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$95 Million Fund Created To Ensure D.C. Residents Have Health Care

Updated: Nov 24, 2021

Source: thehilltoponline.com

Mayor Muriel Browser, CareFirst, a Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance company, and D.C. Appleseed, a nonprofit social service organization, joined in launching a $95 million Health Equity Fund to ensure all D.C. residents receive health care.


Mayor Muriel Browser, CareFirst, a Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance company, and D.C. Appleseed, a nonprofit social service organization, joined in launching a $95 million Health Equity Fund to ensure all D.C. residents receive health care.


Announced on Nov. 4, the fund will distribute grants to applicants who plan to use the money to reduce disparities in health in D.C. or to tackle social and environmental problems that harm D.C. residents’ health. The fund will be overseen by a seven-member committee appointed by Browser and CareFirst.


“As we continue to transform our health care system and attack disparities in health outcomes, the $95 million Health Equity Fund will allow us to implement strategies specific to the needs of our communities,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a statement.