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The Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation has announced that it will be awarding $1.8 million in grants to nursing schools and local organizations to help combat the opioid epidemic, support nurses, and benefit community health and wellness efforts.

The grant will be awarded through three foundation programs:

  • The Nurses for Tomorrow program will distribute $1.1 million in scholarship funding to the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs at 22 local nursing schools
  • The Supporting Treatment and Overdose Prevention (STOP) program will distribute $440,000 to seven organizations working to fight the opioid epidemic, helping to increase access to evidence-based opioid use disorder prevention and treatment
  • The Building Healthier Communities program will distribute $125,000 to 10 community-based nonprofits to address health and wellness needs

The IBC Foundation is a private foundation with a mission to lead solutions for a healthier community. The foundation works to improve access to quality and affordable healthcare in underserved areas; advance the nursing workforce through education and professional development; and address diverse community health and wellness needs.

To learn more about the Independence Blue Cross Foundation’s $1.8 million donation to local nursing schools and organizations, visit here.

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