Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (BID Milton) is offering three-year community health grants in the amount of $15,000 to non-profit organizations, including local service organizations, schools, boards of health, coalitions and community groups, that provide services in the hospital's market area of Milton, Quincy and Randolph. The grants, which are part of the BID Milton's Community Benefits Program, are intended to fund evidence-based or evidence-informed programs that address one of the following community health priorities:
- Chronic Disease Management and Prevention – Examples of programs that would be considered include increasing number of adults screened for high blood pressure, blood sugar or other conditions related to chronic diseases, increasing number of adults screened for cancer, reducing impact of chronic diseases, implementing new chronic disease prevention programs, providing timely access to treatment and/or seamless coordination of follow-up services.
- Social Determinants of Health – Examples of programs that would be considered include increasing number of adults and children with access to healthy food; providing nutrition education and food access to under resourced communities; increasing housing stability and decreasing the number of people who struggle with financial insecurity/rent insecurity.
- Healthy Aging - Examples of programs that would be considered include increasing access to social experiences for those who are isolated and lack family/caregiver and other social supports; implementing evidence-based programs to promote aging in place and reduce falls.
- Behavioral Health (Substance Abuse & Mental Health) - Examples of programs that would be considered include Increasing access to screening, education, referral, and patient engagement services for those identified with or at-risk of mental health and substance use issues in clinical and non-clinical settings; Reduce elder health isolation and depression.
Applicants may also submit programs that are not cited specifically as examples above as long as they address one of the four priority areas (Chronic Disease Management and Prevention, Social Determinants of Health, Healthy Aging and Behavioral Health). All programs implemented should be evidence-based or evidence-informed.
In addition, programs should target groups that have been economically/socially marginalized or under-resourced or experiencing barriers to services due to language or other significant socio-economic factors.
Completed applications are due Friday, July 9, 2021 by 5:00 pm EST.