Summit Provides Data for Community Health Needs Assessment
A local community health summit was hosted in late August to collect data needed for the 2022 Wilson Community Health Needs Assessment, which is a collaborative effort of Healthcare Foundation of Wilson, Wilson County Health Department and Wilson Medical Center.
Results of the full assessment will be published later in 2022, and each organization will address top health concerns with separate action plans.
Read The Wilson Times to learn more about the summit, data collection and the needs assessment.
Healthcare Foundation of Wilson Announces 14 Responsive Grant Awards
WILSON, N.C. (July 11, 2022) – Healthcare Foundation of Wilson announces 14 grant awards totaling $482,500 to support community projects that focus on solutions to some of the greatest health challenges for Wilson.
Healthcare Foundation of Wilson provides responsive grants and strategic funding for programs that focus on sustainable solutions with measurable outcomes to address four of the community’s greatest health concerns, including adolescent pregnancy, alcohol and substance abuse, obesity and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The following 2022 grants have been approved to fund initiatives that address one or more of the four areas of health concern:
Responsive Grants for 2022
- Hope Station – $12,000
- Love A Sea Turtle (LAST) – $24,000
- Peace Church – $20,000
- The Arc of Wilson County – $10,000
- Wilson County Department of Social Services – $20,000
- Wilson County Department of Social Services – $50,000
- Wilson County Health Department – $25,000
- Wilson County Schools – Wilson Academy of Applied Technology (WAAT) – $90,000
- Wilson County Schools – $7,500
- Wilson County Schools – Lucama Elementary – $85,000
- Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition – Hope Alliance – $37,500
- Wilson Parks and Recreation – $8,000
- Wilson Police Athletics and Activities League – $25,000
- Wilson Youth United – The SPOT – $68,500
“As we increase our investments in strategic funding initiatives with high potential for long-term, positive health outcomes, we remain committed to providing grant funding for projects that respond to current health needs and rising concerns in our community,” said Denise O’Hara, executive director of Healthcare Foundation of Wilson. “Our responsive grant funding since 2016 totals more than $6.8 million, and our total community funding-to-date is $54.6 million, which includes strategic grant funding and financial support for hospital improvements.”
Learn more about the 2022 Responsive Grant Awards.