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.
CINCINNATI (October 7, 2014) – 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.
(CINCINNATI, February 16, 2017) — The Community Connector Award recognizes 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.
In 2012, The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio launched our Community Connections initiative to engage more organizations and people within our service area through grants, community programs, and volunteer opportunities. In this spirit of connecting communities to the resources they need to be healthier, HealthPath has created the Community Connector Award.
Eligibility for the Community Connector Award
Nominees for the Community Connector Award must:
HealthPath Board members, staff, grantees, and community members may nominate a person or team of up to two people for the Community Connector Award. Nominations will be accepted online. The deadline is Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
The nomination will ask for:
HealthPath will create a selection panel to review the nominations and select the award winner. The winner will be notified on April 14, 2017.
The Community Connectors will be honored at the Community Connections Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Community Connector(s) will receive an individual recognition plaque and will designate an operating support grant of $2,500 to the nonprofit organization of their choice. The nonprofit must work in one of HealthPath’s result areas and predominantly serve at least one of HealthPath’s 36 counties.
For more information please contact Christine Mulvin at 513-768-6117 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit our website.
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Please join us as we announce HealthPath's 2017 Community Connections grantees and the 2017 Community Connector Award winner.
At the luncheon, you will hear from Keynote Speaker TaKeysha Sheppard Cheney. She serves at the director of Community Engagement for Molina Healthcare of Ohio, a subsidiary of a FORTUNE 500, multi-state health care organization that arranges for the delivery of health care services to individuals and families who receive their care through Medicaid, Medicare and other government-funded programs. As director, Cheney oversees strategic community partnerships and sponsorships that ultimately contribute to enrollment growth and the engagement of current members.
Following the luncheon, meet colleagues and learn more about who is working in the issue areas and counties you are interested in during a brief networking session.
Breakout Sessions - 1:45-3:25 p.m.
You won't want to miss participating in three concurrent, small group sessions. Designed to help grantees and future applicants with their community engagement, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about:
For more information, visit our Community Connections page.
THE HEALTHPATH FOUNDATION OF OHIO AWARDS 2018 GRANTS FOR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, AGING
INITIATIVES TO NORTHEAST OHIO AGENCIES
CINCINNATI (May 24, 2018) - The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HealthPath) recently awarded $30,000 in grants to four organizations dedicated to improving community health in northeast Ohio. The grants are part of HealthPath’s Community Connections initiative, which awarded 22 grants this year totaling more than $155,057 to Ohio nonprofit organizations. The grants will be used over a two-year period.
“We recognize that changes in health and healthy behaviors depend on solutions built upon the strengths and needs of the individuals living in the community,” said Eric DeWald, president of HealthPath. “The Community Connections initiative was designed to do just that, and we are proud to partner with exemplary nonprofit organizations to help all Ohioans reach their fullest health potential.”
The 2018 grantees serving the northeast Ohio region (each receiving a $7,500 grant) include:
Since the Community Connections program began in 2012, HealthPath has awarded more than$1.45 million through 176 grants to organizations throughout Ohio.
For more information or for a full list of 2018 grantees, visit www.healthpathohio.org.
About The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio
The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HealthPath) is committed to helping all Ohioans, regardless of status, wealth or circumstances, achieve their fullest health potential. HealthPath works within a 36-county region to achieve the results of Cavity-Free Kids, Healthy Ohioans and Safe Elders. Since 1999, HealthPath has invested more than $18 million in community projects that address health issues faced by Ohioans. For more information, visit www.healthpathohio.org.
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CINCINNATI (May 24, 2018) - The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HealthPath) recently awarded $125,057 in
grants to 18 organizations dedicated to improving community health in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas.
The grants are part of HealthPath’s Community Connections initiative, which awarded 22 grants this
year totaling more than $155,057 to Ohio nonprofit organizations. The grants will be used over a twoyear
“We recognize that changes in health and healthy behaviors depend on solutions built upon the
strengths and needs of the individuals living in the community,” said Eric DeWald, president of
HealthPath. “The Community Connections initiative was designed to do just that, and we are proud to
partner with exemplary nonprofit organizations to help all Ohioans reach their fullest health potential.”
The 2018 grantees serving the southwest Ohio region include:
Serving Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties:
Serving Clark County:
Serving Clinton County:
Serving Greene County:
Serving Hamilton County:
Serving Scioto County:
Serving Warren County:
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