- Associated Press - Sunday, May 7, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded about $270,000 in grants to organizations working to improve health care for the state’s residents.

The foundation says it’s trying to make quality health care accessible and affordable.

Crossroads Rhode Island is receiving $70,000 to address physical and mental health challenges for low-income, homeless adults.

South County Hospital Health Care is receiving nearly $65,000 to work with others to reduce behavioral health-related visits to emergency rooms.

Thundermist Health Center is receiving about $62,000 to provide low-income patients with access to a pharmacist in Woonsocket, West Warwick and South Kingstown to ensure proper medication management.

Clinica Esperanza is receiving $50,000 to improve the health of uninsured, low-income, limited-English speaking patients. The Rhode Island Free Clinic is receiving $25,000 to launch a program for Hispanic women.

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