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Community Partnership Grants

Partnering for Healthier Tomorrows

Valley Health recognizes our community’s health concerns are complex and that we cannot solve them alone. We are proud to support and partner with area community agencies, allowing us to leverage our resources for more meaningful impact on persistent health trends and disparities affecting our region.

Request for Partnerships

Valley Health’s mission is Serving our Community by Improving Health, and we are inviting community agencies to become our partners in strengthening community health--with sustainable programs, projects, and activities that address the specific health-related challenges present in our region.

How to apply:

  • Review the Community Partnership Grant Guidelines prior to submitting an application.
  • Use the fillable PDF to complete your partnership application and request for financial support as it relates to improving community health. Completed applications should be submitted to Jason Craig, Director of Community Health at jcraig@valleyhealthlink.com.
  • The deadline for submitting a proposal is February 1, 2023, with the projected date for a one-year period of funding to begin May 2023. Partner selection and awards will be announced no later than March 2023.

Community Partnership Overview

Every three years, Valley Health conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment [CHNA] to better understand the health of the communities we serve. The 2022 CHNA process included collecting and analyzing data from over 1,800 completed surveys, interviewing nearly two hundred community leaders and conducting six community response sessions across our region. After a thorough analysis of the CHNA results, Valley Health selected the following priority community needs to focus on during the 2023-2025 period, with the goal of significantly impacting community health:

Identified Needs

  1. Mental Health and Substance Use
  2. Health Behaviors and Chronic Disease
  3. Access to Care/Clinical Care
  4. Social and Economic Factors

Strategies to Address Identified Needs

The following strategies have been identified as effective approaches for tackling the selected needs. Valley Health is looking to partner with community agencies to implement these strategies across the region. One or more of these strategies should be addressed as part of any Community Partnership Grant application.

  1. Connect the community to the services needed to improve health and ensure health equity using Education and Navigation.
  2. Create a digital health center that is consistent, effective, and prepared to serve and connect multiple clinical programs simultaneously utilizing Telehealth capabilities.
  3. Establish a behavioral health integration model within the primary care setting with the support of mental health professionals and psychiatric provider consultation as part of a Behavioral Health Continuum.
  4. Establish a Transportation Network of staff, volunteers and community partners to support compliance with medical needs and abate barriers to social determinants of health due to transportation.
  5. Evaluate Mobile Health Services for local employers and community members to create a preventive care and screening option that supports the socio-economic needs of the employed, rural, and underserved areas of the community.
  6. Develop Community Collaborations to address disparities involving social determinants of health and health equity.

Community Partnership Grants, along with other collaborative efforts, aim to positively impact the health, welfare and quality of life of our communities. Healthy people build strong, stable communities, and by working collaboratively with community partners, Valley Health believes we can achieve meaningful results and improve health outcomes in our region. Community agencies which would like to join Valley Health in its mission are invited to submit a Community Partnership Grants.

For more information about Valley Health’s Community Partnership Grants, please email Jason Craig, EdD, BCBA, Director of Community Health at jcraig@valleyhealthlink.com.