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Wellesley, MA – The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation (HPHCF) today announced that it will award $4 million in grants and services to regional organizations to combat childhood obesity and health disparities.

The Foundation's Culture InSight program—which provides consulting, training and educational programs to healthcare organizations and professionals to improve care provided to populations and communities affected by health disparities—will contribute $1 million in technical assistance and consultation services over three years to five organizations throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

The organizations that will receive training and technical assistance from HPHCF's Culture InSight program through 2015 are: NH Health & Equity Partnership, coordinated by the Foundation for Healthy Communities, Concord, NH; Health Resources in Action and Neighborhood Health Plan of Boston, MA; Advocates, Inc. of Framingham, MA; and the Hanley Center of Portland, ME.

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