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Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation is proud to award $4.9 million in grants to 33 nonprofit organizations through funding that advances civic engagement and supports advocacy coalitions.
Funding this work is a core strategy in Health Forward’s Power purpose area because the healthiest communities tend to be those that are more civically engaged.
“Civic engagement is a key social factor that influences the health of people and communities,” said McClain Bryant Macklin, Health Forward Vice President of Policy and Impact. “Engaged communities are powerful communities and play an instrumental role in advocacy and better public policy. These organizations and coalitions are working to improve our democracy by focusing on the people and communities who have been excluded in the past.”
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