QueensCare Health Centers Receives $15,000 to Advance Community Care

Foundation recognizes health center as vital member of California’s safety net

San Francisco, CA (July 17, 2014) – Blue Shield of California Foundation announced today that it is awarding $15,000 in unrestricted funds to Queenscare Health Centers. As a longstanding ally to safety net providers across the state, the Foundation trusts that Queenscare Health Centers will put these flexible funds to their highest and best use in the service of California’s most vulnerable populations.

“Over the past eleven years, the Foundation has provided more than $60 million in core support grants to the community health centers working on the frontlines of California’s of vibrant healthcare safety net,” said Peter Long, PhD, president and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation. “Our continued investment in Queenscare Health Centers reinforces our confidence in their ability to respond to new challenges while continuing to provide high-quality care to low-income residents in Los Angeles County.”

The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has created seismic shifts for the safety net and the healthcare landscape as a whole. Core operating support is vital for ensuring that organizations like Queenscare Health Centers are able to provide essential services to more than 3 million low-income patients, many of whom remain uninsured even after reform. The Foundation is proud to be a partner to California’s safety net providers through this grant, and through its other philanthropic investments in community health centers across the state.

About Blue Shield of California Foundation
Blue Shield of California Foundation is one of the state’s largest and most trusted grantmaking organizations. Our mission is to improve the lives of all Californians, particularly the underserved, by making health care accessible, effective, and affordable, and by ending domestic violence. To learn more, visit www.bluesheildcafoundation.org.

About QueensCare Health Centers
QueensCare Health Centers (QHC) currently operates a six-site network of community health centers, providing primary health and preventive services to a growing number of the medically underserved in Los Angeles County. A non-profit organization, it was founded in 1925 to care for abandoned and neglected children. Since then, QHC has grown into one of the largest, most progressive Federally Qualified Health Centers in the nation, treating all patients regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or income. For more information about QueensCare Health Centers, please visit www.QueensCareHealthCenters.org.

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