HealthFinders Collaborative awarded $40,000 grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota

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HealthFinders Collaborative has recently received a  $40,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation to help eligible low-income Minnesotans access health care coverage in Rice County. The funds will be used to support Health Finders patient advocates in enrolling patients for MNsure and other outreach programs as well as coordinating efforts for patients across the county.

The HealthFinders Collaborative grant is one of 12 awarded across the state to help more people access the services they are eligible to receive through MinnesotaCare and Prepaid Medical Assistance.

“We know that accessing health care coverage can be a complicated and sensitive process,” said Carolyn Link, executive director of the Foundation. “Working with a trusted organization like HealthFinders Collaborative means that more people will receive preventive care and care for routine medical conditions and be healthier as a result.” According to Charlie Mandile, Executive Director of HealthFinders, “our patient advocates are trusted resources in the local community and close partners with human services agencies. This grant from BCBS will expand us our capacity to reach more individuals, as well as support HFC in coordinating services and care across the county.

For more information on Blue Cross’ grantmaking programs, visit bcbsmnfoundation.orgor call (651) 662-3950 or toll free at 1-866-812-1593.

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation  exclusively dedicates its assets to improving health in Minnesota, awarding more than $37 million since it was established in 1986. The Foundation’s purpose is to make a healthy difference in people’s lives by improving the community conditions that affect the health of children and families.