Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Offers Support For Community and Academic Partnerships to Improve Community Health

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

    DETROIT, April 25 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The Blue Cross
 Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, the philanthropic affiliate of Blue Cross
 Blue Shield of Michigan, invites joint proposals from Michigan non-profit
 community organizations and academic research institutions.  Together, these
 partners would design, implement and evaluate an intervention to eliminate or
 improve a community health problem.
     "Local community groups may be in the best position to address issues of
 prevention, treatment and access to care," said Ira Strumwasser, the BCBSM
 Foundation's executive director.  "However, academic researchers can
 strengthen community action by providing the conceptual framework and
 evaluation skills necessary to support successful community health
 interventions."
     Both partners must be Michigan-based, and the community group must be a
 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.  The partnership may apply for up to
 $150,000 to be shared between the partners.  The BCBSM Foundation encourages
 partners to include the concerns and opinions of consumers in all aspects of
 the project.
     Applications are due September 1, 2001.  For details about the application
 process or more information about the foundation, please visit the
 foundation's Web site at www.bcbsm.com/foundation.shtml .
 
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SOURCE Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
    DETROIT, April 25 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The Blue Cross
 Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, the philanthropic affiliate of Blue Cross
 Blue Shield of Michigan, invites joint proposals from Michigan non-profit
 community organizations and academic research institutions.  Together, these
 partners would design, implement and evaluate an intervention to eliminate or
 improve a community health problem.
     "Local community groups may be in the best position to address issues of
 prevention, treatment and access to care," said Ira Strumwasser, the BCBSM
 Foundation's executive director.  "However, academic researchers can
 strengthen community action by providing the conceptual framework and
 evaluation skills necessary to support successful community health
 interventions."
     Both partners must be Michigan-based, and the community group must be a
 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.  The partnership may apply for up to
 $150,000 to be shared between the partners.  The BCBSM Foundation encourages
 partners to include the concerns and opinions of consumers in all aspects of
 the project.
     Applications are due September 1, 2001.  For details about the application
 process or more information about the foundation, please visit the
 foundation's Web site at www.bcbsm.com/foundation.shtml .
 
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