An educator works with a child as part of the San Diego Center for Children’s Intensive Reading Improvement Program. Photo courtesy of the San Diego Center for Children

An educator works with a child as part of the San Diego Center for Children’s Intensive Reading Improvement Program. Photo courtesy of the San Diego Center for Children

— Six nonprofits serving the homeless, juveniles, veterans and wrongly convicted criminal defendants in North County, Central/Downtown San Diego and East County will receive funds from SDCBF’s 2017 grant cycle.

Grantees include: California Veterans Legal Task Force — $30,000; California Western School of Law — $100,000; Free to Thrive — $30,000; National Conflict Resolution Center — $50,000; St. Vincent de Paul Village — $30,000 and Think Dignity — $50,000.

The SDCBF manages two funds: one that provides much needed legal resources to foster children and at-risk youth, the sick and disabled, the elderly, immigrants and domestic violence victims through nearly a dozen organizations every year and its Indigent Criminal Defense Fund. ICD funds are available due to the Private Conflicts Counsel program run by the San Diego County Bar Association. Visit www.sdcbf.org.

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Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group was recognized for outstanding achievements in diabetes care at AMGA Foundation’s donor reception in Phoenix, Arizona recently. AMGA honored Sharp Rees-Stealy with the Best Performance by a Large Group award.

“Together 2 Goal” campaign is AMGA Foundation’s national initiative uniting 150 medical groups and health systems in an effort to improve the care for 1 million people with Type 2 diabetes by 2019.

As part of the campaign, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group implemented best practices to improve the quality of diabetes care and reported results for patients with diabetes on a variety of measures, including blood sugar control, blood pressure control, lipid management and testing for kidney disease.

“Sharp Rees-Stealy is leading the pack in improving diabetes care,” John W. Kennedy, MD, chief medical officer, AMGA and president AMGA Foundation said. “We are proud to collaborate with groups to improve care for 1 million people living with Type 2 diabetes.” Visit sharp.com/srs

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