|Medtronic Awards $1.1 Million in Twin Cities Health Access Grants|
Medtronic Philanthropy Grants Support 22 Local Organizations Committed to Expanding Access to Healthcare for the Underserved
Minneapolis - July 8, 2015 - Medtronic Philanthropy has recently awarded $1.1 million in Health Access Grants to 22 Minnesota-based nonprofit organizations, supporting each to expand healthcare services in underserved communities across the metropolitan area, with an emphasis on such chronic conditions as heart disease and diabetes.
Each organization listed below will receive $50,000 over two years, in recognition of its ongoing commitment to improve access to quality healthcare in its community.
Organizations were nominated by a committee of Medtronic employees from the Twin Cities.
The awardee organizations are:
Across the Twin Cities, chronic conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and cancer, continue to disproportionately affect people in medically underserved communities, including those who cannot afford care, cannot travel to care because of distance or health, or have limited knowledge of their condition or how to navigate their local health care system.
Each Health Access Grant recipient serves a unique population or neighborhood, and will address barriers that cause health-related inequities within those communities. To see how these organizations are putting their grants into action, visit the Health Access Grants World Map and click on Minneapolis/St. Paul.
"At Medtronic, we are dedicated to improving lives by promoting the health of all worldwide, and this starts right here in the Twin Cities," said Jacob A. Gayle, vice president of Medtronic Philanthropy. "We believe that attaining health equity benefits both those in greatest need, as well as the community at-large. After all, everyone does better when everyone does better."
Medtronic Health Access Grants are awarded in 36 locations around the world where Medtronic employees are actively engaged in community service.
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