Cape Cod Healthcare Announces Community Benefits Grant Recipients

HYANNIS – Eleven local organizations were chosen as recipients of Cape Cod Healthcare’s Fiscal Year 2018 Community Benefits grant program.

The program awards funding to non-profit organizations with programs focused on chronic or infectious disease management, improving health and disease prevention and sustaining the wellness of seniors or caregivers.

The awards totaled more than $250,000.

The 11 organizations awarded this year’s grants are:

  • Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Center – free care consultation for families
  • NAMI Cape Cod – Mental Health First Aid training
  • Cape Wellness Collaborative – integrative therapies for cancer patients
  • YMCA Cape Cod – Livestrong at the Y program expansion
  • Cape Cod Times Needy Fund – safety net program for individuals with chronic and infectious disease
  • Samaritans of Cape Cod and the Islands – elder suicide outreach programs
  • Team Maureen – HPV prevention through Cape-wide education
  • AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod – Hepatitis C outreach, testing and connection to care
  • Cape Cod Cooperative Extension – tick-borne disease prevention videos
  • Housing Assistance Corporation – HAC Family Shelter Health and Wellness programs
  • A Baby Center – infant car seat program

“Working collaboratively with our community partners on the pressing health issues facing our community is extremely important to Cape Cod Healthcare,” said Theresa Ahern, CCHC Senior Vice President, Strategy and Government Affairs. “We are pleased to distribute this year’s grant awards to 11 exceptional organizations working to improve the health of the people in our region.”

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