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HealthPath Awards Direct Service Grants to Ohio Organizations

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio recently awarded $348,500 in direct service grants to 10 organizations dedicated to improving community health in 23 Ohio counties.

Foundation Invests Nearly $350,000 in Projects for 23 Ohio Counties

CINCINNATI (September 18, 2018)  – The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HealthPath) recently awarded $348,500 in direct service grants to 10 organizations dedicated to improving community health in 23 Ohio counties. Each grant aligns with one of HealthPath’s three results areas: Cavity-Free Kids, Healthy Ohioans or Safe Elders.

“In order to ensure a positive change in the health and healthy behavior of Ohio residents, we must first understand that the strengths and needs of every community are unique,” said Eric DeWald, president of HealthPath. “No one is more aware of the needs of a community better than citizens within them. We are proud to partner with exemplary nonprofit organizations to help all Ohioans reach their fullest health potential.”

The 2018 direct service grantees include: 

Serving Hamilton and Butler counties:
Health Care Access Now ($50,000 grant): Social, environmental and access to care barriers make it challenging for some women in Hamilton and Butler counties to seek medical assistance during pregnancy. This grant will allow HCAN to expand its capacity to provide the knowledge and skills needed by women during and after their pregnancy. 

Serving Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties:
Mercy Health of Youngstown ($50,000 grant): The grant will fund a mobile medical clinic, which will provide high- quality, affordable health care to residents in rural Appalachian areas. The mobile clinic will primarily serve socio- economically segregated communities and minority populations. 

Serving Allen, Auglaize and Hardin counties:
Partnership for Violence-Free Families ($20,000 grant): To provide better access to health care, PVFF will use this grant to train individuals in Mental Health First Aid. Once trained, these individuals will provide help and resources to those struggling with mental illness.

Serving Holmes County:
Healthcare 2000 Community Clinic, Inc. ($50,000 grant): Funding from this grant will provide specialty care, behavioral health and dental, medical and case management services to low-income, uninsured or underinsured residents of Holmes County.

Serving Clark County:
United Senior Services ($30,200 grant): Building on the existing CARE program, United Senior Services will use this grant to prevent the exploitation of older adults, heighten public awareness about elder exploitation and develop proactive solutions to protect their assets. 

Serving Miami County:
Miami County Dental Clinic ($10,000 grant): The Travelling Smiles Portable Dentistry Program will provide preventive and restorative dental care and oral health education for children in Miami County who don’t have access to dental care otherwise.

Serving Clermont County:
HealthSource of Ohio ($60,000 grant): In partnership with the West Clermont School District, HealthSource will expand an existing school-based health center to offer comprehensive dental services to their student body who may not have access to dental and health care otherwise.

Serving Trumbull County:
Family & Community Services Inc. ($18,300 grant): This grant will fund the SCOPE Traveling Pantry, which will provide fresh food and groceries to older adults of Trumbull County, particularly those living in food desert areas. 

Serving Allen, Auglaize, Butler, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Hardin, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Van Wert and Warren counties:
Dayton Children’s Hospital Foundation ($40,000 grant): To improve the health and wellness of children in the community, this grant will support the Center for Community Health and Advocacy, which focuses on primary prevention with the goal of optimizing care for vulnerable populations of children, including those who experience disparities in health service delivery.

Serving all Ohio counties:
Ohio Association of Community Health Centers ($20,000 grant): This grant will help pilot a Brush, Book, Bed Program, which will teach caregivers the importance of a regular night-time routine for kids and the importance of good oral hygiene.

About 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. 

MEDIA CONTACT: Diane Hurd, 614.532.5279,  


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