Other donors include legacy funding from the Heinz Family Philanthropies
, the Xiamen Houcaller Management Co., Ltd., the Andringa Family Foundation and the Elizabeth Economy and David Wah family.
Teresa Heinz, chairman of the Heinz Family Philanthropies, called the Newark initiative "a laboratory for changing the way health care can be delivered and access to medications can be obtained."
She explained that the Heinz Family Philanthropies and PS2 have been working with PhRMA, Abbott, LabCorp and other partners to create similar initiatives across the U.S.
Financial support for the project comes from the Heinz Family Philanthropies
, which represent the charitable interests of the late Republican senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania.
Citing a recent survey conducted by the Heinz Family Philanthropies
and Newsweek, the American Bankruptcy Institute wrote that "46 percent of baby boomers feel stressed out from too much debt, despite the economic boom of the late 1990s."
With start-up money from the Heinz Family Philanthropies
, representatives of Pennsylvania public school employers and employees--including NEA's 147,000-member state affiliate--have created a nongovernmental health care trust equally controlled by both parties.