Mount Auburn Hospital Offering Grants to Local Groups

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The following information was provided by Mount Auburn Hospital:

Mount Auburn Hospital is offering a one-time, non-competitive grant opportunity to cities and towns in the hospital’s service area, including Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, Waltham and Watertown. This grant, up to $5,000 per community, is designated for capacity building or projects/programs which coincide with the health priorities identified through Mount Auburn’s Community Health Needs Assessment.

These priorities include mental health, substance use, chronic/complex conditions and healthy aging. Consideration will also be given to projects related to the Social Determinants of Health and health care access. Health departments can designate another municipal department or a local community-based organization to apply for all or part of this funding if preferred.

“Realizing that local health departments have unique perspectives on the needs of the communities they serve, Mount Auburn Hospital designed these funds to support local health efforts. The funds may be used for capacity building and/or direct programming and must be used to address one or more of the top health concerns identified in our Community Health Needs Assessment including mental health issues, healthy aging, substance use and chronic/complex conditions. We look forward to helping our area communities through this grant campaign,” explains Mary DeCourcey, Mount Auburn Hospital’s Community Health Program Coordinator.

Mount Auburn Hospital is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education. Mount Auburn Hospital was founded in 1886.

A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, its mission is to deliver healthcare services in a personable, convenient and compassionate manner, with respect for the dignity of patients and their families.

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