The CaroMont Health Foundation supports the health of our community in
a number of ways, including scholarships for high school seniors and healthcare
professionals, as well as through a competitive grant process. Each year,
the Foundation accepts applications from community non-profits and healthcare
partners for financial support of programs that support the mission and
vision of CaroMont Health.
This competitive grant process will begin with an informational session
in January 2017 where letters of intent will be made available to potential
applicants. The letters of intent will be reviewed by the Grants committee of the
Foundation Board of Directors, and applications will be sent to those
who have been selected to continue. In 2017, focus will be placed on programs
that support the following initiatives:
- Children's Health and Wellness
- Opioid Abuse and Mental Health
- Diabetes and Chronic Disease Management
The process will conclude in July with the announcement of the selected
community partners and the disbursement of funds. Those groups selected
to receive grant funding are responsible for submitting detailed reports
and metrics demonstrating their performance during the grant cycle. Please
check back in December for more information about the upcoming grant cycle.
Some examples of our partner programs in 2016 include:
Medications for Heart Patients
In partnership with The Heart Society of Gaston County, medications are
provided to heart patients who are unable to afford them. The Heart Society
also received grant funding to educate elementary age children on topics
including heart health.
Health Education for School Age Children
Through a collaborative effort between the Boys and Girls Club of Gaston
County and the Wellness Department of CaroMont Health, children are receiving
education about health and wellness using the 5-2-1-0 program that encourages
participants to eat five servings of fruit and vegetables, get no more
than two hours of screen time, be active for at least an hour and consume
no sugary drinks per day.
Dental Care for Cancer Patients
Some patients are in need of dental work before or after undergoing radiation
treatments for certain head and neck cancers. In fact, treatment may have
to be delayed or cancelled if the dental work is not performed. The Foundation
partnered with the CaroMont Cancer Center and local dentists to help patients
receive necessary dental care.