Community Healthcare Initiative Fund
What Is the Community Health Initiative Fund
Data shows about 80% of an individual’s health is determined by social factors outside a clinic: lack of access to healthy food, safe housing, quality education, jobs paying living wages, and other factors. Central Health developed the Community Health Initiative Fund to address these factors by shaping better health care service delivery strategies.
To help Central Health determine what types of services should be funded and where, local organizations or agencies are invited to submit non-clinical plans or ideas to address health inequities and service gaps in our community.
Submissions will be via a formal Request for Information (RFI) process. Ideally, non-clinical interventions will address the wellness and prevention service priorities of Central Health’s system of care such as:
- Diet, nutrition and exercise support
- Health literacy and communication support
- Disease prevention and screening support
- Community health capacity-building support
Following the initial idea submission phase, Central Health will begin review of the submissions to develop one or more Requests for Proposals (RFP) and invite organizations to submit their proposals in early 2022 for possible funding. The RFPs will also be available via the purchasing portal.