Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton is offering mini-grants in amounts ranging from $500 up to $2,000 to local service agencies, non-profit organizations, Boards of Health, coalitions and community groups to address specific community health needs outlined in the hospital’s 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment.
Last year the hospital provided $4,500 in mini-grants to four local organizations, including Girl Power, Joanna’s Place, Old Colony Hospice and South Shore YMCA Germantown Neighborhood Center. Grant applications are available through the hospital, and applicants should submit proposals which use proven or promising practices to improve primary care, disease prevention and/or health promotion for vulnerable populations with a focus on at least one of the following issue priorities:
Awareness, education, prevention and screening activities and campaigns that can continue and /or be implemented to improve the community’s health by working on prevention efforts targeted to reduce health risks;
Offer educational programs and/or screenings to address chronic disease prevention and education that impacts vulnerable populations;
- Increase awareness of substance abuse as a growing health problem with a focus on education and prevention;
- Enhance community knowledge of mental health as a primary health issue and promote available mental health resources and supports;
- Develop programming that addresses the health and improvement of quality of life for seniors
Programs created to address these health priorities should target the following populations:
- Individuals with or at risk of chronic disease and behavioral health conditions
- Low-income individuals and families
- Older adults (especially frail or socially isolated)
Applications must be for programs in BID-Milton’s market area of Milton, Randolph, Quincy, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Canton or Braintree and are due Friday, May 6.
For more information call Robert McCrystal, director of communications, at 617-313-1590.