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12 Grants Awarded in the Fall of 2023

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The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation awarded 12 grants in the Fall of 2023 to organizations working to promote improved health, particularly the economically vulnerable. The newly awarded projects primarily focus on supporting community partners across South Carolina by connecting learning to action and use of data for continued improvement.

American Cancer Society
This grant will launch a 12-month learning collaborative for safety net clinics focused on promotion and delivery of cancer screenings or vaccination. The collaborative is designed to increase screening and cancer prevention efforts, close gaps in care, and create a structure from which organizations can learn from one another. (1 year)

Florence Darlington Technical College Educational Foundation
Darlington, Dillon, Florence and Marion counties
This grant will allow the college to update equipment in its dental clinic to expand and allow the dental hygiene community clinic to see more individuals with severe needs that otherwise would not have had access. (1 year)

Greenville Technical Foundation
Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Pickens and Spartanburg counties
This grant will enhance the student’s direct experience and training to provide preventive and treatment services to community dental clinic patients by using updated equipment. (1 year)

Horry-Georgetown Technical College Foundation
Horry and Georgetown counties
This grant will improve lab enhancements by purchasing equipment to prepare students for the progression of working in a clinical setting. (1 year)

Institute for Child Success
This grant will gather insight to the factors influencing the utilization of available food support programs and develop regional maps on availability and gaps, focused on families with children 0 – 8 years of age. (2 years)

Mental Illness Recovery Center
Lexington and Richland counties
This grant will expand the work of the organization by providing a new resource for stable and supportive housing for females ages 17 – 22 that are at risk of or experiencing homelessness. (3 years)

Midlands Technical College Foundation
Fairfield, Lexington and Richland counties
This grant will purchase updated equipment, which will allow better detection of periodontal disease and dental caries and create a space for students to learn with the newest technology. (1 year)

Reach out and Read
This grant will increase the number of pediatric clinics in South Carolina using the expanded Reach out and Read oral health model. This model seeks to increase fluoride varnishes applied in pediatric primary care practices and a connection to a dental home for children. (3 years)

South Carolina Free Clinic Association
This grant will support the clinics and provide care for the individuals who are uninsured while advancing efforts to document and use a quality improvement data approach.  This method will work to drive change, advance services available and demonstrate the impact free clinics in South Carolina that are providing for patients and their health outcomes. (2 years)

Spartanburg Community College Foundation
Spartanburg County
This grant will provide students with training and experience using updated digital dental equipment to improve overall health for residents and create space for students to gain more practice and experience before entering the workforce. (1 year)

South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
MUSC, Statewide
This project will conduct a feasibility assessment for a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner fellowship. (1 year)

Trident Technical College Foundation
Berkely, Charleston and Dorchester counties 
This grant will allow the college to replace outdated dental hygiene clinic’s dental equipment for enhanced student training and experience. (1 year)