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About Providence Partners in Health

Providence Community
Grants Council
2008-2010 areas of focus

  • Primary care for the uninsured and low income
  • Access to behavioral health (mental health and chemical dependency) treatment for low-income and underserved populations
  • New models of assistive care for low-income, frail elderly
  • Access to health care for culturally diverse populations

Providence Partners in Health
2008-2010 areas of focus

  • Palliative care
  • Safety net health care services

Partners in Health is a grant program sponsored by Providence Health & Services in Oregon. Grants are paid with community benefits funds from Providence, and typically range from $50,000 to $400,000.

Partners in Health aims to improve the health of members of the communities served by Providence and to transform the delivery of care through public and private partnerships. The program is designed to address broader health-related community needs - often identified through the community health assessment - than those supported by the Providence Community Grants Council.

Funds are directed toward improving access to health services, enhancing public health, and advancing knowledge through education and research that provide public benefit. Many agencies and nonprofits can achieve innovations that transform their communities with collaborative support in the form of grants.

In 2010, Providence placed a special emphasis on creating and supporting statewide palliative care education and training by partnering with the Oregon Community Foundation.

An advisory council guides the work of Partners in Health. Members include Providence leaders and medical staff, Providence patients, business leaders, the Archdiocese of Portland, the governor's office and major private foundations.

Community grants from Partners in Health reflect a commitment to: