Owensboro Health announces recipients of 2019 Community Health Investments Grant Program

OWENSBORO, Ky. — Owensboro Health announced its 2019 Community Health Investments Grant Program recipients on Thursday, Aug. 15, with 37 agencies receiving funding.

The Community Health Investments Grants provide in-kind and financial support for health, human services and arts projects and programming throughout the region. Funded projects and agencies being supported span a wide array of regional needs, from children in local school districts to aging adults and senior services.

The grants are targeted at a number of identified community health needs including the health system’s four priority focus areas: Tobacco and Related Diseases; Older Adults and Aging; Arts in Healing; and Children and School Health. This year, the grants will support 37 agencies and their projects throughout the region, with a total of $644,405.58 in funds being distributed during FY2020. This year’s amount means Owensboro Health has invested more than $6.7 million in area agencies since 2009.

Greg Strahan, Owensboro Health’s president and CEO, said these grants are vital part of Owensboro Health fulfilling its mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities we serve.

“Owensboro Health is proud to support our communities by partnering with organizations that share our commitment to improving the health of the region,” Strahan said. “These agencies are doing valuable, innovative work that will impact many lives in Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana. By working together, we can achieve even more for the people that we serve.”

Agencies and projects funded for the upcoming fiscal year are listed below:

  • Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum – Bluegrass Music Programming as a Means to Enrich Community Wellness
  • Brescia University – Brescia University Clinical Psychology Program
  • CASA of Ohio Valley – Breaking the Cycle
  • Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club – Exergames
  • Community Dental Clinic – Expanding Access to Oral Healthcare, Educating the Community, and School Screenings Project
  • Daviess County Diabetes Coalition – Reducing Chronic Disease, Increasing Resiliency: CARE Direct
  • Daviess County Public Library – Get Healthy @ the Library!
  • Daviess County Public Schools – The Umbrella Project: A Mindful Movement
  • Girls Incorporated of Owensboro Daviess County – Girls Minds + Bodies Initiative
  • Green River District Health Department – DC-CAP – DC-CAP Improving Access to Care
  • Green River District Health Department – Quit Now – Quit Now Kentucky Program
  • H.L. Neblett Community Center – H.L. Neblett Comprehensive Health Initiative Project
  • Hancock County Partners Coalition – E-Cigarette Prevention and Cessation
  • Help Office of Hancock County, Inc. – Reducing Food Insecurity and Increasing Access to Basic Needs Assistance in Hancock County
  • Hope2All, Inc. – Combat Food Insecurities for Families and Seniors
  • Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Kentucky – Phase IV Palliative Care of Western Kentucky Continuing Education Drive
  • International Center of Kentucky – Refugee Health Coordination
  • Light of Chance, Inc. – Breathe Youth Arts Residency Program
  • Muhlenberg Co. Opportunity Center – Exploring Healthy Living
  • New Beginnings Sexual Assault Support Services – Transforming Trauma
  • Owensboro Dance Theatre, Inc. – Dance for Wellness Project
  • Owensboro Museum of Fine Art – Riverartes IV: The Art of Placemaking
  • Owensboro Public Schools – Comprehensive District Vision Project
  • O.P.S. Foundation for Excellence – Owensboro High School Biomedical Project
  • Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition, Inc. – Community, Business and Professional Awareness Campaign for Suicide Prevention
  • Owensboro Symphony Orchestra – Music “On Call”
  • Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Little Sluggers Program – Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Little Sluggers T-ball League
  • RiverPark Center – 2019-2020 Broadway and Pay What You Can Program
  • Senior Community Center of Owensboro-Daviess County, Inc. – Senior Community Center Frozen Meal Project
  • Success Through Mentoring- Spencer County – Success Through Mentoring
  • Supplies Over Seas – Hospital Recycling Partner
  • Susan G. Komen Evansville Tri-State – Saving Lives in Western Kentucky
  • The Salvation Army – Kitchen and Dining Room Renovation
  • The Way of Rockport Indiana, Inc. – Healthy Living Skills: Substance Abuses & Dental Program
  • Theatre Workshop of Owensboro – Spotlight on Kids
  • United Methodist Home of Kentucky, Inc. – Mary Kendall Campus – Capstone Project
  • Wendell Foster’s Campus for Developmental Disabilities – Day Training Facility Upgrade
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