OH provides nearly $350k to local organizations through Community Health Investments

February 8, 2024 | 12:13 am

Updated February 7, 2024 | 11:26 pm

Mark Marsh

Owensboro Health on Wednesday announced its Community Health Investments, providing a total of nearly $350,000 to 23 regional organizations. Community Health Investments provide in-kind and financial support for health, human services, and arts projects and programming.

The announcement was made at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. In grants alone, OH has invested more than $10 million in area organizations and agencies since 2011. 

Owensboro Health community health investments target specific needs identified by the hospital’s community health needs assessment and address its Partnering with Our Communities strategic imperative. This year’s competitive community health grant investments program prioritized mental health, and the system’s strategic imperative emphasizes mental health and housing.

In addition, the system allocated $25,000 to SOS International and shared it will be making additional targeted investment announcements in the next few months directly impacting both priority health areas and social determinants of health. 

Mark Marsh, Owensboro Health’s President and CEO, said this support is a key element to OH fulfilling its mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities we serve.

“These direct community investments allow us to reach beyond the walls of the health system 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 awarded a community health investment grant are listed below, and project descriptions can be found at OwensboroHealth.org/2024Investments.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Indiana
Growth in Henderson and Spencer

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum
Enhancing Community Mental Health through Interactive Bluegrass

Community Dental Clinic
Dental Health Access Expansion and Collaboration Project

Daviess County High School NJROTC
Construction of Obstacle Course

Girls Inc. of Owensboro Daviess County
“Making Space” for Mental Health Now and in the Future

Grayson County Alliance
Financial Literacy Education

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

Green River District Health Department 
Safe Sleep Environment For Baby

HPC Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Kentucky
Good Grief!  Providing healthy grieving opportunities to our community

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

Muhlenberg County Public Schools
NFC Fitness Court

New Beginnings Sexual Assault Support Services
Transforming Communities: From Burnout to Revival

Owensboro Catholic Schools
GoGuardian Beacon Software

Owensboro Dance Theatre
Dance for Wellness 2024

Owensboro Symphony
Music on Call

Refuge International Owensboro
Driving School for Refugees/Immigrants

RiverPark Center
Arts Teach Kids Summer Camp Series

Senior Community Center of Owensboro-Daviess County
Weekend Accessible and Ready Meals and More (WARMM) 

Spencer County 4-H Association
Summer Community Adventures

Tri-State Food Bank, Inc.
Operation Full Pack for Daviess County Veterans

The Way of Rockport, Indiana
Moving Forward into Recovery

Western Kentucky Botanical Garden
Meditation Garden

Western Kentucky University 
Providing a mobile health resource for mothers who have experienced pregnancy loss

SOS International
Hospital Recycling Partnership Program

February 8, 2024 | 12:13 am

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