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Calling All Healthcare Nonprofits!

by Jamie Mercurio, Senior Manager, athenaGives

The athenaGives program is proud to announce its annual grants cycle is now open and receiving applications until July 1st. Now in its sixth year, athenahealth’s corporate citizenship program continues to aid innovative nonprofits--both local to our offices and across our nationwide network--exhibiting athenahealth’s mission to “unbreak healthcare.” Aid is available in the form of cash grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.

athenaGives Local Grants

One of last year’s athenaGives local beneficiaries was the Family Van, a mobile clinic providing wellness and prevention services to high-risk Boston communities. "athenahealth and The Family Van share a vision for removing barriers to accessible, connected care," said Jennifer Bennet, Executive Director of The Family Van. "Support from athenahealth allows us to be a vital linkage to clinical settings, ensuring that our clients in high risk neighborhoods will live healthier lives by preventing and managing chronic disease." In addition to the grant, athenahealth employees provided volunteer technical support in the form of usability testing.

New category available- athenaGives/MDP Innovation Grants!

Another grant recipient, The MAVEN Project, which matches volunteer expert physicians with safety net clinics’ needs via HIPAA-compliant, web-based technology, inspired a new grant category for 2016. This year, in conjunction with the More Disruption Please program, there are (3) $20,000 grants available to non-profits with innovative solutions developed to disrupt health care. If your startup is a nonprofit and has been through an accelerator or a pilot phase, this opportunity is for you! These grants are not geographically restricted. The athenaGives grant has enabled us to conduct a number of capacity building, mentoring, and education sessions and has contributed to our successful deployment of 3 pilots in California and Massachusetts, with volunteer physicians conducting over 175 patient telehealth consults to date,” shared Lisa Shmerling, Executive Director of The MAVEN Project. “There is a natural synergy between MAVEN and athenahealth, as we both share a passion for supporting community clinics that focus on vulnerable populations, often in remote or rural areas.” In addition to being a grant winner, the Boston-based part of the Maven team also calls athenahealth’s Watertown co-working space home.

If you are a startup health care IT nonprofit, or a non-profit organization providing quality health care in the metro Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Austin, Princeton, Chennai (India), and coastal Maine areas, athenaGives invites you to apply at the link below. Winners will be announced on or around September 1st, 2016.

To apply for a grant, please visit:

http://www.athenahealth.com/about/athenagives.

For questions, please contact the athenaGives team

Manager of the athenaGives program.

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