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Health Project Announces Community Benefit Board Initiative Grantees

Funds support initiatives that address health needs identified in recent Community Health Needs Assessment

The Health Project’s Advisory Board of Directors announced their grantee recipients of the Community Benefit Initiative Grant Program. Grantees will be able to utilize their funds starting July 2017 through September 2018.

A total of $125,000 has been granted to this year’s grantees: Montague Area Public Schools’ Real Food SEED Project, Pathways Arbor Circle’s Total Trek Quest Program, Dwelling Place Nonprofit Housing Association of Grand Rapids Roosevelt Apartment’s Community Gardens in Muskegon Heights, Catholic Charities West Michigan’s Substance Abuse Counseling Program, Community Encompass’ Muskegon Prescribes Food for Health Program, Muskegon YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, Boys and Girls Club’s SMART Moves – Prevention Program.

The Community Benefit Initiative Grant program was created to facilitate the investment of community benefit funds by the Health Project’s Advisory Board of Directors into the community. This fund supports initiatives that address health needs identified in Mercy Health’s most recent Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). To view the full CHNA report, please visit http://www.MercyHealth.com/CHNA .

Stevi Riel, Executive Director of the Health Project, feels strongly that community partnerships are critical to making progress in the improvement of health behaviors in Muskegon and Oceana Counties. “The Community Benefit Initiative Grant program is an opportunity for us to invest in our community and put our Community Health Needs Assessment into action. Improving the health of the population isn’t a task that can be accomplished by one entity or group – we all have to commit to recognizing our place and moving forward together. The best investment for Mercy Health Muskegon is in the organizations that have experience – and the outcomes – doing the work that drives change at the community level.”

Grants are awarded once a year. Applications for the next round will be available March 2018.

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