The awards were announced by Tom Collier, president and chief executive officer of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. CHW is the parent company of SNMH and 41 other hospitals in California, Arizona and Nevada.

This year’s grants bring to more than $201,000 the amount of funding that has been made available to Nevada County nonprofit organizations by the CHW program.

Sierra Nevada Children’s Services was awarded $25,000 to enroll 65 to 100 children up to 5 years old in the Healthy Families Program, which provides low-cost insurance covering health, dental and vision services for youngsters who don’t have insurance or qualify for Medi-Cal. The funding will pay for a half-time outreach worker.

Gold Country Telecare will receive $17,500 to strengthen its Transportation for Health and Enrichment Van Program. The service helps seniors and people with disabilities get to health care appointments and enrichment activities. An estimated 100 people will be served monthly.

– The Union staff

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