Community Coalition is one of 12 community-based organizations benefitting from Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan’s recent announcement of more than $1.1 million in support to improve access to quality care in Los Angeles County. The goal of the awards is to contribute and enhance the local nonprofit organizations’ ongoing work in transforming the health of underserved communities.

“We are proud of the impact these collaborations will have on boosting local care access and enhancing health outcomes across Southern California,” said Greg Buchert, president of Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan. “These organizations are already positively affecting many lives and we are looking forward to supporting their existing work to transform the health and wellness of local communities.”

The community organizations that are receiving the funds have programs that address a range of issues including health education, mental health awareness, trauma due to violence, and food insecurities. These nonprofit groups will continue to be a hub for education and proactively drive efforts in building healthy communities.

The award recipients include:

• California Community Foundation – Bold Vision 2028

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles

• Community Coalition

• LA Food Bank

• Stop the Violence Increase the Peace Foundation

• The Guidance Center

• Urban Peace Institute

• Southside Coalition

• Center for the Pacific Asian Family

• Success In Challenges, Inc.

• Special Needs Network Center

• Partners in Care Foundation

“The grant awarded by Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan will allow us to continue to empower young individuals to explore futures with endless possibilities,” said Calvin Lyons, president and chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles. “We are excited to work together to further amplify our dedication and commitment to our community.”

Blue Shield Promise recognizes the importance of working with community-based advocates to prevent diseases and make healthy living options accessible to underserved communities. Promoting healthy living can result in better health for more people as well as improving health outcomes, especially amongst the most vulnerable populations.