Flagstaff AZ (March 11, 2020) – Improving behavioral health is the top priority for the 2020 Northern Arizona Community Health Grant cycle presented and funded by Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation.
“Our goal in 2020 is to award grants that boost community health, especially in the area of behavioral health,” said Rick Smith, President and CEO of the Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation. “Indicators show that we can do much more to improve mental health in our region.”
The incidence of substance abuse, suicide, accidents and assault in northern Arizona is higher than the state and national averages. Smith said these statistics, along with the 2017 report “Advancing Wellbeing in Northern Arizona: A Regional Health Equity Assessment,” indicate a need for better mental health among area residents.
Foundation grants support community nonprofit health initiatives in one or more of these counties: Apache, Coconino, Mohave, Navajo, and Yavapai. This year, priority will be given to meritorious collaborative projects aimed at bettering behavioral health.
During the 2019 Northern Arizona Community Health Grant Cycle, the Foundation awarded more than $1.5 million to innovative approaches that advance the health of northern Arizona residents.
For the 2020 grant cycle, applicants requesting $50,000 or more per year are required to submit a letter of intent to the Foundation no later than April 20. Full grant applications will be received from May 8 through June 1.
To submit a letter of intent, apply to or learn more about the Northern Arizona Community Health Grant Cycle, please visit https://www.nahealthfoundation.org/foundation-awards/
About Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation
The Foundation is a nonprofit charitable corporation dedicated to generating funds to support Northern Arizona Healthcare and other health-focused nonprofits in the region. Our mission is to build a healthier northern Arizona. Since its inception in 2016, the Foundation has awarded $9.8 million to nonprofit health-focused enterprises in northern Arizona, positively impacting more than 225,000 people. Visit us at www.nahealthfoundation.org and find us on your favorite social channels.