Improving Health Care & Wellness in Wilson, NC

In order to make the best long-term use of available funding, Healthcare Foundation of Wilson offers strategic health care and wellness-related grants to educate the community and stimulate healthier living. Grants will be awarded to selected nonprofits, schools and government organizations that meet our grant guidelines and eligibility requirements in addition to demonstrating measurable potential for success.

Defined Grant Focus Areas for Maximum Impact

To best meet the health care needs of the Wilson community, Healthcare Foundation of Wilson has established four specific grant areas for which it will award funding. They are as follows:

Adolescent Pregnancy Education and Prevention

The teen birth rate in Wilson county is well above the average for North Carolina and more so for the national average. By funding innovative programs that promote behavioral change and increase knowledge, skills and abilities to make positive health choices, we can institute healthier practices that are passed on to future generations.

Alcohol & Substance Abuse in Youths

While the prevalence of smoking in Wilson County is lower than the national average, alcohol impaired driving deaths are more than double the recorded average across the US. Alcoholism and other forms of substance abuse among youths require the attention of dedicated programs to reduce their impact on the community. We need fresh ideas for treatment options, education and preventative measures that provide assistance in maintaining a drug-free life.

Obesity Prevention

The rate of adult obesity is significantly higher in Wilson than throughout the US as a whole. Obesity increases the risk of chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, kidney disease, joint problems, hypertension and heart disease. To prevent these issues from impacting further generations, HFW is seeking programs that encourage healthier eating and more active lifestyles, thereby reducing obesity and overweight targets.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention

As with the teen birth rate, Wilson County shows a much greater rate of sexually transmitted diseases — most prominently, chlamydia – than that of the national average. HFW welcomes evidence-based initiatives and interventions that seek to combat this prevalent issue through education, behavior change and prevention.

Priority Consideration

Priority consideration may be given to eligible organizations who implement evidence-based program models identified as having significant outcomes in the four focus areas.  Examples of these programs may be found at the Office of Adolescent Health or Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.

Determining Grant Letters of Interest & Application Eligibility

For a program to be deemed eligible to apply, it must be implemented in our community and be recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, government or educational organization. You will find other stipulations under our grant guidelines. If you have any questions, be sure to reference our FAQs or feel free to contact us at 252.281.2105.