The HealthPath Foundation recently approved $390,000 in grants to 8 organizations for projects related to workforce development. Projects represent work in all three result areas, and focus on developing a health care workforce pipeline or increasing skills of the existing workforce.
CINCINNATI, OHIO (January 30, 2017) — 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. Grant awards may range from a minimum
of $10,000 to a maximum of $100,000 with a grand total of $400,000 in 2017.
HealthPath has invested in health care workforce development for over five years through our Strengthening Ohio’s Safety Net focus area. This work was limited to the primary care and oral health care workforces. As a result of our 2016 strategic planning process, we have expanded the scope of our workforce development initiative and will be investing in workforce projects related to our results areas of Cavity-Free Kids, Healthy Ohioans, and Safe Elders. These projects can establish pipelines of future workers or enhance the skills and capacity of existing workers.
March 30, 2015 - Ohio’s youth often find their future and career paths intimidating. They may not know all of the options available to them or where to look to find opportunities. In some rural or urban areas, youth may not think there are any opportunities and they move away, decreasing the valuable human capital in some areas.
To help introduce youth to health care career opportunities and balance the workforce distribution, The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio has invested in organizations that provide education and funding to Ohio youth who are interested in continuing their education in health disciplines.
Two such projects are Health Professions Affinity Communities (HPAC) and Building Bridges to Careers. HealthPath is currently funding three universities to establish HPACs in our service area: Northeast Ohio Medical University (featured below), the University of Cincinnati, and Youngstown State University.
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.
To raise awareness about health, HPAC students wrote positive messages and health facts outside of their schools.
Northeast Ohio Medical University’s (NEOMED) HPAC is a program designed to support and guide high school students who have an interest in a career in the health profession. The program offers a variety of academic and community-based experiences with the goal to empower students to take charge of their future and their academic and career development, and to make a difference in the health of their communities in Northeast Ohio. NEOMED is using the HealthPath funding to establish HPACs at Marietta Senior High School in Washington County and Shenandoah High School in Monroe County.
Established in 2011, the NEOMED HPAC program brings student’s ideas to life operating in five stages utilizing the “IDEAS” concept.
Since its inception, more than 2,000 Ohio students have participated in NEOMED HPAC’s five-step program. Additionally, each program is enacted in the local communities and schools and is shared online and in person. NEOMED estimates that more than 10,000 people in Ohio have been impacted by its HPAC.
For more information on HPAC, visit HPAC.me or Facebook.com/NEOMEDHPAC. For more information on Building Bridges to Careers, visit BuildingBridgesToCareers.org.
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CINCINNATI (Dec. 16, 2015) — 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.
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CINCINNATI (September 17, 2015) — The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio, a supporting organization of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, is seeking an Executive Director.
The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HPFO) is a $22 million supporting organization of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. A grantmaking organization dedicated to improving the health of underserved Ohioans, HPFO has historically awarded prevention-focused grants to nonprofits and government organizations within its 36-county service area.
HPFO focuses on vital, yet often neglected, health issues – family violence prevention, oral health, and strengthening the healthcare safety net to ensure that all Ohioans have access to primary health and dental care. Change is promoted through direct services, capacity building for nonprofits and policy work at the state and local level.
HPFO encourages collaboration among Ohio’s many stakeholders, including other funders, government agencies, policymakers, the Ohio Department of Health, and other groups, to address unmet healthcare needs.
The Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing the operations of the HealthPath Foundation of Ohio. The Executive Director coordinates and supports the HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HPFO) Board in strategic planning, design and implementation and evaluation of HPFO initiative including grantmaking, capacity building, and policy advocacy.
The Executive Director serves as the primary contact for nonprofits, state agencies, other funders, partners and stakeholders and as such the position is highly visible in HPFO’s service area. The Executive Director is expected to develop and maintain a knowledge base of current trends, activities and changes related to health care needs for underserved Ohioans within HPFO’s service area, particularly in the areas of preventive oral health care and family violence prevention.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field, at least 7-10 years of senior leadership, some portion in the nonprofit sector required. A desire to work in and with nonprofit sector is essential. Grantmaking experience is highly desirable. Strong interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills, analytic and problem solving skills. Proven ability to work as a team player with diverse groups of people. Excellent planning, organizational, time and multi-task management skills. Financial analysis skills highly desirable. Computer literate; experience working with data bases strongly preferred. Must be able to travel.
Two ways to apply:
Deadline for receiving resumes is October 20, 2015.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is committed to attracting and retaining the best talent and providing an outstanding working environment for all of its employees. We pride ourselves on creating an enjoyable work environment. We value our employees and show appreciation for their hard work in many ways. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Eric DeWald, Cheryl Jones, Cheryl Wheeler, and Mike Espel
Congratulations to our 2017 Community Connector Award winners Mike Espel of St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy, and Cheryl Wheeler and Cheryl Jones of Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley. They were honored at the Community Connections Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Community Connectors received an individual recognition plaque and designated an operating support grant of $2,500 to the nonprofit organization of their choice.
Mike Espel has been connecting the under-served of Cincinnati to the pharmacy services they need to meet their health goals for over 40 years. As a former pharmacist for the Cincinnati Health Department, Mike was selected to become the founding pharmacy director of St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy in 2006. In this role, Mike opened a second location to increase medication access to neighboring communities.
From procuring donated medications and grant funding to managing staff and volunteers, Mike dedicates himself to ensure the pharmacy operations run smoothly. He invests time motivating patients to achieve their health goals and truly believes anyone can make a change to better themselves.
Cheryl Wheeler and Cheryl Jones collectively boast almost 60 years of dedicated service to Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley. Wheeler works as director of Children and Senior Services and Jones is the senior manager of Youth and Senior Services.
Wheeler is a former consultant and coach for the National Easter Seals Senior and Adult Day Services Network, as well as a member of the National Easter Seals Outcomes Task Force. She is a trainer for Centers Serving Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled and Older Adults as well as for Matter of Balance, an evidence-based program on falls prevention. Wheeler is past president of the Ohio Association of Adult Day Services and is a current member of the American Society on Aging, the National Council on Aging, and the National Adult Day Services Association. She also serves on the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter Board of Directors.
Jones is the former manager of Outreach Services with the Community Action Agency in Cincinnati. She volunteered with the Head Start Program, assisting grandparents who were raising their grandchildren. At Lutheran Social Services, she worked with single parents and grandparents and children to facilitate and provide oversight for family advocacy, education, and community engagement. Jones works with the Miami Valley chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and will be a panelist for its 2017 Dimensions of Dementia.
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