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New – Open Request for Strategic Planning Consultant

The Partnership for Better Health is seeking a seasoned consultant/team with demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning for nonprofit organizations, and a depth of expertise in the fields of community health and philanthropy. Experience with grassroots community engagement, consensus building among diverse stakeholders and development of aspirational and measurable strategic plans is required. We seek consultant(s)… Read more »

New “Spark of Change” Grants

Through the leadership of our inaugural Director of Health Equity, Dr. Marcellus C. Taylor, the Partnership for Better Health is developing a full complement of health equity strategies and grants. Our introductory health equity grant is called Spark of Change. Spark of Change grants are mini grants that are intentionally focused on addressing health equity challenges,… Read more »

New Grants to Address Youth Mental Health

The U.S. Surgeon General has released an advisory on Protecting Youth Mental Health. It highlights youth mental health as an urgent public health issue that has grown worse during the COVID-19 pandemic. To support youth mental health needs in our local schools and communities, the Partnership for Better Health is inviting school districts and community… Read more »

Physical, Mental and Emotional Health Benefits of Being in the Outdoors

Our Partners at the PA Parks & Forests Foundation have created videos regarding the health benefits of outdoor recreation. Check them out here.   7 minute–Health Benefits of Outdoor Recreation – YouTube   Emotional Benefits-Emotional Health and the Outdoors – YouTube   Mental Health–Mental Health and the Outdoors – YouTube   Physical Health–Physical Health and… Read more »

Request for Health Consulting Proposals

The Perry County Health Coalition is seeking to engage a consultant to guide their new Strategic Planning process this fall. Individual consultants or firms with proven experience in facilitating strategic planning sessions, analyzing secondary health data and conducting stakeholder interviews are encouraged to apply. The Perry County Health Coalition created its first strategic action plan… Read more »

COVID-19 Rapid Response Emergency Grants

In response to COVID-19, the Partnership for Better Health is making a third round of Rapid Response Emergency Grants available to local nonprofit organizations. Grants are expected to range between $1,000 and $10,000. Funding priorities include these five pressing issues. Basic Health & Human Needs Emergency Responders Safe Child Care Services Homeless Residents Newly Unemployed… Read more »

NEW- COVID-19 Testing Locations Guide

With COVID-19 cases continuing to spread in our communities, knowing where to go if you or someone you care for needs a test is vital. In South Central Pennsylvania, there are many options for testing and tests are often provided for free because of the CARES Act. The Partnership for Better Health’s new Central Pennsylvania… Read more »

Partnership for Better Health Distributes $630,425 in Emergency Grants to Address COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Partnership for Better Health distributed over $630,000 in emergency grants to local nonprofit organizations since April 1st. “Our goal was to ensure that local nonprofits were well prepared to respond to the threat of COVID-19  and maintain essential services,” said Carol Thornton, Director of Grants & Public Policy… Read more »

Leadership Cumberland Scholarship Available

The Partnership for Better Health is pleased to offer a scholarship for the 2019-20 Leadership Cumberland program. The award will go to a health-related professional working at or volunteering for a nonprofit organization that serves the foundation’s region.   To apply, click Leadership Cumberland Scholarship App 2020-2021. Applications are due by June 28. To learn more, contact Gail Witwer at:… Read more »