January 13, 2011

Partners HealthCare Receives $20 Million Gift

Posted in Philanthropy at 8:24 pm by philanthropynews

Partners HealthCare has announced a $20 million gift from Robert and Myra Kraft to create a center for community health and support community cancer programs at the Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The Kraft Family National Center for Leadership and Training in Community Health will work to improve access and quality of health care for the neediest people in Massachusetts and across the nation. Despite Massachusetts’ success in providing healthcare coverage, 15 percent of the state’s residents report difficulty in finding a healthcare provider, especially in the areas of family medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry. The center aims to address these shortages and eliminate barriers to care, especially for those living in poverty.

(Read more via Philanthropy News Digest.)