Augusta Health's mission—to promote the health and well-being of our community through access to excellent care—is one that requires collaboration and partnership.
We realize a healthy community results from the efforts of many organizations with harmonious missions, and through our funding, provide collaborative support to these agencies.
Since 2007, Augusta Health has awarded $1.17 million in funding to local community organizations.
Augusta Health will offer funding opportunities for projects and programs focused on the priority areas of need identified in the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Augusta Health's Board of Directors and its Community Partnership Committee oversees the funding process and approves funding recommendations as part of its overall focus on community health improvement.
Project and programs with intended outcomes in the following thirteen areas will be considered:
- Nutrition, Physical Activity and Weight
- Mental Health
- Heart Disease and Stroke
- Access to Healthcare Services
- Substance Abuse
- Dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease
- Respiratory Diseases
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Injury and Violence
- Oral Health
Preference will be given to the top three priorities being addressed by Augusta Health; Nutrition and Physical Activity, Mental Health and Diabetes Prevention or Management.
In addition to serving the residents of Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro and the surrounding service areas, organizations eligible for community health improvement funding, must have a:
- Demonstrated core competency in a priority areas listed above and/or focus on a social determinant of health
- Program or project that is ready for implementation in January 2018, and includes an evaluation method for measurable, predicted outcomes demonstrating program/project effectiveness; funds awarded must be spent in Calendar Year 2018
- Track record of consistent, demonstrated outcomes following project implementation, as well as grant report compliance
- Designation as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, or serve as a public agency
**High Priority will be given to collaborative projects involving multiple organizations and intended to make a significant impact on the area of identified need. Report on use of grant dollars is required by August 31, 2018.
Applications are available through Common Grant Application and must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Monday, August 14, 2017.
For technical questions about the submission, please contact Rhonda Clifton at (540) 332-4190 or rclifton [at] augustahealth.com.
Funding decisions will be announced on Friday, December 15, 2017.
We look forward to working with all of you this year to improve the health of our community.
Burnie Powers, Chairman
Community Partnership Committee