Cape Cod Healthcare Announces Community Benefits Grant Awards
Cape Cod Healthcare is pleased to announce the recipients of its FY2014 Community Benefits Strategic Grants program. Each year, as part of its Community Benefits program, CCHC solicits grant applications from non-profit organizations on Cape Cod. Applicants must demonstrate their value to the community in the way of health or human services benefits.
Ten organizations were awarded CCHC grants for FY2014. They are:
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands
• Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod
• Cape Cod Child Development
• Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands
• Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands
• Gosnold on Cape Cod
• Helping Our Women
• National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Cape Cod & the Islands
• Oral Health Excellence Collaborative
• Sight Loss Services
The selected grantees represent a variety of programs that benefit the Cape Cod community. They range from a mentoring program for youth at high risk for substance abuse, to a health insurance enrollment and education program, to a program designed to provide peer support and education to parents of youth struggling with mental health issues.
“We are pleased to award these grants to ten organizations that offer innovative and effective education, treatment and prevention programs,” said Terri Ahern, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Governmental Affairs. “We look forward to working with them to help and assist some of our most vulnerable populations.”
The recipients are all aligned with the six over-arching goals of the CCHC Community Benefits program. Those goals are to:
• Support community-based activities to improve chronic and infectious disease management.
• Expand access to healthcare services to reduce health disparities and promote health equality.
• Support programs for outreach, education, navigation and intervention targeted at individuals and families facing mental health issues.
• Support community-based substance abuse prevention and intervention programs.
• Support programs that address senior health challenges.
• Support community-based programs that encourage positive health and lifestyle choices by youth and young adults.
In FY2012, the latest figures available, Cape Cod Healthcare invested over $21 million in community benefits efforts in the greater Cape Cod community.
“Cape Cod Healthcare’s commitment to caring for patients does not stop at the four walls of our hospitals, health centers, physician offices and other facilities,” said Michael Lauf, President and CEO of CCHC. “We are also committed to our neighbors in the community who are struggling with health issues, and we will continue to look for ways to assist our non-profit partners who are working so hard to help them.”
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