COLUMBUS, OHIO (February 20, 2018) - The Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) Health Value Dashboard is a tool to track Ohio’s progress towards health value — a composite measure of Ohio’s performance on population health outcomes and healthcare spending. The Dashboard examines Ohio’s performance relative to other states, tracks change over time and examines Ohio’s greatest health disparities and inequities.
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:
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.
MEDIA CONTACT: Diane Hurd, 614.532.5279, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE HEALTHPATH FOUNDATION OF OHIO AWARDS DIRECT SERVICE GRANTS TO OHIO ORGANIZATIONS
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.
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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:
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The event is free to attend. Please RSVP by May 3 by clicking here.
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.
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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