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Community Health Needs Assessment | Financial Assistance

Inland Requests Proposals to Improve Community Health

Release Date: 01/17/2018

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 that measurably impact one of these priority health issues as identified in the 2016 Shared Community Health Needs Assessment (Shared CHNA):                          

  •          Obesity
  •          Substance abuse/opioid harm reduction
  •          Mental health
  •          Poverty/economic opportunity
  •          Healthy food access

Approximately four awards will be made; applicants may request up to $5,000 for projects.
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  and applying its data to proposals. We also encourage applicants to visit What Works for Health at countyhealthrankings.org to find evidence-informed strategies that make the most impact. Finalists may be invited to present their proposals to a selection committee. 

Please visit http://www.inlandhospital.org/About-Our-Organization/Community-Benefit.aspx to learn more and to complete the online application. The deadline for completed applications is February 11, 2018. If you have questions, please contact the Inland Hospital Community Relations department at 1-207-861-3293 or inlandcr@emhs.org.