Community Benefits Partnership Awards
The Cape Cod Healthcare Community Benefits program promotes and supports Cape Cod Healthcare’s mission to coordinate and deliver the highest quality, accessible health services in order to enhance the health of all Cape Cod residents and visitors. As a non-profit tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, we invest more than $27 million annually in community health initiatives to educate, inform and meet the needs of vulnerable populations in Barnstable County.
Through the Community Health Needs Assessment, Cape Cod Healthcare Community Benefits grants benefit community organizations and human service agencies who are addressing the social determinants of health.
For FY20, Cape Cod Healthcare Community Benefits supports, as its partners, organizations focused on the following:
The Complete Health Improvement Plan: CHIP: YMCA will provide CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Plan) training to three staff members from YMCA to serve patients at Community Health in Mashpee, Duffy Health Center, Harbor Health, Outer Cape Health Services and Cape Cod Healthcare.
Coordinated Mental Health Interventions (CHMHI): The Barnstable County Sheriff Office intends to prevent transmission of HIV and HPV through Health literacy for those low income inmates at BCSCO who are HIV positive and/or present mental health issues and co-occurring substance use disorder.
Prevention & Health Equity
Improving Health Literacy Within the Immigrant Community: The Cape Cod Literacy Council will embed Health literacy into ESOL (English as Second Language) classes.
Senior Outreach Program: The Samaritans on Cape Cod and Islands will continue senior telephone outreach and suicide prevention awareness to the older population.
SHINE: The Barnstable County Department of Human Services provides counseling to Barnstable County residents seeking assistance with Medicare enrollment and reenrollment through the Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone (SHINE) program. The Cape and Islands SHINE program is a regional program and has satellite offices in 26 locations, including 19 Council on Aging offices providing local access to Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers as they navigate the complex health insurance system.