Caring for Our Community - Cape Cod Healthcare

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Community Involvement

We are committed to enhancing the quality of and access to a comprehensive continuum of healthcare services for all the people of Cape Cod.

What is the Community Benefits Program?

As a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, Cape Cod Healthcare has an important fiduciary obligation to provide benefits to the community commensurate with our tax exempt status. The provision of Community Benefits is an important component of Cape Cod Healthcare’s charitable activities to ensure Cape Cod Healthcare remains steadfast to the mission and remains a steward of the valuable community. Cape Cod Healthcare Community Benefits is a division of the Office of Strategy and Governmental Affairs and, through its Community Health Committee, reports to the Board of Trustees. The Community Health Committee is comprised of members representing healthcare services on Cape Cod, community-based organizations, community advocacy groups and county government, as well as members of the Board of Trustees.

Community Benefits Mission

Cape Cod Healthcare, Inc., through its Community Benefits initiative, is committed to enhancing the quality of and access to comprehensive healthcare services for all Cape Cod residents. Through continuous assessment of community needs, coordinated planning and the allocation of resources, this commitment includes a special focus on the unmet needs of the financially disadvantaged and underserved populations. We will assume a leadership role in collaborative efforts joining our resources, talent, and commitment with that of other providers, organizations and community members.

The Community Benefits Mission Statement was affirmed by the CCHC Community Health Committee and the Board of Trustees in 2000 and remains in effect.

2022 Annual Strategic Grant Cycle

Cape Cod Healthcare is pleased to release its 2022 Annual Strategic Grant Request for Proposals (RFP). This RFP is part of an annual competitive grant process focused on addressing the unmet health needs of the residents of Barnstable County.

For more information, please see the FY22 RFP document.

Please note that we have moved to an online application process. You can register and access the online grant portal here.

Community Health Committee

Sharon Kennedy, Chair, Cape Cod Healthcare Board of Trustees
Beth Albert, Barnstable County Department of Human Services
Leo Blandford, Outer Cape Health Services
Eleanor Claus, Kinlin Grover Real Estate
Elyse DeGroot, Falmouth Service Center
Kristina Dower, Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands
Barbara Dunn, Formal Barnstable School Board Member
Dara Gannon, Cape Cod Foundation
Donald Guadagnoli, MD, Cape Cod Healthcare
Terri Guarino, Town of Bourne Board of Health
Suzie Haptmann, Town of Falmouth Department of Human Services
Jocelyn Howard, Cape Cod US Veterans Center
Tanya Kohli, AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod
Leah LaCross, CCRTA
Larry Lyford, Thirwood Place
Alisa Magnotta, Housing Assistance Corp.
Katie Michaud, Cape Cod Healthcare
Michael Maguire, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
Madeline Noonan, Town of Barnstable Community Services
Ayanna Parrent, B Free Wellness
Stacie Peugh, YMCA Cape Cod
Cecilia Phelan-Stiles, Cape Cod Healthcare
Kristy Senatori, Cape Cod Commission