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Community Benefit Program

Inland requests proposals to improve community health

As a member of EMHS, Inland Hospital is committed to improving the health of the communities we serve. Our Community Benefit grant program is designed to help address priority health issues facing local communities by expanding partnerships and use of evidence-informed prevention practices. Inland Hospital is seeking proposals from non-profit organizations that measurably impact one of these priority health issues: obesity; substance abuse; mental health; poverty/economic opportunity; or oral health as identified in our 2015 Shared Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Approximately four awards will be made; applicants may request up to $5,000 for projects to be completed by December 30, 2016.

Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to carry out implementation projects which meet the following criteria:
  1. Address a priority need and target a priority population
  2. Reach significant numbers of people in the priority population
  3. Use evidence-informed approaches that are likely to achieve results
  4. Define measurable objectives and how results will be measured
  5. Leverage the strength of partners to implement and sustain the effort
We recommend reviewing the Shared CHNA at inlandhospital.org and applying its data to proposals. We also encourage you to visit countyhealthrankings.org to find evidence-informed strategies that make the most impact. Finalists will be invited to present their proposals to a selection committee this spring.

The deadline for completed applications is March 14, 2016. If you have questions, please contact the Inland Hospital Community Relations department at 861-3293 or inlandcr@emhs.org. Thank you.

Please note: Please save your answers in a Word Document from which you can copy and paste into the online application boxes once you are ready to submit your application. The reason for this is if you input your answers directly into the online application and have to step away from your desk or for some reason are unable to finish, your responses will have been saved in the Word Document whereas your answers in the online application are temporary and will be deleted once you close out of the application.


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