Healthy Connections, Inc. has been awarded a grant for 2016 in the amount of $144,052.00 to offer dental care for up to 200 patients without dental insurance. Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield established the Blue & You Foundation in 2001 as a charitable foundation to promote better health in Arkansas. The Blue & You Foundation awards grants annually to non-profit or governmental organizations and programs that positively affect the health of Arkansans. In its 14 years of operation, the Blue & You Foundation has awarded $24 million
to 766 health improvement programs in Arkansas.
“Our grant this year went to programs across the state that address such issues as nutrition and exercise, dental health, and medical professional education,” said Patrick O’Sullivan, Executive Director of Blue & You Foundation.
The Foundation recently awarded a total of $2,942,858 in grants to 40 health improvement programs in Arkansas. From walking trails, to food pantries, to training first responders, the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas touches the lives of many Arkansans.