Vidant Health presents $100,000 in local grant awards

Published 10:42 am Thursday, September 7, 2017

AHOSKIE – Vidant Health presents community benefit grants annually to area agencies and organizations to improve health and prevent disease.

The Community Benefit Grants are administered by Vidant Health Foundation in partnership with local regional hospitals and their local communities.

Through Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, grant award recipients recently received checks from the Honorable Judge Cy Grant, Community Benefit Committee member, and Patrick Heins, president.

Area non-profit organizations submit applications to the foundation for education and intervention programs related to the top health priorities for the county: healthy lifestyles, diabetes, behavioral health, and infant mortality. The foundation mission committee selects the award recipients. Each Vidant hospital has its own program designed to meet local needs identified by the community health needs assessments that are conducted in partnership with county health departments.

Since the program began, over $1 million in grants have been awarded to local Roanoke-Chowan agencies and organizations in Hertford, Gates and Northampton counties.