Community Benefits Strategic Grant 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 organizations focused on the following:
Free Respite and Companion Programming for People Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia related diseases: The Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Center (AFCSC) will provide free respite and companion programming for people living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia related diseases. The program is designed to address some of the most challenging symptoms of living with Alzheimer’s disease/Dementia and caring for someone living with AD/Dementia.
Integrative Therapies for People Facing Cancer (Wellness Cards): The Cape Wellness Collaborative will provide $250 wellness cards to anyone facing cancer on Cape Cod to obtain integrative therapies at any of the 90 service providers identified in their program. This includes: acupuncture, art therapy, caregiver support, chiropractic, craniosacral therapy, energy work & Reiki, massage & reflexology, nutrition counseling, Pilates, reiki, yoga.
Cape-wide HPV Related Cancer Prevention: Team Maureen will continue to educate the Cape Cod Community about HPV related cancers, the most common sexually transmitted infection in the USA.
Chronic Disease & Social Determinant of Health
Treatment Transport Program: The Boston Cancer Support will provide treatment transportation (FREE to their treatments and support services at CCH through LYFT).
Access & Equity: Breast Cancer Screening, Prevention & Wellness for Outer Cape Women: The Helping Our Women program will increase community awareness, schedule appointments and arrange transportation to breast cancer screenings.
Cape Cod Times Needy Fund: Basic Needs Safety Net for Individuals with Chronic and Infectious Diseases: The Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, Inc. will provide urgent financial assistance for basic human needs to individuals and families residing on Cape Cod by assessing barriers to all basic needs and providing help in the form of vouchers to the providers of the basic needs.
Social Determinant of Health -- Nutrition/Food
Fish for Families: Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance, Inc. will sell their fish at market rate to a processor in New Bedford for one-pound packaging which are picked up by Family Pantry of Cape Cod for distribution to food pantries across Cape Cod.
Nourishing Newborns Together: The Health Imperatives, Inc. will provide a WIC access point two days per week onsite at Cape Cod Hospital at the Family Birthplace for onsite enrollment
Healthy Meals in Motion Mobile Pantry: The Family Pantry of Cape Cod will continue the mobile food pantry service to older persons on Lower Cape Towns to older persons on Lower Cape to insure healthy and nutritious food.
Prevention in the Built Environment
Pond Health: Preventing Cyanotoxin Poisoning: The Association to Preserve Cape Cod (AFCSC) will monitor and alert communities to dangerous levels of cyanobacteria before and after the visual blooms occur.