For Immediate Release
December 05, 2016
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Toni M. Thompson
(305) 805-1700

(BPRW) Florida Blue Foundation Awards $250,000 to Jessie Trice Community Health Center to Improve Consumer Health

Florida Blue Foundation Awarded $2.5 Million in Grants for Health Solutions to Aid Underserved Populations and Improve Consumer Health

(Black PR Wire) The mission of the Florida Blue Foundation is to help people and communities achieve better health.  The Foundation funds programs and initiatives that are closely aligned to it’s mission, investment strategies and four focus areas.  The announced grants are strategically allocated toward philanthropic, community-based solutions in two of the four focused areas, Advance Innovation and Promote Solutions in Health Care System as well as Improving Consumer Health. 

“We are delighted to be a recipient of a grant that will allow us to further serve our community.  We value organizations like the Florida Blue Foundation as they help to maintain healthy communities” says Annie R. Neasman, RN, MS, President & CEO of Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc.

About Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc (JTCHC)

The Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc. is a Florida 501(c)3, not-for-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center, which has been serving Miami-Dade County since 1967. A community mainstay, JTCHC owns and/or operates fifty-four (54) facilities, which includes twelve (12) Comprehensive Primary Care centers, including a women’s substance use residential program, forty (40) school-based locations and two (2) university centers. JTCHC’s multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary staff serves a diverse population of over 39,575 patients who make more than 126,000 visits annually. For more information on the Jessie Trice Community Health Center, visit

About Florida Blue Foundation

Florida Blue Foundation enables healthy communities by making grants, building coalitions andrewarding best practices. More than three million people in Florida have received direct health services as a result of grants made to nonprofit organizations since its founding in 2001.  Florida Blue Foundation is a trade name of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.  For more information about the Florida Blue Foundation, please visit Florida Blue and Florida Blue Foundation are on Facebook and Twitter.