American Heart Association, Blue Cross NC award grants to support health equity

  • Date: 01/06/2022

Across North Carolina, a total of 17 community health mini-grants were awarded, totaling nearly $100,000. These community organizations and companies will be working to improve heart health among North Carolinians who are most at risk for cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Community health mini-grant Charlotte awardees include:

• The Heights Community Development Center: Generational health in the community, food security and hypertension management

• Care Ring: Heart Health Initiative, hypertension management

• Wingate University: Promoting heart health and addressing food insecurity in rural eastern Union County, additional farmers market

• Grier Heights Presbyterian Church: Grier Heights Fresh Food Express, food security

• Uptown Farmers Market: Shuttle Service for older adults from affordable housing communities, transportation and food security

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