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DECEMBER 05, 2002

Insights Teen Parent Program Receives $28,500 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Insights Teen Parent Program today announced it has received a $28,500 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the Homeless Teen Parent Program. The program seeks to establish a healthy and safe start for homeless parents and their children through case management services, mental health counseling and linkage to services offered by Insights and other community resources.The mission of Insights Teen Parent Program is to provide a climate of positive options for young parents. The agency provides services to more than 1500 young families in Multnomah County each year.

NOVEMBER 04, 2002

Foundation Grants to Support Youth Opportunity Center

EVERETT, Wash. -- Center for Career Alternatives (CCA) today announced that it has received a three-year, $210,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the expansion of a program providing education and employment services for disadvantaged youth.  A one-time grant of $10,000 from the Verizon Foundation will also help fund the expansion project.

OCTOBER 28, 2002

Family Health International Receives Grant to Evaluate Once-Daily Antiretroviral as a Potential Method of HIV Prevention

SEATTLE and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today that it has awarded Family Health International (FHI) a $6.5 million, three-year grant for a multinational clinical trial to evaluate an antiretroviral treatment as a novel approach to HIV prevention. The trial will focus on sexually active adults in resource-poor countries with high HIV incidence.

OCTOBER 28, 2002

Johns Hopkins Awarded Grant To Explore Novel Interventions To Control HIV-Related Tuberculosis

SEATTLE and BALTIMORE -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute $3 million to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for the development of community-based preventive strategies to control tuberculosis (TB) in areas around the world with severe HIV epidemics.  The grant will support the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS-Tuberculosis Epidemic (CREATE), a global initiative to combat the skyrocketing rates of sickness and death caused by these diseases.

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