Fierce Healthcare May 24, 2024
Paige Minemyer

Elevance Health’s philanthropic arm is launching a new initiative that aims to provide loans to small businesses and other organizations in a bid to address health equity.

The Elevance Health Foundation has made a $10 million commitment to the “impact investing” effort, according to an announcement. The loans offered through the program will be offered at below Prime rates, and the partners will deploy the funds to address key social needs like access to care, food insecurity and health disparities.

The foundation also intends to seek out purpose-driven businesses that may not be able to access traditional banking, particularly those owned by women and people of color, who can impact equity in their communities.

Shantanu Agrawal, chief health officer at...

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