Healthcare Grant Offered to Greater New Orleans Area

New Orleans, Louisiana, was one of three cities to receive an invitation to apply for up to $350,000 in grants from Humana. However, in addition to the city of New Orleans, non-profit businesses in the entire Greater New Orleans area including Orleans, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, St. James, Plaquemines, Washington, and Tangipahoa Parishes are eligible to apply. The grants are being offered to non-profit businesses and organizations in order to assist them in lowering the physical and financial hurdles for people trying to obtain care for diabetes and congestive heart failure. The program called the Humana Communities Benefit is being solicited by the Humana Foundation, a division of Humana, Inc. The two other cities selected were Ft. Lauderdale and Knoxville, TN.

In order for non-profit organizations to be successful during the application process, the Humana Foundation is offering services to applicants such as education seminars, a newsletter which covers standards and Frequently Asked Questions, an “e-mail hotline” which will handle all e-mail inquiries, and mentorship from former grant winners who will be able to give advice and guidance and answer questions that may not be covered in the application materials.

This healthcare grant is unique in that is specific to certain areas of the country each year, and it specifically coversNew Orleans University Medical Center two types of healthcare issues – diabetes and congestive heart conditions. New Orleans, Louisiana, will soon benefit from the much anticipated opening of the University Medical Center which was developed and built on a footprint in downtown New Orleans which actually overtook entire neighborhoods and decades-old housing units and homes. With the addition of the opportunity to receive funding from a $350,000 grant, a non-profit medical company in New Orleans could soon be able to offer even more convenience and affordability to patients needing care for these particular diseases.

Businesses interested in applying for the grant must submit a letter of intent stating the following: how the money would be used and how their planned program would align with the goals of Humana Communities Benefit to increase accessibility of patients to care for diabetes and congestive heart failure. Letters of Intent will be accepted by Humana from May 2 – May 29, 2015 and applications are due by June 30th.



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