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Passport Health Plan, which lost Medicaid contract, selling key assets to new manager Molina Health

By Lisa Gillespie Kentucky Health News Molina Health, in line to be one of Kentucky’s newest Medicaid managers, will be the successor to Kentucky’s oldest one, Passport Health Plan. Louisville-based Passport recently lost out on bidding to stay in the state’s Medicaid business, but its name, brand and networks of doctors won’t disappear after all. Last year Passport lost out in Medicaid contract...

Louisville Health Equity Fund announces $80,000 in grants to local minority-led nonprofit organizations

In an effort to address disparities in our community’s health across racial and socioeconomic lines, the Louisville Health Equity Fund has announced the recipients of its 2019 grant awards. The fund’s four grant recipients are local nonprofits who are working to build a racially equitable Louisville Metro. Each recipient will receive $20,000 this year and have the opportunity to receive a second...

Applications being accepted for first Health Equity Fund Grants; two $20,000 awards available in 2018

The Community Foundation of Louisville, in partnership with the Center for Health Equity, Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, the Humana Foundation, and Metro United Way are pleased to announce the establishment of the Health Equity Fund to support local nonprofits working towards improving root causes of health. The $150,000 Fund will award a minimum of $40,000 each year for the next three years...

Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence gives $2 million to stem cell treatment of heart attacks

The University of Louisville announced that the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence is providing just over $2 million to help cardiology research Dr. Roberto Bolli move his research another step closer to being able to help potentially millions of people throughout the world.   The university also announced it was providing nearly $1 million from proceeds from a previous gift from former UofL...