Health in the Community, Reliant Medical Group Foundation, Worcester, MAWorcester, Mass., March 2, 2011 – Fallon Clinic Foundation has awarded a total of $45,500 to eight non-profit institutions as part of its mission to promote health in Central Massachusetts through education, innovation, support of quality improvement, and access to services. The grants, which are offered twice a year, were awarded to organizations that are focusing efforts on improving health within Fallon Clinic’s Central MA service area.

Grants awarded on March 2, 2011 include:

  • $7,500 to continue A Little Easier Recovery’s “Jackie Program” at Fallon Clinic. This charity’s mission is to make it “A Little Easier” for the next person that must endure cancer treatment and recovery
  • $4,000 to Boys and Girls Club of Webster-Dudley, for their Choices Program, a mental health model that employs a unique approach to adolescent mental health
  • $2,500 to Cleghorn Neighborhood Center in Fitchburg, MA, for their Youth Wellness Initiative; bringing healthy living education to their after-school program
  • $4,000 to the Latino Education Institute at Worcester State University, to pilot new health and nutrition activities at Club Educacion
  • $5,000 to Montachusett Regional YMCA for their new Obesity Prevention for Preschoolers Program.
  • $7,500 to VNA Care Network & Hospice, to continue support for their Worcester elder wellness clinics
  • $7,500 to YMCA of Central Massachusetts, in support of the Y-Fit program for teens at the Central Community Branch
  • $7,500 to YouthNet, a collaboration of eight non profit agencies in Worcester that provides a summer of recreational, educational, and cultural programs for middle school aged students