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Health Trust

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The Health Trust awards Health Partnership Grants for projects that advance policies, and develop and transform practices and systems pertaining to their focus areas: Improving Health Through Food, Making Chronic Diseases More Preventable & Manageable, and Prioritizing Health In Housing.Improving Health Through Food Funding PrioritiesThe Trust is interested in investing in projects that test innovative strategies, and/or change policies, practices, and systems to strengthen our community partners’ capacity to meet the food and nutritional needs of our most vulnerable.Scale food assistance for individuals in affordable and supportive housing.Develop community-clinical linkages that will utilize nutrition to support and improve the health and well-being of vulnerable individuals.Strengthen community-based agencies and programs that prioritize access to nutritious food for vulnerable children, families, and older adults.Making Chronic Conditions More Preventable & Manageable Funding PrioritiesThe Trust is interested in projects with long-term impact that advance policies, and transform systems and practices to make it easier for individuals to prevent and manage at least one of the four chronic conditions prioritized by The Health Trust.Improve referral linkages between medical providers and community-based organizations offering chronic disease prevention and management resources, including evidence-based programs.Increase guideline-based STI/HIV screening and rapid connection to care for individuals of all ages.Enhance the infrastructure and capacity of medical providers and community-based organizations that prioritize improving health outcomes focused on diabetes, arthritis, and/or cardiovascular disease.Diabetes-focused Request for Proposals (RFP) to be released in the near future.Prioritizing Health In Housing Funding PrioritiesThe Trust is interested in supporting projects, and policies, systems and practices that will enable agencies to implement healthy food programs and health-related support services (including behavioral health) in supportive housing.Integrate food and health-related services for recently housed individuals in supportive housing.Improve and increase multi-sector partnerships, including non-traditional partners.Applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations or public agencies.Projects must directly benefit residents of Santa Clara County and/or Northern San Benito County.Priority will be given to projects that meet the following grant criteria:Bolsters health promotion and primary prevention effortsIncludes a system, policy, practice, or environmental change that can have an impact beyond the grant periodIncludes a feasible sustainability planFollows promising and best practicesLetters of Intent (LOI):Applicants should begin by submitting a two-page Letter of Intent (LOI).Applicants may contact the Grants Department by e-mail for questions regarding project alignment with The Health Trust’s current funding priorities.Letters of Intent are accepted and reviewed on an on-going basis.Applicants may request multi-year funding and there is no maximum grant request amount, however, the grant period and grant amount should be appropriate to the scope of the project.Applicants will be notified within 45 days after the receipt of an LOI if their request has been declined or is under further consideration.NOTE: LOIs are accepted on an ongoing basis. Proposals are accepted by invitation only and there is a schedule on the Trust's website. 7/16

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