The Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced investments of more than $1.5 million to move communities toward achieving age-friendly policies and practices that are relevant, focus on the most vulnerable, and include older adults in the process. The investments represent collaborative work among more than 200 organizations.
“Advocating for public policy or systems change is critical to achieving social change at scale,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president, corporate citizenship for Tufts Health Plan. “We are investing in initiatives that promote coalitions and advance strategies that bring government, community organizations, and older adults together to create a vision for the future of their communities. And we are supporting the development of policy recommendations that will make communities more vibrant and livable for everyone.”
Fourteen organizations, including nine based in Boston, were funded this cycle. In total, the Foundation awarded $3.5 million in grants in 2015.