Mount Auburn Hospital Offering up to $10,000 per Organization in Community Health Grants

December 28, 2021

Grants Are Available to Non-Profit Organizations in Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, Waltham and Watertown

Cambridge, Mass. – As part of its longstanding commitment to the community, Mount Auburn Hospital today announced plans to provide community health grants in the amount of up to $10,000 to non-profit organizations that offer services in Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, Waltham and Watertown.

“Mount Auburn Hospital is steadfast in its commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of community members, through collaboration with community partners to reduce barriers to healthcare and by continually striving to reduce health disparities and health inequities for those who are most vulnerable in our community,” said Ed Huang, MD, interim president of Mount Auburn Hospital. “We seek to identify current and emerging health needs and address these needs through education, prevention, treatment and the promotion of healthy behaviors.”

The grants, which are part of Mount Auburn’s Community Benefits Program, are intended to fund evidenced-based and evidence-informed strategies and programs that positively and meaningfully impact populations and community members within its service area that face the greatest health inequities. Awards will be based on the following five community health priorities:

  • Access to Care and Community Navigation: Examples of programs that may be considered for funding include those focused on expanding or improving access to healthcare or mental health services; and/or increasing access and availability of community resources.
  • Chronic Complex Conditions and Risk Factors: Examples of programs that may be considered for funding include those addressing the risk factors of chronic complex conditions or providing chronic disease prevention or management strategies.
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Examples of programs that may be considered for funding include those intended to improve mental health outcomes and/or prevent or address substance use disorders.
  • Racial Equity: Examples of programs that may be considered for funding include those working to promote health equity and or reduce disparities; dismantle systems of oppression and work toward the systemic, fair and just treatment of people of all races, ethnicities, and communities so all people may achieve their full health and overall potential.
  • Social Determinants of Health: Examples of programs that may be considered for funding include those working to address social determinants of health, including but not limited to housing stability, food security, transportation, and economic stability.

Successful applicants may be considered for future multi-year grants. The application deadline is January 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Learn more about grant application information.

About Mount Auburn Hospital

Mount Auburn Hospital was founded in 1886. A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, its mission is to provide clinically excellent care with compassion and to teach students of medicine and the health professions.

Mount Auburn Hospital is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a healthcare system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,700 physicians and 39,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

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