2016 Community Partnership Grants awarded to eight Salem, Marion and Polk County organizations

Salem Health is delighted to announce the recipients of its 2016 Community Partnership Grants.

The eight organizations share Salem Health’s commitment to improve the health and well-being of the communities it serves. The grants, totaling $286,500, were awarded to four new recipients in addition to four previous grant recipients from 2015.

New recipients:

Continued funding recipients:

“High quality, sustainable programs that support the mission of Salem Health are critical to the communities we serve,” said Sharon Heuer, director of community benefit with Salem Health. “We are glad to support these community partners who provide important aspects of health and wellness care.”

Salem Health introduced the Community Partnership Grant program in Oct. 2014, in conjunction with the fifth anniversary of its Community Health Education Center. Funding is provided to encourage collaboration and innovative engagement among community organizations that share a common vision for better health—plus meet community health needs identified by the Salem Health Board of Trustees. Current priorities for projects include diabetes prevention and control, mental health, and medical transportation. Find more information online at

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