The Board of Trustees of the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE) will make $2.1 million available in the 2013-14 fiscal year to improve community health with the goal of "making Lincoln the healthiest community in the nation." Approximately $1.5 million will be available for new projects with the remaining funds allocated to support previously approved projects. This is the largest annual amount of funding made available in the 14 year history of CHE.
Michael J. Tavlin, Chair of the CHE Board of Trustees, says of this funding announcement, "The Community Health Endowment is pleased to continue to support community initiatives that address many of our most significant health needs, as well as provide new opportunities to strengthen our health care safety net. At this time of rapid change in health care services and delivery, we think it is important that CHE increase its commitment to health care for Lincoln's most vulnerable population and thereby lead the way to Lincoln becoming a healthier community."
Using the theme of Rethinking, Revitalizing, and Reforming , CHE will support the following funding priorities:
INCREASE ACCESS TO PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL AND DENTAL HOMES
IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF SAFETY NET SERVICES
PREPARE FOR CHANGE
SUPPORT HEALTHY LIVING
See Current Priorities for more detailed information.
Stage I applications are now being accepted as part of an open, competitive funding process. The deadline for submission is June 21, 2013.