Siemens Supports Community Health Centers
The Siemens Foundation will provide $500,000 to support the efforts of eight community health centers located throughout the United States. The funds are in addition to the $1.5 million of support the Foundation provided to twelve Community Health Centers in April. The support will help with their COVID-19 response, and efforts to impact racial disparities in healthcare.
Community Health Centers offer access, and affordable healthcare services to residents in the communities they serve. The funding will also assist these Centers recover from the impact of COVID-19, and assist employees wirh any training needs to combat the pandemic.
“Six months into the pandemic, COVID-19 continues to disportionately affect people of color, particularly Black people,” said David Etzwiller, CEO, Siemens Foundation. “Our commitment to eliminating health, education, and social justice disparities experienced by Black people is stronger than ever.”
The Health Centers were identified according to equity criteria developed by the Siemens Foundation in conjunction with guidence from the National Association of Community Health Centers, and the Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers.
Southside Medical Center – Atlanta
Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services – Cleveland
Memphis Health Center – Memphis
Bee Busy Wellness Center – Houston
Southside COmmunithy Health Services – Minneapolis
Axis Medical Center – Minneapolis
Northpoint Health & Wellness Center – Minneapolis
Minnesota Community Care – St. Paul
Additional information on this initiative is available on the Siemens Foundation website.