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Rural Project Examples: Funding

Columbia Gorge Collective Impact Health Specialist
Added June 2017
  • Need: To address the specific health needs of north central Oregon and south central Washington.
  • Intervention: The Collective Impact Health Specialist identifies community needs, convenes community partners to design initiatives that address those needs, and secures funding for health-related initiatives.
  • Results: Thanks to the CIHS, the Columbia Gorge region has received more than $5 million in funding in 3 years.
HopeWest Hospice
Updated/reviewed May 2017
  • Need: To provide easily-accessible and affordable hospice, palliative care, and grief services to patients and families facing life-threating illnesses in Colorado's Western Slope counties.
  • Intervention: A nonprofit, community-sustained healthcare model was created to address serious illness care and grief needs of adults and children.
  • Results: Since 1993, HopeWest Hospice has helped more than 18,500 patients and families in need and has grown to serve five counties.