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Grant opportunity available to select New York hospitals for innovative health programs

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The Charles R. Wood Foundation has announced it will provide one million dollars to community-based initiatives aimed at improving the health of the population in a select region over the next three years. The Foundation’s board released a request for proposals to encourage applicants to collaborate in efforts to improve the health status of residents and to reduce healthcare costs. Funding consideration will be limited to organizations serving Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Warren and Washington counties.

Board members cited the series of DOH reports in recent years detailing the critical nature of health issues in the region, including the New York State Population Health Improvement Program, Prevention Agenda 2019-2024, the New York State Health Innovation Plan and the North Country Health System Redesign Commission. They noted well-documented issues like the prevalence of chronic illness in an aging population, health worker shortages, uncontrolled but preventable illnesses and geographic access issues.

Details about the application process are available on the Charles R. Wood Foundation website. The next deadline for online grant application submissions is Sept. 1. Contact: Kristen Phillips

Published August 2, 2019