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The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio Announces 2017 Community Connector Award Honorees

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio Announces 2017 Community Connector Award Honorees

The Community Connector Award recognizes an individual or individuals who have dedicated their time and efforts to give all Ohioans the opportunity to achieve their fullest health potential.

Career Opportunity: Program Coordinator, Children’s Oral Health Action Team (Full-Time)

Career Opportunity: Program Coordinator, Children’s Oral Health Action Team (Full-Time)

Apply for the new program coordinator position for the Children’s Oral Health Action Team (COHAT). The coordinator will play a key role in advancing the oral health agenda across Ohio and will organize activities, educate providers, advocate for oral health policy, and manage communication across the organization.

Please Join Us for The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio's 2017 Community Connections Luncheon and Workshop

Please Join Us for The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio's 2017 Community Connections Luncheon and Workshop

Please join us as we announce HealthPath's 2017 Community Connections grantees and the 2017 Community Connector Award winner, network and participate in break out sessions at The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio's 2017 Community Connections Luncheon and Workshop.

Dr. Vinod Miriyala receives the Dr. James F. Quilty Jr. Champions of Oral Health Award, 2016

Dr. Vinod Miriyala receives the Dr. James F. Quilty Jr. Champions of Oral Health Award, 2016

The purpose of the Dr. James F. Quilty, Jr. Award for Champions of Oral Health is to recognize a group of people, a program, or an individual who have distinguished themselves through actions to promote the oral health of Ohio’s children at a community or state level. The first award was presented in December, 1992 and has been awarded annually to a deserving person or group.

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio Appoints New Board Members

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio Appoints New Board Members

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio today announced the appointment of Beth Kowalczyk, of Columbus, OH and Dr. Vinod Miriyala, of Cabell WV, to the organization’s Board of Trustees.

Emerging Health Leader Scholarship

Emerging Health Leader Scholarship

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio is pleased to announce the inaugural Emerging Health Leader Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors living within the Foundation’s 36-county service area who are involved in a Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC) or health professions club.

2017 Community Connector Award Nominations Now Open

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio’s Community Connector Award will recognize an individual or pair of individuals who have dedicated their time and efforts to give all Ohioans the opportunity to achieve their fullest health potential.

HealthPath Releases Workforce Development Request for Letter of Intent

HealthPath Releases Workforce Development Request for Letter of Intent

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio is now accepting letters of intent (LOI) for workforce development projects related to our three result areas: Cavity-Free Kids, Healthy Ohioans, and Safe Elders. From these letters of intent, HealthPath will invite selected organizations to submit full proposals.

2017 Crowdfunding Initiative

Crowdfunding is gaining popularity among nonprofit organizations, and HealthPath wants to support nonprofits in our region who are interested in using crowdfunding as a way to bring additional revenue into their organizations.

Now Accepting Proposals for Community Connections

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio is now accepting proposals for the 2017 Community Connections initiative.

2017 Community Connections Has Arrived

2017 Community Connections Has Arrived

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio is hosting two Pre-Application Workshops to discuss our Community Connections funding opportunity for 2017.

Cara Jacob Hired for Research Position

Cara Jacob Hired for Research Position

Cara Jacob has been hired as Research Coordinator for The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio, a supporting organization of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and The Women’s Fund of GCF.

Impact of Domestic Violence on Ohio’s Children

HealthPath Is Seeking Proposals for White Paper on Children who Witness Domestic Violence

The HealthPath Foundation welcomes new Executive Director

The HealthPath Foundation welcomes new Executive Director

HealthPath is pleased to introduce our new Executive Director, Eric DeWald. Eric begins at the Foundation on Friday, January 15, 2016.

HealthPath Releases 5-Year Report to the Community

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio recently released a 5-year Report to the Community. This report offers an overview of HealthPath's mission, vision and accomplishments over the last five years.

HealthPath Awards 8 Grants in Honor of 15th Anniversary

To commemorate the organization’s 15th anniversary, The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio recently awarded a combined $307,456 in grants to 8 organizations across Ohio that focus on preventive oral health and prevention of family violence.

The Effects on Children who Witness Violence

The Effects on Children who Witness Violence

More than 65,000 Ohio women are victims of physical intimate partner violence (IPV) each year, and more than 48,000 Ohio children live in homes where IPV is occurring.

Grantee Spotlight - Preventing Domestic Violence During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Grantee Spotlight - Preventing Domestic Violence During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

How the Ohio Men’s Action Network is engaging conversations and creating community leaders. The Ohio Domestic Violence Network in partnership with the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, created the Ohio Men’s Action Network (OH-MAN) in 2012. OH-MAN focuses on preventing gender-based violence through a unique approach of initiating a conversation amongst men to stop the violence within each other and their communities.

Crossroads Crisis Center Supports Teens In Teenage Dating Violence Storytelling Project

Crossroads Crisis Center Supports Teens In Teenage Dating Violence Storytelling Project

According to Crossroads Crisis Center, 25% of high school students have experienced physical violence in dating relationships. Crossroads Crisis Center, located in Lima, Ohio, aims to enhance safety for survivors of domestic violence and their children by educating, advocating for and empowering individuals in Hardin and Allen counties. Crossroads Crisis Center’s programs include two safe emergency shelters, peer support groups, educational programs, economic empowerment programs, and a special focus on teen dating violence.

Preventing Elder Abuse in Ohio

Preventing Elder Abuse in Ohio

Older adults are the fastest growing segment of Ohio’s population and are living longer, often with chronic conditions and limitations that make them vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Preventing Elder Abuse in Ohio Report highlights the challenges of aging in Ohio, the issue of elder financial exploitation, and the role that HealthPath and all Ohioans play in preventing elder abuse.

Grantee Spotlight: Children’s Oral Health Action Team

Grantee Spotlight: Children’s Oral Health Action Team

Voices for Ohio’s Children is a non-partisan organization that helps ensure that the needs of Ohio’s 3 million children are prioritized at the local, state, and federal levels. One example of how they do this is through the Children’s Oral Health Action Team (COHAT), which is a coalition of 30 organizations – from education and advocacy to health care and dental – who have come together to address the needs of improved children’s oral health in Ohio.

Grantee Spotlight: Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center’s Healthy Diabetic Education Program

Grantee Spotlight: Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center’s Healthy Diabetic Education Program

With the recent news of the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, access to quality healthcare is top of mind for many Ohioans. The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio supports organizations such as the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center (JCFSHC) that work to improve health care access for underserved populations.

HealthPath is Seeking Volunteer Proposal Reviewers for the 2015 Community Connections initiative

We are seeking community members to help us decide what projects get funded through Community Connections grants by volunteering to serve on a Grant Proposal Review Committee. In 2015, Community Connections is funding family violence prevention projects. Volunteers will make recommendations about which projects to fund, learn more about family violence prevention efforts, and network with others in their communities.

Kamerer Joins the Healthpath Foundation of Ohio Board of Trustees

Kamerer Joins the Healthpath Foundation of Ohio Board of Trustees

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio today announced the appointment of Nolan Kamerer, of Cincinnati, to the organization’s Board of Trustees.

Grantee Spotlight: A Success Story of the Warren County Community Services’ Friendly Visitor Program

Grantee Spotlight: A Success Story of the Warren County Community Services’ Friendly Visitor Program

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio has invested in organizations like Warren County Community Services that implement programs, such as Friendly Visitor, which provides extra care to older Ohioans to enhance their quality of life and prevent elder abuse.

Share Your Story, Ohio! Contest

In celebration of our 15th anniversary, The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio is sponsoring the Share Your Story, Ohio! contest. We are collecting stories from our 36-county service area to celebrate the work of our partners in the fields of family violence prevention, preventive oral health care, and strengthening Ohio's safety net.

Grantee Spotlight: Partnership for Violence Free Families Works to Address Mental Illnesses in Allen County

Grantee Spotlight: Partnership for Violence Free Families Works to Address Mental Illnesses in Allen County

In 2014, 11% of Allen County adults had a period of two or more weeks when they felt so sad or hopeless nearly every day that they stopped doing usual activities. For youth in the county, this number represents more than one-quarter, or 29%, who reported they felt sad or hopeless. In 2014, the Health Assessment results indicated that 18% of Allen County 6th-12th grade youth had seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year and 8% admitted actually attempting suicide in the past year.

Grantee Spotlight: Talking About Touching, A Program of the American Red Cross Stark County Chapter

Hundreds of thousands of children are physically abused each year by someone close to them. In 2014, more than 80,000 cases of child abuse or neglect were filed with children’s services right here in the Buckeye state. Talking About Touching is a program designed for students in kindergarten through third grade, which offers a series of classes that discuss important safety lessons.

Grantee Spotlight: Two Approaches to Addressing Workforce Development

Grantee Spotlight: Two Approaches to Addressing Workforce Development

Programs like HPAC and Building Bridges to Careers strive to find the next generation of professionals who want to better serve their communities and become role models, helping HealthPath further its goal of improving workforce development.

HealthPath Grantee Spotlight – Manchester School-Based Health Center Dental Project

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HPF-Ohio) has invested in multiple strategies for improving oral health and removing barriers to dental care for low-income and other vulnerable Ohioans, especially children. One initiative that HPF-Ohio has provided funding for is the Manchester School-Based Health Center Dental Project, which funds dental services for the students at Manchester schools in Adams County, Ohio.

HealthPath Awards Health Care Grants in 36 Counties

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HPF-Ohio) awarded a total of $262,180 in grants in 36 counties. The funded projects that will increase access to health care, including primary, oral, specialty and behavioral health care.

HealthPath Releases Updated Family Violence Data for all 88 Counties

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio, in partnership with the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center, is pleased to announce the release of the latest update of the Ohio Family Violence Prevention Project data set.

Kathy King receives 2014 Community Connector Award from HealthPath Foundation of Ohio

Kathy King receives 2014 Community Connector Award from HealthPath Foundation of Ohio

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HPF-Ohio) awarded its 2014 Community Connector Award to Kathy King, Guardian ad Litem and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Manager for ProKids in Cincinnati. The award was presented at the Foundation’s annual Community Connections Luncheon on October 3.

Grantee Spotlight: Child Focus - The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio

Childhood sexual abuse is an uncomfortable topic to think about, let alone discuss with your children. But prevention means adults need to be educated. Find out how two HealthPath grantees are tackling this tough topic.

School Dental Clinic Changes Lives

School Dental Clinic Changes Lives

At six-years-old, Dylan* needed seven fillings and two extractions.

The HealthPath Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

The HealthPath Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio welcomes Stephanie Wyler to its Board of Trustees.

Ten Grants to Strengthen Ohio’s Health Care Safety Nets

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HPF-Ohio) has awarded nine Strengthening Ohio’s Safety Net (SOSNet) Grants, totaling more than $1.4 million. These grants are designed to improve health care access for underserved populations within HPF-Ohio’s 36-county service area, with a primary focus on rural areas.

New Report: Partnering to Improve Access to Oral Health in Ohio Through Strategic Grantmaking and Collaboration

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio, Osteopathic Heritage Foundations, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and Ohio Department of Health released the report, Partnering to Improve Access to Oral Health in Ohio Through Strategic Grantmaking and Collaboration

Many lack access to dental care in Ohio

According to the 2013 Ohio Health Issues Poll (OHIP), nearly 4 in 10 (39 percent) of Ohio adults reported having no dental insurance.

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