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:
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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“Immigrants and their children represent the majority of projected labor-force growth in the United States over the next four decades,” said Richey Piiparinen, director of The Center for Population Dynamics at Cleveland State University and the report’s author. “By making investments in supportive services here in Ohio, particularly for our newest immigrants, we can expedite their ability to positively contribute to Ohio’s economy.”
While many of Ohio’s immigrants have achieved conventional markers of success, including rates of educational attainment 15.4 percentage points higher than native-born Ohioans (42.1 percent of Ohio’s immigrants hold a four-year degree or higher compared to 26.7 percent of native-born Ohioans), immigrants have higher poverty rates than the native-born population (18.7 percent to 14.4 percent). This reality is a function of the time it takes to acclimate to a new country and its customs, and can be lessened with improved access to three types of services:
Supporting immigrants creates benefits for native-born Ohioans. Immigrants are more likely to fill physically demanding and emotionally draining jobs in high-demand fields such as home health care, catapulting native-born Ohioans into more skilled labor. As Ohio’s population ages, immigrants will play an important role in filling jobs for the estimated 1.1 million personal and home health care providers needed in the United States by 2026.
Additional findings in the report include:
“Ohio’s immigrants drive cultural, economic, and social dynamism,” Piiparinen said. “By improving language, legal, and healthcare services, we can help immigrants contribute to Ohio’s economy and our communities more quickly. We must begin to imagine immigrant support services as a launchpad, not a safety net.”
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Our Pathway to a Brighter Future: Ohio’s New Americans is the result of a collaboration of funders coordinated through Philanthropy Ohio. It was funded through the generous support of The George Gund Foundation, The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio, Needmor Fund, Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, Open Society Foundations and SC Ministry Foundation.
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:
Prevention of Family Violence
The funded projects that will increase access to health care, including primary, oral, specialty and behavioral health care.
Grantees will address barriers to health care, such as lack of insurance, lack of providers, language and cultural issues and transportation.
These grants are part of HPF-Ohio’s Community Connections initiative, which awarded 36 grants totaling over $262,180 to nonprofit organizations across the state of Ohio.
Organizations were each awarded regular grants of $5,000 and additional challenge grants of up to $2,500. These challenge grants will match money raised dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,500 total.
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