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21 Health Clinics to Share $2.4-Million Blue Cross Grant

Twenty-one community clinics in Los Angeles County will share a $2.4-million grant from Blue Cross to boost the county’s ailing public health system, it was announced Tuesday.

The California Community Foundation is distributing $3 million to community clinics in Los Angeles, Kern and San Bernardino counties over the next three years as part of a statewide partnership between various community foundations and Blue Cross, said spokeswoman Judy Spiegel.

The grant money will pay for immunizations for at least 22,600 Los Angeles children this year and patient care for about 50,000 low-income residents.

The Community Health Foundation of East Los Angeles, Northeast Valley Health Corp. and Venice Family Clinic will use the money to take over the operation of six clinics formerly operated by the county, she said.

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Grants also went to organizations in the Santa Clarita, San Gabriel, Pomona and San Fernando valleys, Long Beach, the Westside, East Los Angeles, Pico-Union, Chinatown, West Hollywood, Bell, South Gate, South Los Angeles and the Wilmington/Harbor area.


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