[NEWS] $1M initiative to target health disparities in North Philadelphia | Project HOME

[NEWS] $1M initiative to target health disparities in North Philadelphia

 

From Philadelphia Business Journal

Project HOME, Independence Blue Cross, and AmeriHealth Caritas are teaming up to address the significant health disparities in life expectancy and infant mortality experienced by North Philadelphia residents.

IBC and AmeriHealth Caritas, both health insurance plan divisions of Independence Health Group, provided a $1 million grant to Project HOME to support the initiative.

Half of the grant money will be used over three years to fund the newly created "Keystone Connection to Wellness" program that will address social determinants that influence health status. The other $500,000 will help create education and employment programs in North Philadelphia.