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CareSource Georgia 2022 Year in Review

January 26th, 2023 | 4 min read

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At CareSource, we take our mission seriously—and to heart. We know health care is about more than treating illnesses. CareSource goes beyond traditional definitions of health and wellness to ensure that every member has the resources and support they need to overcome obstacles and pursue meaningful opportunities.

We are committed to working every day alongside providers and community partners to make a difference in the lives of our members as well as communities across the state. Here are just a handful of the ways CareSource supported the whole health of Georgians in 2022.

CareSource Provides School Supplies through Delta Initiative

Ahead of the academic school year, CareSource sponsored a community-wide “Stuff the Plane: School Supply Drive and Distribution Event” in Hapeville. The event gave students in Atlanta, Clayton, and Fulton County the opportunity to receive school supplies because every student deserves to have the tools necessary to thrive in the classroom no matter their ZIP code.

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CareSource invests $2.5 million to support affordable housing

In September, CareSource announced a $2.5 million investment to address the critical shortage of affordable housing in the city of Atlanta. Safe, stable housing directly affects health outcomes, and this investment into the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership will result in 75 single-family homes that will provide affordable rentals across the Metro Atlanta region.

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CareSource Volunteers Support Flood Recovery Efforts in Georgia

Amid extreme flooding in North Georgia and the city of Summerville’s treatment plant being forced to close, CareSource leaders coordinated water collection and distribution efforts to ensure the community had access to clean, safe drinking water.

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CareSource and Atlanta Hawks announce multi-year partnership

The Atlanta Hawks and CareSource unveiled a multi-year partnership that focuses on improving the health and well-being of underserved families throughout the city. This partnership will allow for both
organizations to better serve Georgia’s most vulnerable families by hosting events that are focused on providing parents with essential resources and health knowledge.

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Value Based-Care Partnerships in Georgia Increase Quality of Care

CareSource established the CareSource Quality Achievement Award and recognized four local health care organizations across Georgia for their achievements in quality metrics. Children whose providers participate in a value-based care model showed improvements in outcomes like well-child visits and immunizations.

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Nonprofit invests $1M in S. Ga. housing

Following their $2.5 million investment in metro Atlanta, CareSource announced a $1 million investment to expand affordable housing in South Georgia. This investment will provide affordable multi-family housing and a senior living facility, addressing the social barriers of health care and giving rural Georgians the resources necessary for healthy living.

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CareSource Donates $25k to ARCHI Initiative

CareSource announced a $25,000 donation to help fund the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement’s Community Health Network Development Initiative. CareSource is committed to improving health equity throughout Georgia, and this grant will bring the ARCHI one step closer to eliminating health care barriers by bringing more health care providers to the communities that desperately need them.

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CareSource donates $50,000 to Grady program that launched “food pharmacy”

In December, CareSource donated $50,000 to the Grady Health System’s Food as Medicine program. This grant will help the program address food insecurity issues in the city by hosting cooking lessons, teaching patients about nutrition, and providing healthy ingredients that help Georgians achieve healthier habits and lifestyles.

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Volunteers provide free dental care for metro Atlanta children

CareSource and Team Smile came together at College Park’s Gateway Center Arena to provide free dental care to children from three local Atlanta schools. Many children across the state do not have access to dental care, and this event ensured that they had the ability to experience this important care in a comfortable setting.

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CareSource Invests $50,000 to Expand Innovative Maternal and Infant Health Program Throughout Georgia

CareSource donated $50,000 to H.E.A.R.T for Georgia, aimed at supporting the continuation of programs dedicated to reducing maternal health crises. These programs address chronic health issues, improve health care outcomes for families, and educate caregivers amid the rising maternal and infant mortality in Georgia.

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Ga. nonprofit gets $215,000 to improve children’s education

Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit that integrates reading and pediatric care, announced a $215,000 grant from CareSource in December. The funding will give Reach Out and Read the ability to expand to at least one medical practice, furthering the mission of both organizations – improving education and health outcomes for children and families across Georgia.

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