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Grants Available for Local and Tribal Public Health Accreditation in Oregon

Northwest Health Foundation recently requested statements of interest for an exciting funding opportunity for local and tribal health departments in Oregon seeking national accreditation.

Northwest Health Foundation recently requested statements of interest for an exciting funding opportunity for local and tribal health departments in Oregon seeking national accreditation.

April 16, 2012

The Northwest Health Foundation will provide up to nine Oregon health departments with awards ranging from $20,000 to $50,000 for projects and costs related to the accreditation process. Health departments will also be able to participate in a Learning Collaborative with other departments and receive technical assistance on accreditation from the Foundation.

Interested departments must file an intent to apply by 5:00 p.m. on April 27.

This grant aims to support local and tribal departments in national accreditation, in hopes that this step will encourage engagement with Coordinated Care Organizations and support healthier communities. Coordinated Care Organizations are local health entities in Oregon that deliver health care and coverage for people eligible for the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid), including those also covered by Medicare.

Northwest Health Foundation's mission is to advance, support, and promote the health of the people of Oregon and southwest Washington through a variety of means, including grantmaking, technical assistance and training, convening, commissioning research, and supporting policy advocacy.

Find out more about Northwest Health Foundation’s Public Health for the Next Generation: Investing in Healthier Communities grant.

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