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New Atrius Health Equity Foundation awards $1 million to local organizations

June 8, 2023

A recently created foundation has announced two large grants focused on closing health disparities in the state.

The $1 million in funding will go to the Health Equity Compact and the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund, two organizations led by industry leaders of color in Massachusetts that are working to address health and economic inequities caused by systemic racism.

Supporting these organizations is a part of the foundation’s larger goal of “closing the huge and unacceptable gaps in life expectancy across neighborhoods in Eastern Massachusetts,” said Dr. Ann Hwang, a primary care physician and the newly announced president of The Atrius Health Equity Foundation. “They have really raised the bar in the conversation about health equity in Massachusetts and strongly align with the foundation’s values.”

Read full story in The Boston Globe.