Foundation for community & health accepts letter of interest until Aug. 19
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The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement has opened its discretionary grant application window for organizations that are addressing the state’s most critical health challenges: mental health, substance use disorders, chronic health conditions and/or health equity.
“As a Foundation, our role is to be a connector — to identify where there is a need and where we can work alongside organizations that are making an impact for Arizonans,” said Dr. Christine Wiggs, president and board chair for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement.
By focusing on Arizona’s key health challenges, the foundation aims to mobilize, uplift and advance the health of communities statewide, according to a press release.
The foundation is accepting letters of interest now through Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. Organizations that are invited to submit a full application must do so by Sept. 16, 2022.
Funding priority is given to proposals that request up to $25,000 in funding, expand publicly available resources, are scalable (or have the potential to increase systems-level capacity), and have a measurable impact, the release states.
The grant term is one year, with a funding date of Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.
To learn more about the grant opportunity and to submit a letter of interest, go here.
Blue Cross Blue Shield webinar
Additionally, on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, from 10 to 11 a.m. MT, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement will host a free webinar for changemakers who are working to create a healthier Arizona, the release states.
During this one-hour Zoom session, Dr. Cady Berkel, an associate professor at Arizona State University, will share how community-academic partnerships can turn the promise of evidence-based mental health programs into action and impact.
She will share examples of the community-engaged research taking place at Arizona State University’s REACH Institute to transform evidence-based preventive interventions into feasible and effective programs that fit within regular service delivery settings, including primary care, courts, and schools.
To register for the webinar, go here