WATERVILLE — Inland Hospital seeks proposals that measurably impact one of these priority health issues as identified in the 2016 Shared Community Health Needs Assessment: Obesity, substance abuse/opioid harm reduction, mental health, poverty/economic opportunity and healthy food access.

Approximately four awards will be made; applicants can request up to $5,000 for projects.

Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to carry out implementation projects which meet the following criteria:

• Address a priority need and target a priority population,

• Reach significant numbers of people in the priority population,

• Use evidence-informed approaches that are likely to achieve results,

• Define measurable objectives and how results will be measured, and

• Leverage the strength of partners to implement and sustain the effort.

The hospital recommends reviewing the Shared CHNA and applying its data to proposals. It also encourages applicants to visit What Works for Health at countyhealthrankings.org to find evidence-informed strategies that can make the most impact. Finalists may be invited to present their proposals to a selection committee.

The application deadline is Feb 5, to apply, visit inlandhospital.org.

For more information, contact the Inland Hospital Community Relations department at 861-3293 or [email protected].

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