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Annual Report 2019

The report highlights the work of nine grantees in four states. Older people are front and center in these stories The stories show the power of community engagement and the strength of inclusion.

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Bridging Generation Gaps

Isolation can take its toll on older people—even affecting our health. In Central Falls, R.I., an innovative intergenerational program works to change all that.

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Nonprofits Receive $900,000 in Funding from Tufts Health Plan Foundation to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

November 19, 2020

The Foundation today announced 64 community organizations will share $900,000 to help in on-going COVID-19 response efforts. The nonprofit organizations focus on urgent needs in communities, especially those disproportionately affected by the virus. The grants are in addition to the $1 million in COVID-19-related funding awarded earlier this year.

“Nonprofit organizations continue to face significant challenges as they respond to current needs, prepare for colder weather and address changing conditions,” said Tom Croswell, Tufts Health Plan president and CEO. “Our Foundation understands the vital role these organizations play in improving community health and remains committed to bolstering their capacity.”

The grants support organizations working to address basic needs like food access, housing assistance, and other fundamental supports to help people stay safe and healthy. The funding will go to organizations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

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Community Innovations During COVID-19 Response at Center of New Report

October 28, 2020

A new report offers insights from communities’ response during the coronavirus pandemic and demonstrates their nimbleness in creating more inclusive and equitable systems to support older people. How Innovative Community Responses to COVID-19 Support Healthy Aging is the result of a collaboration between the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative and Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

The research, conducted by FSG, highlights strategies employed by communities and offers recommendations for stronger results moving forward. The report was funded by Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

“This experience is a chance to learn and do things differently moving forward. It’s time to explicitly support efforts led by and for communities of color, to focus on structural gaps and advance equity and justice,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president for Corporate Citizenship at Tufts Health Plan.

The research focused on six communities particularly affected by the pandemic. Four cities—Brockton, Chelsea, Lawrence and Lynn—are diverse and experienced some of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in the state; and Cape Cod and the Hilltowns regions are rural and geographically isolated communities with significant older populations.

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Tufts Health Plan Foundation Pledges $1 Million to Support Racial and Social Justice: Funds Will Go to Efforts Addressing Inequities, Especially in Health

August 11, 2020

Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced it has committed $1 million to support investments on issues facing diverse communities. This new funding is in addition to the $5.5 million already allocated for community investments in 2020. The funds will go to the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund, the Latino Legacy Fund and the Asian Community Fund .

“A history of systemic barriers and widespread inequities has left many behind,” said Tom Croswell, president and CEO of Tufts Health Plan. “Our Foundation will continue to prioritize equity in all its work; we are making a long-term commitment to issues important to the community and to organizations led by those who represent communities of color.”

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Tufts Health Plan Foundation Board Approves Additional Funding for Organizations Responding to Coronavirus: $900,000 will Support Recovery and Rebuilding in Communities across the Region

June 29, 2020

Tufts Health Plan Foundation board approved an additional $900,000 to support recovery and rebuilding efforts addressing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut. The Foundation’s commitment to COVID-19 response now reaches nearly $2 million.

“Even as we grapple with the effects of the virus, we must consider future implications,” said Tom Croswell, president and CEO of Tufts Health Plan. “This crisis draws attention to deeply rooted systemic health disparities. This additional funding will support nonprofit organizations in their work to address the health and wellbeing of people in communities across the region.”

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Tufts Health Plan Foundation Board Awards 13 New Grants Totaling $1.7 Million

June 29, 2020

Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced 13 new grants, totaling $1.7 million for support of collaborative community efforts and systems change to advance healthy aging.

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