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$439,822 in Providence Seward community benefit partnership grants awarded

Funded projects will support community health and wellness work and initiatives

SEWARD, Alaska – Providence Seward Medical & Care Center’s Health Advisory Council has awarded community benefit partnership grants to six local service and not-for-profit groups that will serve Seward and the area community residents.

Awardees include Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula, Seward Prevention Coalition – Parents As Teachers, Seward Area Hospice, Wellness For All – Diabetes Prevention Program, Seward Prevention Coalition – Sources of Strength and the Seward Community Health Center.

Grants awarded were between $56,350 and $100,000. A total of $439,822 was awarded through this process.

“We are honored to support these organizations in their efforts toward improving the health and wellness of Seward,” said Joe Fong, administrator, Providence Seward Medical & Care Center. “The selected organizations represent a great cross section of programs that will benefit our youth, adults and seniors in our community.”

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The project applications were evaluated based on their ability to make a positive impact on the community health and wellness needs identified in the 201 5 Community Health Needs Assessment Survey, with special consideration for proposals demonstrating partnerships and collaboration across organizations that align with the Providence Mission, core values and strategic outcome of building healthier communities, together.

The Health Advisory Council is composed of members of the Seward community who advise PSMCC’s administration on operating and strategic initiatives. The grants were made possible by a donation from Providence Health & Services Alaska.

 

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About Providence Health & Services Alaska

Providence Health & Services Alaska is part of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities. For more information about Providence, visit www.providence.org/alaska.

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