AGP Foundation Grant to Children's Alliance

Amerigroup Foundation Aims to Improve Children’s Health in Washington

Foundation Gives Grant to Children’s Alliance

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Wednesday, January 16, 2013) – The Amerigroup Foundation has contributed $10,000 to the Children’s Alliance in Seattle to help improve the health status for children in the state.

The grant will help support administrative and legislative advocacy with state agencies and policymakers to advance policies such as Apple Health for Kids and new opportunities presented through implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

“We’re proud to support an organization that is consistent with our Foundation’s goals of promoting community improvement, as well as encouraging safe and healthy children and families,” said Daryl Edmonds, Amerigroup Washington chief executive officer. “We look forward to the advocacy efforts of the Children’s Alliance in 2013, as the organization continues to improve children’s health care in the state of Washington.”

The Children’s Alliance is currently working on four campaigns:

    “We appreciate the Foundation’s support of our public policy work aimed to strengthen the families of Washington,” said Jon Gould, Children’s Alliance deputy director. “By advocating for the needs of children and families, we can help to improve children’s access to healthcare, increasing the likelihood of their success in life.”

    The Foundation has contributed $25,000 to the Children’s Alliance in the past two years.

    About the Amerigroup Foundation

    The Amerigroup Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., and the largest company focused solely on meeting the health care needs of financially vulnerable Americans. The Foundation works to create healthy communities by fostering access to health care, encouraging safe and healthy children and families, and promoting community improvement and healthy neighborhoods.

    About Children’s Alliance

    Children’s Alliance is a statewide public policy advocacy organization in Washington that has been instrumental in engaging state and federal policymakers, convening stakeholders, and securing public policies that strengthen families. With over 14,000 individual and 100 organizational members, they advocate for children by ensuring that laws, policies and programs work for children and they hold leaders accountable until they secure the resources required to make all children safe and healthy.