Sunshine Health provides grants to nonprofit organizations to improve community health throughout Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida., March 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sunshine Health is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations that help Floridians by addressing housing, homelessness services, mental health, short-term financial need and food insecurity. . Grants will be awarded for amounts up to $2,000 each.

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“Community organizations across Florida work every day to strengthen the social safety net,” said Nathan Landsbaum, President and CEO of Sunshine Health Plan. “These grants allow local partners to serve even more people and make their communities stronger and healthier.”

Sunshine Health’s Community Connections Resource Grants are designed to improve the social determinants of health for Floridians. Health care experts agree that people who are hungry or worried about where they will live are less likely to take care of their health.

Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status are encouraged to apply to support their programs dealing with food, financial assistance, housing or homeless services, or health services behavioral or mental. Find the form and the FAQ on this link and send it to SM_FL_CommunityConnections@SunshineHealth.com. The application deadline is March 15, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET.

Sunshine Health offers many programs and benefits to improve the social determinants of health for its members, including expanded use of telehealth, a monthly stipend for over-the-counter wellness items, and partnerships with more than 500 community groups.

In 2021, Sunshine Health rewarded $200,000 in various grants to 54 Florida nonprofit organizations working to improve the social determinants of health. Additionally, the Sunshine Health Community Resources Database connects members and caregivers to local programs and supports. Floridians can also call the Community Connections helpline at 1-866-775-2192 for assistance.

About Sunshine Health
Based at Broward County and with offices across the state, Sunshine Health is one of the largest healthcare plans in Florida. Providing coordinated care and a support network to our members, Sunshine Health is transforming community health, one person at a time. Sunshine Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a diversified multinational healthcare company. We offer government-sponsored managed care through Medicaid, Long Term Care, Marketplace Health Insurance (Ambetter), and Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans (Wellcare). Our specialty plans include the Child Protection Specialty Plan serving children in or adopted by the state child protection system; the serious mental illness specialty plan for people living with a serious mental illness; and the Children’s Medical Services Health Plan, operated by Sunshine Health on behalf of the Florida Department of Health for children and adolescents with special health needs.

For more information, visit SunshineHealth.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SunHealthFL.

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