Blue Safety Net

Improving access to care in southeastern PA

The IBC Foundation created the Blue Safety Net initiative as part of our commitment to caring for our region’s most vulnerable.

This initiative provides grant support to non-profit, privately-funded health clinics in medically underserved communities in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Our community safety net clinics are on the front lines — providing quality, cost-effective, and culturally competent care to those who face significant barriers to accessing primary medical or dental care. As health care reform is implemented in 2014, clinics will be challenged to take on newly insured patients, many of whom may have complex health issues as a result of foregoing medical care.

We recognize that providing much-needed grant support to resource-strapped clinics will help these entities to operate more efficiently, increase capacity, and, ultimately, expand access to primary and preventive care in underserved communities.

Our community’s health matters

The Blue Safety Net initiative not only provides operating support to clinics, but also strengthens the entire health care safety net by:

  • fostering improved coordination and communication among community health clinics;
  • supporting progressive, innovative approaches to expand access to health care in underserved communities;
  • promoting projects that address specific health disparities and barriers to care.