The Foundation’s vision is health equity in Georgia – where all people attain their fullest potential for health and well-being and our mission is to enable, improve, and advance the health and wellbeing of all Georgians.
The purpose of the Foundation’s Direct Services Grant Program is to promote health and well-being and to prevent and manage chronic diseases (asthma, cardiovascular disease and diabetes) across the lifespan of all Georgians with attention to traditionally marginalized communities. The Direct Services program aligns with Foundation’s Promoting Health and Preventing Disease impact area.
The Foundation has selected three high-burden costly chronic diseases that have proven evidence-based interventions and will award grants to support evidence-based programs that address:
Proposals should focus on at least one of the identified chronic diseases, implement an effective intervention (evidence-based, promising approach or best practice) with demonstrated impact, and conduct an evaluation of the program. The selected project may need to be adapted to fit the target populations’ needs and culture.
The Foundation is seeking evidence-based, best practice, or programs/interventions that will make a lasting impact on the health of the defined target population. Projects that include solid methods for measuring change over time will have a competitive advantage over projects that have limited or sporadic contact with participants (e.g., health fairs, school presentations).
Direct Services can be described as the implementation of a program or service(s) carried out to improve health outcomes among marginalized populations and to ensure individuals have equitable access to high quality healthcare, resources, and community support in order to promote health and prevent and manage chronic diseases.
The 2022 Direct Services Grant Program supports new or existing evidence-based, promising approaches or best practice healthcare services or health promotion programs in both community and clinical settings. Expansion of existing healthcare services or health promotion programs based on effective interventions is also allowable. If requesting funds for a new program or expanding an existing program, the applicant must clearly demonstrate the ability to support and sustain the program beyond the requested funding from the Foundation.
For eligible expenditures, see https://www.healthcaregeorgia.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022-Direct-Services-NOFA-v5.pdf#page=16.