MCHS, SHP to invest $300K in ABCs for Healthy Communities grants
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Alcohol and other drugs, behavioral health, and chronic diseases powerfully affect the health of individuals, families and Wisconsin communities. To help address these issues, Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) and Security Health Plan (SHP) of Wisconsin, Inc., are partnering to offer funding through their ABCs for Healthy Communities grants.
Up to $300,000 in grant funding will be invested in supporting community efforts to address these multi-faceted issues, the ABCs – alcohol and other drug abuse, behavioral health and chronic diseases.
MCHS and SHP are extremely proud to support our local organizations and communities through the ABCs for Healthy Communities grant program,” said Jay Shrader, vice president, Community Health & Wellness, MCHS. “We’ve talked with hundreds of community partners over the last year, and we heard communities need resources to be successful in improving the health of communities we serve. Above the many programs and initiatives MCHS offers, we can further support local efforts through these grants.
All proposed initiatives and projects must address social determinants of health – education, employment, income, family and social support, community safety, environmental quality, and the built environment.
Funding may be used to develop new projects or programs, or to improve existing programs.
Organizations serving rural and underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply. A required letter of intent is due March 30. Grant application deadline is April 27 and award announcements are anticipated to be made the week of May 21.
To learn more or to submit an application, visit www.securityhealth.org/grant or contact Pa Khang, Community Benefits Program, Security Health Plan, 715-221-9608 or by email at [email protected]
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