Steubenville, Ohio—July 14, 2023—Trinity Health System is inviting local non-profit organizations to consider applying for grants that support the delivery of services vital to improving health and wellbeing and improving health equity. The application period opens this Monday, July 17, 2023, and runs through Friday, Sept. 8, 2023.
Successful applicants will be announced in November for projects conducted between January and December 2024.
This opportunity is part of the CommonSpirit Health Community Health Improvement Grants program. Trinity Health System is part of CommonSpirit Health, which was created in 2019 when Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health came together to create a national health system.
“Being a part of CommonSpirit Health allows for this program to benefit our local community,” said Laurie Labishak, Market Director of MarCom and Grant Coordinator for this project. “We are excited to work with local non-profit organizations collaboratively to find creative ways to improve the health of the communities we serve.”
The grant program is focused specifically on significant needs identified in Trinity Health System’s most recent community health needs assessment. The hospital conducts a needs assessment every three years to help it and community partners identify and address priority health and social needs faced by residents and the region.
“Anytime we can partner with our community to improve health, it’s a good thing,” said Matt Grimshaw, Chief Executive Officer, Trinity Health System. “Providing funding, as well as human resources, to make an impact is a win-win for all of us.”
Trinity Health System is accepting proposals that address overall health and wellness, including the reduction of obesity due to inactivity and access to recreation; diabetes; heart disease; maternal and child health; behavioral health and substance abuse; and senior adult health services.
“We strive to be intentional and strategic in our community outreach, partnerships, and philanthropic giving,” Michael Bilton, System Senior Director for Community Health and Community Benefit at CommonSpirit, said. “It is important for our hospitals to use their resources in ways that help improve high-priority, locally relevant health issues. These grants are one example of that.”
Bilton also commented on the value of working with community organizations.
“The grant program reflects a commitment to partnering with the communities we serve, and to stimulating collaboration among others,” he said. “Grant applications must include collaborating partner organizations helping to deliver services and not be solely about one agency’s work.”
Interested organizations can learn more about the grant program, including eligibility criteria, how to apply, and a local contact for questions, by visiting https://www.commonspirit.org/communitygrants.