Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards $880K in Grants

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Organizations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island received more than $880,000 during the second cycle of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation’s grant awards.

More than 25 percent of grants this cycle are for programs which have not been funded previously by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, according to an announcement from the foundation.

These include intergenerational programs in Somerville and Worcester, evidence-based Tai Chi and Fall Prevention programs in Boston and Johnston, RI, and a new driving assessment program for older adults through Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod.

Also receiving funding for the first time this cycle is the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging’s Aging Mastery program, which was created by the National Council on Aging to empower participants to make small but impactful changes in their health behaviors. The program will be offered in nine Massachusetts communities selected through a bid process.

“We’re funding many new and exciting programs this cycle along with programs that have consistently delivered positive outcomes in communities,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, executive director of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president, corporate citizenship for Tufts Health Plan. “We applaud the work these organizations are doing to build communities that work for everyone, but especially older adults.”

The grant recipients are:

In this cycle, six Massachusetts nonprofit organizations also received the second year of multi-year grants. These include:

For a full list of 2014 grant recipients, please visit: http://www.tuftshealthplanfoundation.org/pdf/2014_Grants.pdf

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