The theme for Dignity Health’s 2023 Community Health Improvement Grants program focuses on collaboration with an emphasis on responding to significant health needs identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment. The goal of the program is to develop strategic partnerships between community-based organizations that link services directly to Dignity Health’s Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, leveraging resources that address priority health issues and utilizing creative strategies that have a direct, positive and lasting impact on the health of disadvantaged individuals and families.
Listed below are the top 5 ranked significant health needs in order of priority for Nevada County. The remaining priority needs can be located in the most current Community Health Needs Assessments.
- Access to Basic Needs Such as Housing, Jobs, and Food
- Access to Mental/Behavioral Health and Substance Use Services
- Access to Quality Primary Care Health Services
- Access to Specialty and Extended Care
- System Navigation: System navigation refers to an individual’s ability to traverse fragmented social services and healthcare systems.
- Be a 501(c)3 organization (e.g., community health centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), non-government run FQHC look-a-likes, faith-based centers, family resource centers, community-based organizations and faith-based organizations).
- Work in collaboration with a minimum of 3 organizations.
- Program/Project responds to two or more of the stated priority health needs.
The 2023 Community Health Improvement Grants application period is now closed. For more information or to be included in our email list for future announcements, please email [email protected].