OH invests $720k into community with 35 grants targeting health needs

August 11, 2021 | 12:09 am

Updated August 10, 2021 | 10:37 pm

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Owensboro Health announced nearly $720,000 in investments through their annual grant program that will support 35 projects throughout the region. This year’s amount means OH has invested more than $7 million in area agencies since 2011.

The organization announced the recipients of the 2022 Community Health Investments Grant Program virtually on Tuesday. 

The 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 community-specific identified health needs in addition to the health system’s four priority focus areas: Tobacco and Related Diseases; Older Adults and Aging; Arts in Healing; and Children and School Health. 

Mark Marsh, President and CEO, said these grants are a key element to Owensboro Health fulfilling its mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities they serve.

“These direct community investments allow us to reach beyond healthcare and impact other areas that are key determinants to the health of our patients and community,” Marsh said. “By working together with these community partners, we can accomplish even bigger goals to improve the health of our region. These partnerships are vital for a healthy and vibrant community.” 

Agencies and projects funded for the upcoming fiscal year are listed below. Full project descriptions can be found at OwensboroHealth.org/2022Grants.

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Bluegrass Music in Post-COVID Community Healing

CASA of the Ohio Valley
Change the Life of a Child

City of Greenville
Play for All Park Playground Renovation Project

Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club (Henderson Unit)
Health in Motion

Community Dental Clinic 
Patient Outreach, Recovery, and Access to Care Project

Daniel Pitino Shelter
DPS Community Resource Room

Daviess County Public Schools
The Umbrella Project-Breaking through the Pandemic Wall

Girls Inc. of Owensboro Daviess County
Healthy Futures Academy of Learning

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

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

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

H.L. Neblett Community Center
Building Strong African-American Families 

Hancock County Partners for a Healthy Community/Youth, Inc.
Tobacco Prevention & Nicotine Cessation in Hancock & Spencer Counties

Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Kentucky
Ensuring Access to Care During a Pandemic

International Center
Emotional Wellness Program for Refugee Populations

Junior Achievement of West Kentucky, Inc.
JA Pathways toward Career and Life Success for K-12 Youth

Kentucky Kids on the Block
34 Educational Puppetry Health Programs

Kentucky Wesleyan College
Reducing Tobacco Use within the KWC Campus Community

Light of Chance, Inc.
Breathe Youth Arts Residency Program

New Beginnings Sexual Assault Support Services
The Adult Chair

Owensboro Community and Technical College Foundation, Inc.
Promoting Health Equity through Allied Health Workforce Diversity Initiative

Owensboro Dance Theatre, Inc.
Dance for Wellness 2022

Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition
Community Professional Education and Awareness Campaign

Owensboro Symphony
Music On Call

Puzzle Pieces
Enhancing Programs, Enriching Lives

RiverPark Center
“Pay What You Can” and Broadway

Senior Community Center of Owensboro-Daviess County, Inc.
Weekend Accessible and Ready Meals (WARM) Program

SOS International
Hospital Recycling Partner Program

The Center of Owensboro-Daviess County, Inc.
Targeted Case Management Program

The Foundry Center for the Arts
After School Arts – Henderson and Webster Counties

The Kentucky Methodist Homes for Children – Mary Kendall Campus
The Fit Trail

The Way of Rockport Indiana, Inc.
Bringing Back Smiles

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro
Lights, Camera, Action!

Tri-State Food Bank, Inc.
Seed Funding for New Backpack Sites

Wendell Foster
Adaptive Climbing Wall and Indoor Therapy Gym

August 11, 2021 | 12:09 am

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