For immediate release
February 1, 2012
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ASIA receives second grant installment from the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation
CLEVELAND – Asian Services In Action is pleased to announce that we have received the second $13,000 installment of a grant award from the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation to support the Asian Health Access Initiative (AHAI). AHAI works to better the lives of Asian Americans by ensuring that language and culture are not barriers to quality preventative health services. Annually, AHAI helps 200 low-income, limited English proficient (LEP) children, adults and older adults in Cuyahoga County access critical health prevention education, testing/screening, and support to delay major illness. The initiative also continues to work closely with bilingual community health outreach workers.
Asian Services In Action
Founded in 1995, Asian Services In Action’s mission is to empower Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Northeastern Ohio to access quality, culturally, and linguistically appropriate information and services. ASIA serves over 8,000 people annually.
The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation
The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation is a charitable trust dedicated to the support and advancement of healthcare, primarily in the greater Cleveland community. The Foundation awards monetary grants to qualifying institutions and agencies for initiatives designed to improve healthcare quality or delivery, for programs which provide access to healthcare to the underserved or indigent, or for medical research.