Kresge Foundation begins assessment of its Health Program’s facility-capital requests
A moratorium has been imposed until new guidelines are developed.
TROY, Mich. – The Kresge Foundation announced it is reviewing the way it supports facility-capital requests within its Health Program. Until further notice, a moratorium has been imposed on all current requests made through its Safety-net Facility Improvement Fund.
Kresge's decision to review its approach to funding the construction or renovation of community-based medical clinics and health facilities comes in the wake of passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the expansion of public programs and available resources for the primary-care system.
"We are reviewing our current strategy to determine how we can best respond at scale to finance facility improvements across the entire primary care safety-net system," says David D. Fukuzawa, Health Program director. "We hope to announce new program guidelines for capital requests on the Kresge Web site sometime later this year."
The Safety-net Facility Improvement Fund utilizes the foundation's traditional challenge grant approach in supporting clinic and hospital capital improvements designed to increase access to and enhance the quality of medical services for underserved populations.
For more information, please visit the Health Program section of the Kresge website.
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