April 2, 2020
EPILEPSY FLORIDA NAMED RECIPIENT OF $300,000 GRANT FROM FLORIDA BLUE FOUNDATION TO AID HEALTH LITERACY
Article originally featured on South Florida Hospital News Post.
Epilepsy Florida announced today that it has been named the recipient of a four-year grant totaling $300,000 from Florida Blue Foundation to implement its Health Literacy Matters program.
The organization will use the funds to conduct multilingual health literacy workshops and distribute Coverage to Care manuals throughout Florida. These efforts are designed to increase individuals’ capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information services, enabling them to make appropriate health decisions. The medical community will also be provided approaches to enhance understanding among patients with low health literacy.
“We are beyond grateful to be a recipient of this grant,” said Karen Basha Egozi, president and CEO of Epilepsy Florida. “Consumers who are better informed about their coverage will be more likely to utilize it, and consumers who use their coverage and access to care will address healthcare issues and improve their overall health and wellness. Thank you to the Florida Blue Foundation for recognizing the significance of this program, especially for those living with epilepsy in our Florida communities.”
To learn more about Epilepsy Florida and its services, visit www.epilepsyfl.com.
About Epilepsy Florida
Epilepsy Florida, established in 1971 as a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3), is dedicated to supporting those impacted by epilepsy by confronting the spectrum of challenges created by seizures. It is a partner of the Epilepsy Alliance America. Epilepsy Florida provides numerous services to individuals and families, including advocacy and counseling, education and prevention, direct medical and neuropsychological services, as well as other programs regardless of financial situation or socioeconomic status. For more information, visit www.epilepsyfl.com.
About Florida Blue Foundation
Florida Blue Foundation enables healthy communities by making grants, building coalitions and rewarding best practices. More than three million people in Florida have received direct health services as a result of grants made to nonprofit organizations since its founding in 2001. Florida Blue Foundation is a trade name of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation, Inc., an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.floridabluefoundation.com