Workshop for Community Connections funding set

For the Daily Call

PIQUA — The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio is hosting a pre-application workshop from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, for counties in northwestern Ohio to discuss Community Connections funding opportunities for 2017. The deadline to register for this free event is Friday, Nov. 25.

Since 2012, The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio’s Community Connections initiative has helped lay the groundwork to helping bring community partners together to improve health. The initiative funds community-driven projects designed and developed with direct resident input.

“The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio is committed to supporting communities as they work to promote healthy behaviors,” said Eric DeWald, president of The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio. “We want to empower community residents to build on their strengths and address the needs of their neighborhoods, towns, schools, parishes and communities.”

During the workshop, attendees will learn more about the Community Connections funding opportunity, including who is eligible and how the application process works. Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN) Ohio will also provide training on how to develop a community-driven project.

The workshop will be held at Fort Piqua Plaza Banquet Center, The William McKinley Room, 308 N. Main St., Piqua.

A second workshop will be held for counties in southeastern Ohio on Monday, December 5, in St. Clairsville.

Health and social service care providers, neighborhood clubs or groups, social and civic organizations, youth groups, school groups, 4-H clubs, scout troops, senior centers, faith-based organizations, colleges or universities, school districts, and other organizations are invited to attend the workshop.

Organizations located in and/or primarily serving Allen, Auglaize, Darke, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Putnam, Shelby, and Van Wert counties can register for the workshop by clicking

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio is also seeking community members to help identify impactful projects. Volunteers on the Community Connections Grant Proposal Review Committees will make recommendations about which projects to fund, learn more about community efforts, and network with others in their regions. To volunteer to be a reviewer, contact Christine Mulvin at (513) 768-6117 or

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HPF-Ohio), a $24 million supporting organization of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, is committed to helping all Ohioans, regardless of status, wealth, or circumstances, achieve their fullest health potential. Since 1999, HPF-Ohio has awarded more than $17.7 million in grants to address some of the most pressing, yet neglected, health issues faced by Ohio’s vulnerable population.

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