The Pace Center for Girls Palm Beach received a boost in its effort to support local girls and women in need in the form of a $75,000 Empowering Health Grant from UnitedHealthcare. Pace Palm Beach is one of five community-based organizations in Florida that received an Empowering Health Grant.
The grant is earmarked to support behavioral health programming for girls and their families in Palm Beach County. Pace provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training, and advocacy.
In Florida, UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group company, awarded $500,000 in Empowering Health Grants to expand access to care and address the social determinants of health for uninsured individuals and underserved communities.
Grant recipients in Florida include:
- Meals on Wheels of Tampa received $260,000 to expand menus and supplemental meal offerings to meet the diverse needs of the Tampa community.
- Feeding South Florida received $100,000 to deliver medically tailored meals targeting high-need areas and homebound individuals.
- Pace Center for Girls received $75,000 to support behavioral health programming for girls and their families in Palm Beach County.
- NAMI Florida received $35,000 to expand mental health programming, including family support groups, family-to-family and peer-to-peer classes, into northwest and northeast Florida.
- Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay received $30,000 to expand programming in five high-need areas and recruit coaches from diverse backgrounds.
“Social and economic factors have a profound impact on achieving and maintaining good health,” said Michael Lawton, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Florida. “Through Empowering Health grants, we’re working with local organizations to provide Floridians with greater access to essential resources in high-risk and high-need communities so they can live healthier lives.”
Since launching its Empowering Health commitment in 2018, UnitedHealthcare has invested more than $40 million in Empowering Health Grants reaching, more than 6 million people through partnerships with community-based organizations in 29 states.