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Help us make Ohio a healthier place to live by volunteering to review Community Connection proposals from your community. 

Getting Our Communities Involved

Recognizing that changes in health and healthy behaviors can only come about if they are rooted in a local community’s strengths, the Community Connections initiative will focus on organizations that support communities as they identify the changes they want to see and work to reach their goals. 

Not only are we providing grant funding, we are also seeking community members to help us decide what projects get funded. Volunteers on our Community Connections Grant Proposal Review Committees will make recommendations about which projects to fund, learn more about community efforts, and network with others in their regions.

To Volunteer:

We are currently seeking volunteers for the 2024 round of Community Connections.  We are looking for volunteers with knowledge of these regions or with subject matter knowledge in our result areas of Oral Health, Healthy Ohioans, and Age-Friendly Communities.

Have Questions?

For more information about HealthPath's Community Connections, contact Abby Haynes at 513-768-6125.

Reviewer Timeline:

  • Check back here to view the recording training for Community Connections reviewers

  • March 15, 2024 - Reviewers will receive assigned proposals

  • March 15 - 29, 2024 - Each reviewer to complete their review evaluations

  • March 29, 2024 - All evaluations are due

  • April 1 - 19, 2024 - Reviewer panels will meet (virtually via Zoom)

What We Expect From Our Proposal Reviewers:

  • Be honest and fair when reviewing and commenting on proposals

  • Give thoughtful, constructive feedback on proposals

  • Preserve the confidentiality of the proposals and what is discussed during meetings

  • Watch a webinar training session prior to reviewing proposals 

  • Commit adequate time to review proposals

  • Attend a 1–2 hour online proposal review meeting with other members of the committee

What Our Proposals Reviewers Can Expect From Us:

  • Be prompt with distributing proposals

  • Provide training on how to review proposals

  • Provide scoring guidelines on what we want you to look for in the proposals

  • Answer questions proposal readers may have in a timely manner

  • Create balanced proposal review committees that reflect the populations of the counties we serve

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