|HealthPath Foundation awards health care grants|
|Sunday, December 08, 2013 9:00 PM|
PUTNAM COUNTY — Six organizations serving Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Putnam and Van Wert counties will receive up to $7,500 from The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HPF-Ohio) for projects that will increase access to health care, including primary, oral, specialty and behavioral health care. Specifically, grantees will address barriers to health care, such as lack of insurance, lack of providers, language and cultural issues and transportation.
These grants are part of HPF-Ohio’s Community Connections initiative, which awarded 36 grants totaling over $262,180 to nonprofit organizations across the state of Ohio.
Organizations were each awarded regular grants of $5,000 and additional challenge grants of up to $2,500. These challenge grants will match money raised dollar-for-dollar up to $2,500 total.
Compassionate Care (Shelby County) will receive up to $7,500 to help add eight hours per week to the nurse practitioner schedule, enabling 100 additional patient visits a month.
Dental Center of Northwest Ohio (Hancock and Van Wert counties) will receive up to $7,500 to provide dental sealants to 749 children in 11 schools.
Family Health Care of Northwest Ohio, Inc., (Allen, Mercer, Putnam and Van Wert counties) will receive up to $7,500 to do a feasibility study to provide dental care for 4,000 individuals in a three-county area who currently do not have access to a dentist.
Health Partners of Western Ohio (Clark, Greene, Miami and Montgomery counties) received $7,500 to provide outreach and enrollment assistance to Hispanic/Latino families to complete 400 Medicaid /Insurance Exchange applications.
Partnership for Violence Free Families (Allen, Auglaize and Hardin counties) received $7,500 to certify six persons as Mental Health First Aid Program Trainers and implement 12 trainings for 120 professionals.
The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HPF-Ohio), a $24 million supporting organization of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, is committed to helping all Ohioans, regardless of status, wealth or circumstances, achieve their fullest health potential. Since 1999, HPF-Ohio has awarded more than $14 million in grants to address some of the most pressing, yet neglected, health issues faced by Ohio’s vulnerable population — access to health care, prevention of family violence and preventive oral health.