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Community Health Improvement Plan grant

Jackson Care Connect empowers people and systems to Improve the health of our community.

The health and well-being of our community is of primary concern for Jackson Care Connect. In an effort to improve the lives of those we serve and to build the health of the community at large, Jackson Care Connect participated in a Community Health Assessment (CHA), along with other health care stakeholders in Jackson County. The CHA identifies local health priorities for the community. The most recent CHA was completed in 2018, and updated in 2022.

The findings of the CHA informed the new Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), which was completed in 2019. The CHIP is a process and document that outlines strategies to support the improved health of individuals and our community. Leaders from Jackson Care Connect, our Community Advisory Council (CAC) members and local health care stakeholders incorporated findings from the CHA into the new CHIP. See the full CHIP, All In For Health.

Jackson Care Connect is working with our partners to advance the priorities of the CHIP. As a non-profit, community-focused health plan, we are committed to investing in the community’s health. Jackson Care Connect is overseen by a local Board of Directors and informed by a Community Advisory Council. It is the Council that oversees the disbursement of grant dollars.

Grant opportunity 2023

Jackson Care Connect has opened a grant opportunity for projects taking place in 2023. There is a total of $180,000 available for this opportunity, and the maximum grant award for an organization is $35,000.

Applicants must be a nonprofit organization or a government agency, and grant applications must address at least one of the CHIP priority areas: Housing, Behavioral Health and Well-being, Parenting Support and Life Skills, Health Equity. Applications will be reviewed by our CAC and other community organizations/JCC staff.

Key application requirements:

  • Applicants must be open to host a possible site visit from Jackson Care Connect staff and Community Advisory Council (CAC) members, or to provide a presentation to JCC during grant review process.
  • If a site visit or presentation does occur, the Executive Director and a board member from the requesting agency must be present.
  • Projects must be completed within one year cycle (January 1, 2023 ­- December 31, 2023)
  • Projects must not have been awarded past funding through a CHIP grant
  • Applicants must apply through Zoom Grants. Please note: applicants must create an account in Zoom Grants to begin the process. Apply here.
  • The application deadline is September 1, 2022.

JCC staff will host two virtual technical assistance (TA) sessions. This is a chance to ask any questions around CHIP grant, CHIP priority areas, or brainstorm projects. Those dates are:

Please contact Nancy McKinnis, Health Equity Program Specialist, at mckinnisn@careoregon.or for additional information or if you have any questions.