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Group receives grant for underinsured
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Forsyth County News
Georgia Highlands Medical Services has received a $30,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente.

The Forsyth County-based organization serves the uninsured and underinsured residents of Cherokee and Forsyth counties.

According to a news release, Kaiser’s donation is part of $1.6 million in grants the organization is giving to 24 safety net clinics in the metro Atlanta area.

Kaiser, the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, provided more than $21 million in community benefit funding in 2009 to improve access to health care and coverage for low-income populations, safety net clinics and other programs.

Peter Andruszkiewicz, Georgia’s Kaiser president, said in a statement that its mission is to “improve the health of the communities we serve.”

“Our community benefit program helps fulfill this obligation and assists those who need it most in metro Atlanta,” he said.