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Rural Project Examples: Funding

Collaborative Approaches to Well-Being in Rural Communities
Added February 2019
  • Need: To improve mental health and well-being in rural Texas.
  • Intervention: The Hogg Foundation has awarded $4.5 million in grants to support five rural Texas communities in developing collaborative approaches to mental health that best fit each community's needs.
  • Results: Five community collaboratives are at the "formation" stage of building a strong coalition. Baseline assessments have been conducted of each collaborative, and community members are now considering next steps.
Columbia Gorge Collective Impact Health Specialist
Updated/reviewed June 2018
  • 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 $7 million in funding in 4 years.
HopeWest Hospice
Updated/reviewed May 2018
  • 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 22,000 patients and families in need and has grown to serve five counties.