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June 10, 2024

AZ Blue Foundation Awards $1M to Organizations Addressing Arizona’s Most Critical Health Challenges

PHOENIX - The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement has awarded more than $1 million to 28 organizations addressing Arizona’s most pressing health challenges.    F unding will help organizations focus on four key areas : mental health, substance use disorder , chronic health conditions, and health equity.  Recipients of the Foundation’s latest Impact Grant Cycle include: Arizona Food Bank Network Be A Leader Foundation Chiricahua Community Health Centers Creek Valley Health Clinic Creighton University Education Forward Arizona Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona GiGi’s Playhouse Helping Hands for Single Moms Homeless Youth Connection Hope Community Services Hushabye Nursery Kyah Rayne Foundation Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona Mission of Mercy National Multiple Sclerosis Society New Pathways for Youth Oakwood Creative Care Peer Solutions Phoenix Public Library Foundation Power Paws Assistance Dogs Ryan House The Arizona Pet Project The Foster Alliance The Joy Bus UMOM New Day Centers Yuma County Education Service Agency Yuma Regional Medical Center   To learn more about these grantees and funded projects , visit:   ABOUT THE BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ARIZONA FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY & HEALTH ADVANCEMENT    The Blue Cross®Blue Shield®of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement invests in the health of Arizona by tackling mental health, substance use disorder, chronic health conditions, and health equity. A 501(c)(3) private, non-operating foundation, the Foundation works in service of the public good through grant funding for programs and applied research that align with its focus areas. The Foundation is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.  For more information,