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Published on December 28, 2015

CCHC Announces FY2016 Community Benefits Awards

Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) is pleased to announce the recipients of its FY2016 Community Benefits Annual Strategic Grants. Each year, as part of its Community Benefits program, CCHC solicits grant applications from non-profit organizations that address specified unmet health needs of Barnstable County residents.

Over the last two years, the Community Benefits Annual Strategic Grants program concentrated on two of the most pervasive and trending of the six significant health needs identified by the 2014-2016 Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment Report. Cape Cod Healthcare sought proposals for programs that would: 

  • Address and positively impact specified chronic or infectious disease management or 
  • Support initiatives targeted at individuals and families facing mental health issues.

The Cape Cod Healthcare Community Health Committee recently voted to award $155,000 in competitive strategic grants to seven Cape-based organizations. Over the last two years, 12 community-based organizations have received over $400,000 to address the priority issues of chronic disease, infectious disease and mental health.

The FY2016 selected grantees represent a variety of programs that benefit the Cape Cod community. These range from a tick testing and disease surveillance program, to free counseling for caregivers of family members with Alzheimer’s disease, to expansion of a project that assists individuals to manage diabetes and hypertension through nutrition education at food pantries, to supporting new mental health services for college-aged adults, to mindfulness training for children in classrooms across Cape Cod.

The seven organizations awarded this year’s grants are:

  • Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Center, Inc.
  • Calmer Choice
  • Cape Cod Community College
  • Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
  • Cape Cod Hunger Network
  • Hope Dementia and Alzheimer’s Services
  • Samaritans on Cape Cod

“Cape Cod Healthcare is extremely pleased to award our FY2016 Community Benefits grants to seven organizations that provide excellent programs and outcomes in the areas of health education, treatment and prevention in our region,” said Theresa Ahern, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Government Affairs. “Through partnerships and funding, we can help significantly improve the health and well-being of our community.”

The Annual Strategic Grants program is part of a larger CCHC Community Benefits grant program providing $850,000 annually to community organizations across Cape Cod. In addition to grants, CCHC invested more than $22 million in community initiatives in 2014, including charity care, hospital-based programs, collaboration with federally qualified community health centers, regional health and human service partnerships, and support of community health programs.

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