Payors & Plans
More and more, health insurance companies are taking a stand to help improve access to health care for the underserved in our country. Through innovative projects and grants, they are helping communities provide health services to those in need.
- The Regence Foundation
A foundation started by The Regence Group, the Northwest United States subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield, provides Access to Health Care grants ranging from $50,000 - $115,000.
- WellPoint, the WellPoint Foundation, and X PRIZE Foundation Collaborate to Advance Revoluntionary Ideas to Improve Health Care
A proposed competition to generate a 50% improvement in health value in a community of 10,000 people over 3 years.
- Aetna Foundation Regional Community Health Grants
The Aetna Foundation has two grants programs, the Regional Community Grants Program and the Healthy Community Outreach Program, which awards grants for philanthropic initiatives focused on health care issues in select communities across the United States.
- The Wellpoint Foundation
According to the Wellpoint Foundation's website, roughly 25% of the $22,873,132 in grants it gave in 2008 ($5,772,453.06) went to covering the uninsured, uninsured support, access to care, and health care disparities.