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OH announces recipients of 2021 community health grants

August 20, 2020 | 10:48 am

Updated August 20, 2020 | 10:49 am

Graphic by Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health announced its FY 2021 Community Health Investments Grant Program recipients virtually Thursday.

The Community Health Investments Grants provide in-kind and financial support for health, human services and arts projects and programming throughout the region. Funded projects and agencies being supported span a wide array of regional needs, from children in local school districts to aging adults and senior services.

The grants are targeted at a number of identified community health needs including the health system’s four priority focus areas: tobacco and related Diseases; older adults and aging; arts in healing; and children and school health.

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This year, the grants will support 35 projects throughout the region, with a total of $640,000 in funds being distributed during FY2021. This year’s amount means Owensboro Health has invested more than $7 million in area agencies since 2009.

Greg Strahan, Owensboro Health’s President and CEO, said these grants are vital part of Owensboro Health fulfilling its mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities we serve.

“Of all things we do at Owensboro Health, none can be more important than partnering with the communities and the people we serve. At no time has this been more evident than during the current global pandemic,” Strahan said. “The Community Health Investment grant program is one way Owensboro Health makes direct community investments to impact the health of the communities we serve.”

Agencies and projects funded for the upcoming fiscal year are listed below and project descriptions can be found at OwensboroHealth.org/2021Grants:

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Improving Health and Wellness through BG Music Programming

Care Net of Owensboro
Obstetrical Ultrasound Program Expansion           

CASA of the Ohio Valley
Change a Child’s Story

Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club
Bountiful Kids    

Community Dental Clinic
Dental Healthcare, Education and Access to Care Project

Daniel Pitino Shelter     
The HEART Program

Daviess County Diabetes Coalition
Reducing Chronic Disease, Increasing Resiliency

Daviess County Public Schools
The Umbrella Project-Rise Up for Resilience         

Girls Inc. of Owensboro Daviess County
Healthy Living 2020 and Beyond

Greater Owensboro Young Life 
Lead through Mentoring              

Green River District Health Department – Nicotine Reduction Program  
Green River Nicotine Reduction Program

Green River District Health Department- DC-CAP            
Daviess County Community Access Project (DC-CAP)         

Green River District Health Department-Safe Sleep for Babies   
Safe Sleep for Babies      

Hancock County Partners Coalition        
Tobacco/E-Cigarette Prevention, Education & Cessation  

Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Kentucky            
Hospice and Palliative Care Triple Aim Initiative  

Junior Achievement of Western Kentucky          
JA Pathways toward Career and Life Success for K-12 Youth          

Kentucky Kids on the Block        
Puppetry Programs for Good Health        

Light of Chance
Breathe Youth Arts Residency Program   

Marsha’s Place Pregnancy Resource Center        
Marsha’s Place STI Clinic              

Muhlenberg County Public Libraries       
StoryWalk

New Beginnings Sexual Assault Support Services             
EMDR Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol for Children         

Owensboro Dance Theatre         
Dance for Wellness 2021              

Owensboro Museum of Science and History      
Discover Owensboro/ Discover the World & Daviess Co Health     

Owensboro Public Schools         
Owensboro Public Schools: Health eX Education Project  

Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition          
Community, Business and Professional Awareness Campaign       

Owensboro Symphony Orchestra           
Music on Call     

Puzzle Pieces    
Healthy Play: Combating Obesity in Those with Disabilities

RiverPark Center            
Broadway 2020-2021 and Pay What You Can      

Senior Community Center of Owensboro-Daviess County           
Frozen Meal Project       

Susan G. Komen Evansville Tri-State Affiliate     
Saving Lives in Western Kentucky             

The Foundation for Excellence at Owensboro Public Schools      
Owensboro High School’s Biomedical Expansion Project  

The Salvation Army       
Summer S.O.A.R. – School’s Out Activities and Recreation              

The Way of Rockport    
Healthy Living for 2020/2021      

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro           
Spotlight on Kids             

Tri-State Food Bank       
Capacity Expansion Project         

SOS International           
Hospital Recycling Partner           

August 20, 2020 | 10:48 am

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