The Office of Health Equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is seeking applications for mini-grants to support innovative community health and health equity projects in Bedford, Coffee, Davidson, Rutherford, Williamson, and Wilson Counties.
Donor Name: Office of Health Equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
County: Selected Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: up to $7,500
The CHNA seeks to better understand community concerns and strengths related to social determinants of health, health, and health care. In the most recent CHNA process in Bedford, Coffee, Davidson, Rutherford, Williamson, and Wilson Counties, the community prioritized the following community health needs:
- 2023 Mini- Grant Prioritized Needs
- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Resources
- Access to Healthcare
- Housing and Transportation, Food Insecurity, & Economic Opportunity
- Health Literacy
- Infant Mortality.
To advance community health and health equity related to these needs, this Request for Proposals (RFP) solicits proposals that target marginalized populations in Bedford, Coffee, Davidson, Rutherford, Williamson, or Wilson County. Applicants may only submit proposals for one county of focus. Marginalized populations may include racial/ethnic minorities, individuals with limited socioeconomic status, sexual and gender minorities, underserved rural residents, individuals experiencing homelessness, and uninsured/underinsured individuals, among others who experience marginalization or social disadvantage.
Organizations may apply for up to $7,500. Up to two award recipients may be selected for each county.
- Community or faith-based organizations including advocacy groups, coalitions, neighborhood associations, community health centers and service providers in Bedford, Coffee, Davidson, Rutherford, Williamson, or Wilson County with 501(c)(3) status are encouraged to apply in partnership with an eligible 501(c)(3) organization that may serve as the fiscal agent. Academic institutions may be collaborators on proposals but are not eligible to apply.
- Selected organizations must complete a 1-hour training on the foundations of health equity. This training, called Seeds of Equity, provides a deeper understanding of health equity and the historical context of health disparities in Tennessee.
For more information, visit OHEVUMC.