Rural Project Examples: Philanthropy
Community Health Worker-based Chronic Care Management Program
Added May 2020
- Need: Improve healthcare access and decrease chronic disease disparities in rural Appalachia.
- Intervention: A community health worker-based Chronic Care Management program demonstrated such a level of success in a single West Virginia county that it was further scaled for implementation in a multi-center, 3-state area of Appalachia.
- Results: When analysis of the disseminated program's results also demonstrated improved health outcomes and decreased healthcare costs, sustainability became possible due to innovative financial reimbursement models.
Other Project Examples
Updated/reviewed August 2022
- Need: To help Missouri organizations secure funding to improve health outcomes.
- Intervention: MoCAP provides free grant writing services and technical assistance to eligible organizations in its 84-county service area.
- Results: Since 2010, MoCAP has provided support for over 800 proposals and helped bring in more than $362 million in funding.
Healthy Places NC
Updated/reviewed July 2022
- Need: Due to systemic issues and historic lack of investment, people living in under-resourced rural communities in North Carolina have poorer health than those living in urban areas.
- Intervention: Funded by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Healthy Places NC is investing $100 million over 10 years in rural North Carolina counties to improve residents' health.
- Results: As of July 2021, the Trust has invested more than $75 million in 10 Healthy Places NC counties.
Collaborative Approaches to Well-Being in Rural Communities
Updated/reviewed November 2021
- Need: To improve mental health and well-being in rural Texas.
- Intervention: The Hogg Foundation has awarded $7.75 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 have successfully completed their planning process and developed implementation plans.
Healthcare Georgia Foundation's CDFI Investments
Added December 2019
- Need: In rural Georgia, poor health outcomes and high poverty rates require innovative approaches.
- Intervention: As the only statewide private foundation in Georgia with the sole focus of improving health, Healthcare Georgia Foundation supports Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to do the same.
- Results: With a program related investment from the Foundation, 2 statewide CDFIs and 1 national CDFI are providing low-interest loans and other support to rural healthcare efforts.
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