Alliance for Children Receives Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Grant From Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
By Office of Communication
Posted on January 19, 2022, January 19, 2022

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Alliance For Children announced today it was awarded a Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® (HKHF) grant by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). The HKHF funding will support BCBSTX’s commitment to community-based organizations supporting children and families who have been impacted by the health, economic, and social implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The HKHF grant will support Alliance For Children’s mission to protect Tarrant County children from child abuse through teamed investigations, healing services, and community education. Specific funding needs may include special client-facing projects such as Makeover Project, Camp B.L.U.E., Christmas Connection, community child abuse prevention education classes, Family Advocate needs, including emergency supplies for clients, and other operating expenses that benefit the child abuse victims Alliance For Children serves.

“As we continue to navigate the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, a child’s health is priority, and a key element in their health is a childhood free from violence.  We are grateful to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas for their support in our work to meet that charge.”  – Julie Evans, Alliance For Children Chief Executive Officer

Launched in 2011, HKHF started as a three-year project designed to improve the health and wellness of at least one million children through community investments. The program was extended as BCBSTX’s ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of the children and families across Texas.

“This year’s grant process was especially important given the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sheena Payne, BCBSTX’s Director of Community Investments. “So, we are happy to award these grants that will support and nurture meaningful and transformational projects across Texas. Strategically, it is also important that we continue to aid community-based organizations that are directly supporting children and families who have been impacted by the health, economic, and social implications of this pandemic.”

The HKHF program – which centers on nutrition, physical activity, disease prevention and management, and supporting safe environments – has awarded $14 million in funding and impacted the lives of close to three-million children and their families in Texas.

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