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The Greenville Health Authority has announced 22 grants for its Healthy Greenville program this year, ranging from an overdose recovery program to health coverage for uninsured minority populations on the White Horse Road corridor.

With the added 22 grants this year, Healthy Greenville has awarded $19.4 million in grants since its start two years ago, and more than 80 percent of the grants target underserved populations, according to a statement from Prisma Health–Upstate.

“By working with our partners, we hope to move beyond a so-called Band-aid approach and remove the problem before the ‘injury’ ever occurs,” the Rev. Sean Dogan, chairman of the Greenville Health Authority board of trustees, said in the statement.

The program features microgrants of $5,000 as well as macrogrants of up to $500,000 for three years and is expected to invest $136 million into health programs by 2052.

These organizations received macrogrants this year:

  • FAVOR (Faces and Voices of Recovery) Greenville was awarded $335,000 over three years to expand the FAVOR Overdose Recovery Coaching Evaluation (FORCE) from Greenville Memorial’s emergency department to the emergency departments at Greer Memorial and Hillcrest hospitals.
  • Gateway House Inc. was awarded $500,000 over three years to complete construction of a new facility, doubling its capacity to provide rehabilitation opportunities to more than 450 adults recovering from the effects of serious and persistent mental illness.
  • Unity Health on Main was awarded $540,170 over three years to serve the uninsured and underserved Hispanic, African-American, and other minority populations in the White Horse Road corridor.
  • Taylors Free Medical Clinic was awarded $281,340 over three years to increase capacity.
  • Prisma Health-Upstate was awarded $100,000 to create a mobile mammography clinic focused on the development of medical resources that address barriers to care and assist with breast cancer prevention efforts.

Organizations that received microgrants are A Child’s Haven, Bob Jones University’s School of Health Professions, The Center for Educational Equity, Upstate Circle of Friends, International Ballet, Meals on Wheels Greenville, Surgeons for Sight, Sustaining Way, SWITCH, United Ministries, Urban League of the Upstate, YouthBASE, Safe Harbor Inc., Upstate Warrior Solution, Greenville Family Partnership (Just Say Something), Greenville Tech Foundation, and Greenville Technical Charter High School.

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