Two community health centers receive GE grant to provide increased access to healthcare in the US

February 29, 2016

"Today, access to quality healthcare is one of the biggest challenges facing communities across the U.S.," said Mike Barber, Vice President of GE healthymagination. "The city of Erie fares worse than the rest of the state of Pennsylvania on almost every major health indicator, including heart disease, infant mortality and asthma. The Daniel S. Snow, MD Health Center and Harborcreek Health Services exemplify the type of community centers who strive to help those in need of health care services, and we want to support those committed to delivering quality care through the Developing Health program. At GE, we aim to change the approach to healthcare by improving the quality, reduce the cost and increase access to care."

Developing Health is a partnership between GE Corporate Citizenship and the GE Corporate Diversity Council. Modeled after GE's successful philanthropic program Developing Health Globally??, the program was launched in New York City in October 2009, and has since expanded to Atlanta, Milwaukee, Houston, Cincinnati, Louisville, New Orleans, Baltimore, Fairfield County, Schenectady, and now Erie.

The Developing Health program builds on the success of GE's existing Developing Health Globally (DHG) program. Launched in Africa in 2004, this philanthropic program now extends to 14 countries across Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. DHG aims to improve healthcare for some of the world's most vulnerable populations. DHG uses GE core competencies including technology, expertise and employee engagement to provide sustainable "enterprise solutions" that address some of the critical gaps that exist in developing-world healthcare facilities.

Source: GE Foundation