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
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
Music On Call
Enhancing Programs, Enriching Lives
“Pay What You Can” and Broadway
Senior Community Center of Owensboro-Daviess County, Inc.
Weekend Accessible and Ready Meals (WARM) Program
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
Adaptive Climbing Wall and Indoor Therapy Gym