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Health New England Announces New Where Health Matters Grant Opportunities

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Health New England announced a new grant program, Where Health Matters,
as part of its Community Benefits Program to advance the health and
wellbeing of vulnerable population groups living in Central and Western
Massachusetts. Through this inaugural grant program, Health New England
will award four $50,000 grants to community nonprofit organizations,
with an annual total of $200,000. The Where Health Matters grant program
targets four focus areas: chronic diseases, food and/or housing
insecurities, infant and maternal health, and mental health and/or
substance use disorder.

"Health New England acknowledges the importance of addressing not only
the health needs, but social and economic factors that influence the
health outcomes of our most vulnerable community members," said Jody
Gross, interim president and CEO of Health New England. "Our new Where
Health Matters grant program will empower local organizations to make
healthy changes in communities where our residents live and work."

The Where Health Matters grant program will award one-year grants to
eligible nonprofit organizations, with current IRS-designated 501(c)(3)
status, that manage innovative community-based programs benefiting
underserved residents of Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, or
Worchester counties, with a particular focus on Greater Springfield.

Health New England's Where Health Matters Grant application process
begins with a Letter of Intent. Organizations meeting the RFP criteria
are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent by August 20. Grant
applications are due by September 17. To read the full RFP and access
the online Letter of Intent form, please refer to our website at
healthnewengland.org/community/grantprogram.

Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, Health New England is a nonprofit
health plan serving members in Massachusetts and Connecticut. A
wholly-owned subsidiary of Baystate Health, Health New England offers a
range of health care plans in the commercial, Medicaid and Medicare
markets. Visit www.healthnewengland.org
for more information.

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