Jackson Community Foundation Awards Allegiance Community Needs Grant
Dec. 14, 2011
Jackson, Mich. — Allegiance Health Foundation is pleased to have been awarded a grant of $4,950 by the Jackson County Community Foundation’s Community Needs Fund. The grant will be used by Allegiance Health to further its collaboration with the Jackson County Task Force in support of House-to- House, a community education program sponsored by the Jackson County Prenatal Task Force that connects low-income families and raises awareness of women’s health issues before, during and after pregnancy. Prenatal care and teen motherhood are also addressed. Since the House-to-House program began in 2003, it has served more than 900 women.
Amy Schultz, MD, director of Allegiance Health’s Prevention and Community Health department said the House-to-House program is an effective way of raising awareness about avoiding preterm labor and infant mortality.