New Jersey Jewish News

Grants Awarded

New Jersey Jewish News — Thursday, December 19, 2013

by Robert Wiener
NJJN Staff Writer

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey has awarded grants totaling $430,385 to 15 agencies to support outreach, education, and enrollment activities under the Affordable Care Act.

"Our mission is to bring quality, affordable health care to the most vulnerable and underserved people in the greater Newark region," said foundation chair Beth Levithan. "Giving local agencies the tools they need to facilitate enrolling the uninsured and underinsured in health care and educating the public about opportunities under this law can only help achieve that broader goal."

Grantees include NJ Citizen Action Education Fund ($125,000), to hire two counselors to help individuals determine their eligibility and options for insurance and sign up for coverage; Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan NJ ($94,697), to conduct a campaign of outreach and assistance in its four Newark locations and provide assistance in enrolling clients in Medicaid or private insurance through the ACA marketplace; and 12 mini-grants of $10,000 or less to boost the capacity of Newark-area social service agencies and health care institutions or providers to conduct outreach and enrollment activities.

A grant of $92,220 was awarded to NY Public Radio for an in-depth NJ Public Radio reporting and community engagement project that will examine implementation of the ACA in Essex County.

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