GlaxoSmithKline Grants $360,000 to Nine Healthcare Nonprofits - Each to Receive $40,000

Greater Philadelphia Region Nonprofits Receive the GlaxoSmithKline 13th Annual IMPACT Awards

Jan 26, 2010, 16:11 ET from GlaxoSmithKline

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK), one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, has announced the recipients of its GlaxoSmithKline 13th  Annual IMPACT Awards. The Pennsylvania-based nonprofits will individually receive an award of $40,000. The nonprofit recipients were selected for having a significant impact on its area communities by providing access to proactive and effective healthcare services. A ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 25 at GlaxoSmithKline in Philadelphia where awards will go to:

Berks County

Bucks County

Chester County

Philadelphia

"With every interaction, these organizations provide both care and access to care for the underserved," said Mary Linda Andrews, GlaxoSmithKline Director, Community Partnerships. "The GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Award recipients are chosen for their work in our communities, for the compassion they display for others, and because they are concerned enough to act on that compassion."

About the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards: To qualify for a GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Award, applicants must provide access to community healthcare services (primary mission) in the Pennsylvania counties of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery or Philadelphia; have a total annual operating budget of less than $2.5 million; and have been in existence as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for at least five years. A panel of local and national healthcare delivery experts and GlaxoSmithKline representatives determined the winners based on a strong demonstration of ongoing success in providing access to healthcare; commitment to serving people in need; facilitation of healthcare delivery, education, creative partnerships and policy development; and a solid record of achievement, management and leadership. For more details on the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, visit www.gsk-us.com and click "Our work with communities," then click "Health programs," then click "Awards," then click "Philadelphia region," then click "2010 Winners," or call the GlaxoSmithKline Office of Community Partnerships at 215-751-5171.

About GlaxoSmithKline: GlaxoSmithKline: One of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, GlaxoSmithKline is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For company information, visit GlaxoSmithKline on the World Wide Web at www.gsk-us.com.

More about the GlaxoSmithKline 13th  Annual IMPACT Award Recipients

Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership, located in Langhorne, Pa., provides a collaborative approach that addresses gaps in health services and to improve the health status of the community in Bucks County.

Chester County Community Dental Center of Coatesville, Pa., works to reduce disparities in dental healthcare and to promote dental health education outreach programs in Chester County.

Community Volunteers in Medicine, located in West Chester, Pa., provides primary medical and dental care in Chester County to low income people without insurance.

Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc., of West Chester, Pa., supports and empowers victims of crime/violence and their families, to increase awareness of crime/violence- related issues, and to reduce risk of victimization.

FairView Counseling, Inc., located in Reading, Pa., works to foster health and welfare of children and their families through counseling and educational services.

La Comunidad Hispana, Inc., of Kennett Square, Pa., works to improve the life, health and well being of low income Latino and other underserved people through bilingual programs and advocacy in healthcare, social services and education.

Prevention Point Philadelphia prevents the spread of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and other blood- borne diseases among the most high-risk populations of Philadelphia.

Quest Therapeutic Services, Inc., located in West Chester, Pa., provides exceptional pediatric therapy services to enhance the lives of children with special needs in the Delaware Valley.

Urban Solutions of Philadelphia provide information, education, prevention and healthcare services to the economically, culturally and educationally disadvantaged.

SOURCE GlaxoSmithKline



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