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CHNA 27 to distribute $70,000 on Cape Cod and the Islands through competitive grant process

The Community Health Network Area (CHNA) 27, has released a Request for Proposals from non-profit and public entities proposing to address issues that eliminate health disparities, promote wellness, and prevent/manage chronic disease for individuals who are elderly and/or persons with disabilities. During 2015, $70,000 will be distributed across the geographic area of CHNA 27 to selected eligible organizations through grants ranging from $15,000 to $40,000.  Funding for this grant is made possible by Cape Cod Healthcare through the Department of Public Health’s Determination of Need (DON) process.  

Applications must be submitted by midnight on Friday, March 13, 2015. The Cape Cod Foundation is serving as grants manager for the project. The full announcement and link to the online application can be found at, under Receive, CHNA 27. For more information or questions about the application, please contact Dara Gannon, Program Officer for The Cape Cod Foundation, at (508) 790-3040 or Please reference CHNA 27 Application in the subject line.

Background of CHNA

Created by the Department of Public Health in 1992, the CHNAs are an initiative to improve health through local collaborations.  CHNA 27 is a partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Regional Center for Healthy Communities, Barnstable County, residents, hospitals, local service agencies, schools, businesses, boards of health, and other concerned citizens who are working together to identify the health needs of member communities, find ways to address those needs, and improve the health of the community. The Cape & Islands CHNA (CHNA 27) is one of 27 Community Health Network Areas (CHNA) across Massachusetts and includes the counties of Barnstable, Nantucket & Dukes. For more information about CHNA 27, email

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