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October 20, 2021

UMass Memorial donates $1M to new Worcester Health Equity Fund

SAM BONACCI UMass Memorial President and CEO Dr. Eric Dickson with Worcester Mayor Joe Petty at a 2015 event.

UMass Memorial Health announced Wednesday its plans to donate $1 million to the City of Worcester to establish of the Worcester Health Equity Fund.

The goal of the Worcester Health Equity Fund is to improve health equity and reduce health disparities among the city’s residents, according to the release.

A five-member Health Equity Advisory Group, with three members appointed by the City of Worcester and two by UMass Memorial Health, will manage the program.

UMass Memorial, which is the largest employer in Central Massachusetts and headquartered in Worcester, will disburse $200,000 annually into the fund over the next five years, per the announcement.

“This donation and the establishment of a health equity fund continues the work we started a few years ago when we established our anchor mission program. The City of Worcester and the people here have been great partners,” said Dr. Eric Dickson, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health.

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