Posts Categorized: News

New Grants to Advance Health Equity through Collaboration

As a community foundation, the Partnership for Better Health strives to serve as a catalyst, advocate, and collaborator to establish health as a shared priority, toward ensuring that everyone has what they need for good health. Four grants of up to $15,000 each are available to community groups that forge strategic partnerships with new organizations… Read more »

2022 Champions for Better Health Awards

The 2022 Champions for Better Health Awards were held on October 27 in downtown Carlisle. Over 70 community members, volunteers, business leaders, and philanthropists came together to celebrate seven honorees whose work plays a vital role in advancing the health and wellness of our region. Congratulations to the following awardees. We thank you for your incredible… Read more »

We’re Hiring: Finance Director

The Partnership for Better Health is seeking a Finance Director to lead all day-to-day aspects of the foundation’s accounting, investment, financial management and HR benefit administration systems. The director will develop and execute financial policy, accounting and reporting through a comprehensive fiscal plan and budget. The director works closely with the board and staff to… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Foundation Offers Leadership Cumberland Scholarship

Ready to Advance Your Career? Full Scholarship Available The Partnership for Better Health is pleased to offer a scholarship for the 2018-19 Leadership Cumberland program. The award will go to a health care related professional working at or volunteering for a nonprofit organization that serves the foundation’s  region.   To apply, Leadership Cumberland Scholarship App 2018-2019. Applications are due by June 15. To learn more,… Read more »

Health Care Providers in South-Central Pennsylvania Are Invited to a Summit on the Health Benefits of Outdoor Recreation

Carlisle, PA – Why are doctors in Philadelphia prescribing time in parks to urban children? Why is a world-class athlete in Wyoming focused on taking those addicted to opioids outdoors? They do this because outdoor physical activity benefits physical and mental health. In fact, a recent Penn State University study found that more than 70%… Read more »

New Study Aims to Improve Perry County Health Outcomes

A coalition of local health advocates is working together to address health needs in Perry County and seeks community members’ support. A new health survey launched this week asks for residents’ recommendations on ways to improve county health services. The survey takes just 5 to 10 minutes to complete and is available here.  In response… Read more »