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As part of our new strategic plan launched this year, Interact for Health recently announced over $3.7M in grant funding to address these priority areas:
Now, we’re delighted to highlight the 18 community organizations that will be receiving grants as part of our Advancing Health Justice initiatives.
These community partners share one of our core values: we tackle root causes. We believe that to create and sustain healthy conditions for our community, we must first address the underlying inequities that cause vast differences in lifespan and health outcomes. Achieving equity—providing services and support to address inequities—is important, but not enough. We must go a step further and pursue health justice to eliminate the discrimination and other barriers that prevent people from living their healthiest life.
Our region lags the nation in how long and how well we live; many of our neighborhoods are grappling with significant and persistent health disparities fueled by discriminatory policies and systems. This wave of grant funding aims to make a difference throughout the fabric of our region, through community power-building, policy and systems change and narrative change.
A Picture’s Worth is one of the organizations that received funding through this wave of Advancing Health Justice grants. Executive and Creative Director Elissa Yancey explained the significance of their systems change work, which will offer new ways of thinking about neighbors’ expertise and ability to address systemic barriers together.
“At A Picture's Worth, we believe that the stories we share shape the world in which we live. Our entire theory of change rests on the belief that when we change our narratives -- when we center communities' strengths and values first -- we can then more fully embrace the work of changing the systems that have for too long limited our communities' ability to thrive,” said Yancey.
Please join us in congratulating the following grant recipients, who will be leading the charge to ensure health justice for all in our community. We’re grateful to partner with organizations with the same mission to help every person in our region live their healthiest life, no matter who they are or where they live.
This grant will support a staff member dedicated to reducing stigma around seeking help for mental health in rural communities. They will work alongside community partners to ensure a supportive, coordinated and visible community presence.
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