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Urban Health Plan Gets a Boost from GE Foundation

By Amy Simmons

Urban Health Plan in New York City
Urban Health Plan in New York City

Urban Health Plan (UHP), a  Community Health Center in the heart of New York,  is getting the attention it deserves for its success in keep the underserved healthy and out of the hospital.  Now, thanks to a new “Developing Health” initiative from the GE foundation,  UHP will receive a grant aimed at increasing access to primary care as one of four health clinics to receive the grants totaling one million dollars.

“We’re thrilled to participate in the “Developing Health” initiative with GE, which will help us increase access to primary health care in the communities we serve in the Bronx and Queens,” said Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez, president and chief executive officer, UHP.  “The support of the GE employees is an additional resource that will benefit our center and our patients,” says Hernandez. 

 “At a time when the topic of healthcare is such a priority for all Americans, the GE Foundation continues to improve the lives of others through their generosity,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “They have been a solid partner in efforts to enhance the lives of countless New Yorkers. We are grateful for their recognition and generosity in supporting the hard work of New York City`s public health clinics, and for their commitment to helping our City`s residents in underserved communities get greater access to primary health care providers.”

3 Comments on “Urban Health Plan Gets a Boost from GE Foundation

  1. Can you please provide me with more info, as well as a contact person at the G.E. Foundation ? We have been trying unsuccessfully to interest one or more of the local CA. foundations on funding exactly what this project describes.
    Our community clinic has preliminary data which identifies significantly reduced rates of emergency room use and hospitalzations originating from our own clinic patient population. We CANNOT get anyone’s attention on the health care resource savings attributed to our serving as a “medical home” for low income, uninsured urban Native Americans.
    Please help !!

    Sincerely,

    John S. Andrews, MPH
    Executive Director
    American Indian Healing Center
    12456 E. Washington Blvd.
    Whittier, CA. 90602
    562 – 693 – 4325

  2. Can you please provide me with more info, as well as a contact person at the G.E. Foundation ? We have been trying unsuccessfully to interest one or more of the local CA. foundations on funding exactly what this project describes.
    Our community clinic has preliminary data which identifies significantly reduced rates of emergency room use and hospitalzations originating from our own clinic patient population. We CANNOT get anyone’s attention on the health care resource savings attributed to our serving as a “medical home” for low income, uninsured urban Native Americans.
    Please help !!

    Sincerely,

    John S. Andrews, MPH
    Executive Director
    American Indian Healing Center
    12456 E. Washington Blvd.
    Whittier, CA. 90602
    562 – 693 – 4325

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