The goal is to collaborate with community organizations to increase access to quality medical care for low-income residents.

Millionaire donation seeks to improve health in southern Los Angeles

Councilman David E. Ryu presented an acknowledgment to Todd Walthall, a Blue Shield operations executive in California.

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Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan announced yesterday that it will award more than $ 1.1 million to community organizations to improve access to quality care in Los Angeles County.

The objective of the funds is to sustain the continuous work of local non-profit organizations that are transforming the health of marginalized communities.

The announcement was made during a meeting of the Los Angeles council where the councilors recognized Blue Shiled and 12 community organizations for their commitment and efforts to improve the health of the area's inhabitants.

"Health care begins at the community level, and from mental health care to gun violence and the rights of the disabled, these 12 organizations are pioneers in making proactive care possible for our most vulnerable communities," he said. Councilman David E. Ryu.

Greg Buchert, president of Blue Shield in California, said he was proud of the impact of collaboration in the community.

"These organizations already have a positive influence on the lives of many people, so we want to support their current work to transform the health and well-being of local communities," Buchert said.

The community organizations that will receive the funds have programs that address a variety of issues, including health education, mental health awareness, trauma caused by violence and food insecurity.

The beneficiary organizations:


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