Published on August 15, 2019

Owensboro Health announces recipients of 2019 Community Health Investments Grant Program

Grant event group photo

OWENSBORO, Ky. (Aug 15, 2019) – Owensboro Health announced its 2019 Community Health Investments Grant Program recipients on Thursday, August 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


Contact: Somer Wilhite, Owensboro Health Marketing & Public Relations, (O) 270-685-7103, (C) 270-779-6970, Somer.Wilhite@OwensboroHealth.org.

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.