A Medical Device Daily Staff Report

The GE Foundation (Fairfield, Connecticut) – the philanthropic organization of GE – reported it gave out $500,000 in total to two Baltimore-based community health centers in an effort to help increase access to quality healthcare across the U.S. As part of the GE developing health program, these grants will support Chase Brexton Health Services and People's Community Health Centers (both Baltimore) in providing increased access to healthcare in their respective communities.

Developing Health is a three-year, $25 million GE program that aims to improve access to primary care in targeted under served communities across the U.S. The program aligns with GE's healthymagination initiative, a commitment to reduce costs, improve quality and increase access in healthcare.

The grants will expand access to primary care for residents in the Baltimore area.

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.

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