Fallon Health now accepting applications for community grant program

Worcester, Mass., May 22, 2014 - Fallon Health, a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care services organization, today announced that it will award more than $100,000 in grants to support innovative, community-based programs aimed at one or more of the following priorities:

  • Promoting opportunities for at-risk/proven risk youth and young adults between the ages of 12 to 21 with a specific emphasis on youth preparing to age-out of the system and lose services
  • Providing health and social services for seniors
  • Improving access to good nutrition and promoting physical activity
  • Providing services to support individuals with behavioral and/or mental health issues with a specific emphasis on addressing the needs of the most vulnerable groups by their ethnicity, age, demographics and risk-factors.

Organizations meeting the criteria are encouraged to apply for the grants.

“Fallon continues to evaluate the needs of the communities we serve so that we can invest in ways that have a meaningful impact on their health and well-being,” said Kimberly Salmon, Director of Community Relations at Fallon Health, “Fallon’s giving touches the lives of children through seniors and reaches across the entire Commonwealth. From grants to hunger relief to volunteering—it’s all part of our mission of making communities healthy.”

Grants will be awarded to new programs or the expansion of existing programs that serve the targeted populations across our entire service area throughout Massachusetts with a particular focus on the following counties: Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Essex, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth and Worcester.

For more information, or to access the 2014 RFP application, visit our website at fallonhealth.org/giving.

Carrie Wattu

About Fallon Health
Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is the only health plan in Massachusetts to have been awarded “Excellent” Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products.