Providing healthcare access and education to the at-risk population.
The Deaconess Foundation supports community health needs by investing in initiatives which provide healthcare access and education to the at-risk population. Deaconess Associations, Inc. financially supports the Foundation on an annual basis.
Since 2012, the Foundation has made over $10 million in grants to community organizations which deliver measurable healthcare improvements, in one of two focus areas:
The Deaconess Foundation provides grants to community organizations to establish Deaconess Health Check clinics in underserved neighborhoods, reducing emergency room costs and improving overall community health. There are currently 12 Deaconess Health Checks in Greater Cincinnati. Services provided include primary care, vision services and dental care, depending on the location.
- Western Hills/Dater High School
- Fairfield Schools
- Barron Shelterhouse for Men
- Hatton Shelterhouse for Women
- City Gospel Mission
- Talbert House – Walnut Hills
- Talbert House – Western Hills
- Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, Covington campus
- Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, Burlington campus
- Children’s Home of Cincinnati
- Center for Addiction Treatment
- Center for Respite Care
Community Program Support
The Deaconess Foundation funds programs which yield significant outcomes and impact in education and prevention. These programs include:
- Deaconess Heimlich Heroes Program: Heimlich Maneuver Training
- Boys and Girls Club of Cincinnati “Fit for Life” program
- YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Diabetes Prevention Program
- Greenlight Fund of Cincinnati’s Center for Employment Opportunities and Family Independence Initiative