UCare announced that its UCare Foundation has distributed 27 community grants totaling $1,013,100 and three research grants totaling $200,619 to Minnesota organizations working to improve the health of people of all ages, cultures and abilities in 2014. The grants were awarded to organizations meeting four health improvement-related grant criteria: preventive health care, chronic disease management, promoting healthy lifestyles and programs for people with disabilities. Community grant recipients include Dakota County Public Health Department, helping low-income families with asthma risk factors and Highland Friendship Club, which offer health, fitness, social and recreational opportunities to adults with disabilities. The research grants went to Center for Victims of Torture, University of Minnesota Prevention Research Center and University of Minnesota/Smiley’s Family Medicine Practice.
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