Megan McGuriman
Communications Manager
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Media Advisory: ChristianaCare to Announce More Than $1 Million in Grants to 19 Community Organizations to Address Social Drivers of Health

WHAT:          ChristianaCare will announce grants from its Community Investment Fund totaling more than $1 million to 19 local nonprofits to improve health.

WHEN:          1 – 3 p.m. Thursday, November 30

WHERE:       Ezion Fair Baptist Church

                        1400 B St.

                        Wilmington, DE 19801


  • Danesha McRae, Coordinator of Community Engagements at Ezion Fair Church.
  • Bettina Tweardy Riveros, J.D., Chief Public Affairs Officer and Chief Health Equity Officer at ChristianaCare.
  • Representatives of the 19 community organizations receiving grant funding.

WHY:             As part of its mission to improve health throughout the communities it serves, ChristianaCare partners with many community organizations to address social drivers of health such as housing and access to healthy food. During this event, the organizations who are receiving 2023 grants from ChristianaCare’s Community Investment Fund will share information about the important work they do to support the communities they serve and what this new funding will enable them to achieve.


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Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of primary care and outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,430 beds), a freestanding emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute.

ChristianaCare is nationally recognized as a great place to work, rated by Forbes as the 2nd best health system for diversity and inclusion, and the 29th best health system to work for in the United States, and by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is rated by Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and other national quality ratings. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. With its groundbreaking Center for Virtual Health and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.