Work with health systems to improve health outcomes for Medicaid and uninsured populations by encouraging greater community voice and shared decision making to address social drivers of health and well-being.
Conduct community-based evaluation, research, and planning that engages residents in the process to collect data, identify gaps, and determine best practices to address goals.
Pilot innovative approaches that potentially advance goals.
Build community, network, organizational, and individual capacity so that historically marginalized populations, particularly Black, Immigrant, Indigenous, and other leaders of color can drive community and health improvement efforts.
Timeframe for Applications
Call by: July 20, 2022
Application deadline: August 10, 2022
Wake, Mecklenburg, Durham, Cumberland, Guilford, Forsyth, Onslow, Pitt, New Hanover, and Healthy Places North Carolina communities.
We know that achieving greater equity in health outcomes will require genuine partnership between hospitals and health systems and the community organizations that are embedded in underserved areas or led by residents with low incomes. The Trust is interested in hearing from organizations and collaboratives working to build these partnerships to address a specific social driver of poor health. We also want to hear about broad-based efforts to improve capacity of human service organizations that are embedded in communities of color to improve their ability to participate in the Healthy Opportunities pilots.
For any of these strategies, interested applicants can propose a planning process or seek funds to implement a system change effort that addresses a social determinant of health and aims to reduce racial or ethnic disparities in health outcomes. Competitive applicants will demonstrate strong collaboration between the health system and historically marginalized populations and will address issues of shared decision making.
Before applying, consider the following questions and requirements:
- Is your organization or work a good fit with the Trust?
- Are you located or operating in North Carolina?
- Does your work focus on improving quality of life and health for North Carolinians with low incomes?
- Do you primarily support populations experiencing poverty?
- These populations include: individuals living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level; the uninsured; and those eligible for Medicaid and/or the free/reduced school lunch program.
- Are your clients (or focus population) residents of North Carolina? If yes, then you may fit our geographic criteria.
Organizations the Trust WILL fund:
- Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations
- Governmental entities
Organizations the Trust WILL NOT fund:
- Faith-based organizations without 501(c)(3)
- Type III supporting organizations
- Organizations providing pass-through funds to an ineligible organization
Eligible? Contact us to schedule a consultation.