Piedmont Healthcare is accepting applications for its community benefit grant program through 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1. CONTRIBUTED

Piedmont Healthcare accepting grants proposals

Piedmont Healthcare’s community benefit grant program, which aims to improve the health and well-being of the community through direct service grants, is now accepting grants through Monday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. This year, Piedmont will provide $500,000 in funding for programs that eliminate barriers to affordable, appropriate care or address the current opioid crisis.

The grant program, which extends financial support to organizations providing specific health-related services and programs for at-risk and underserved populations, focuses on community health education and wellness, access to primary and specialty care, community-based health support services and social determinants of health.

In Fiscal Year 2019, which ended June 30, 2019, Piedmont provided an estimated $275 million in community benefit, including care for low-income patients.

“This year we will continue to focus on our goal of making a positive difference in every life we touch, and our community benefit grant program allows us to expand our reach into all parts of our Piedmont communities,” said Thomas Worthy, vice president of government and external affairs at Piedmont Healthcare. “The grants program has helped us to make significant strides toward improving the health of our communities, including our most vulnerable patients. We are excited to continue to partner with vital community-based organizations to support our shared vision of a healthier Georgia.”

Information: www.piedmont.org/about-piedmont-healthcare/community-benefit/grants.

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