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Parkview LaGrange Hospital Increases Access to Healthcare in LaGrange County

Fort Wayne, IN – Brightpoint has received a $2,500 grant from Parkview LaGrange Hospital to support the Covering Kids and Families (CKF) program. CKF works to improve access to healthcare through community- based outreach and enrollment assistance in state and federally sponsored health coverage programs. This grant is being matched with $3,750 in funds from CKF Indiana for a total of $6,250 in support for enrollment, outreach, and health literacy activities in LaGrange County.

Brightpoint knows that finding and applying for health coverage can be difficult. Covering Kids and Families of Brightpoint has licensed healthcare Navigators who help consumers review their options and guide them through the enrollment process. This grant from Parkview LaGrange Hospital, along with the matching funds from CKF-IN, will allow Brightpoint to provide this service at no cost to more families in LaGrange County.

Brightpoint is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving more than 43,000 people across northeast Indiana. Through a wide range of programs, Brightpoint helps communities, families, and individuals remove the causes and conditions of poverty. All Brightpoint services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran.

Covering Kids & Families of Indiana (CKF-IN) is a statewide, not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring all Hoosiers have accessible healthcare coverage. CKF-IN promotes and facilitates healthcare coverage by building coalitions that enroll, educate, and support Hoosiers and by advocating for strong inclusive public policies. For more information, or to schedule a local appointment visit www.ckfindiana.org.