Community grants are awarded in six core areas of investment.
- Access to Health Care: Support for programs designed to improve access to health care for the least served who are living in medically underserved areas.
- Mental & Behavioral Health: Support healthcare access that addresses the mental and behavioral needs of underserved youth and adults, especially in Mental Health Providers Shortage Areas.
- Programs to Adopt SDoH Screening Tools: Funding of screening tool development and implementation strategies that increase clinic holistic support to patients, intentionally identifying and addressing the social and economic factors that contribute to adverse health conditions.
- Food Security/Systems: Support programs that promote access to nutritious food to low-income and underserved communities. Programs may also address the root cause of food insecurity.
- Digital Inclusion: Funding to build capacity for broadband internet and telehealth access through enhancing infrastructure, affordability (service and computers), and digital skills training. Broadband access is one of the Super Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) that intersects with all other SDoH factors. Closing the digital divide is key to breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
- Cross-sector Collaborations to Strengthen Health Equity: Funding to support health equity by supporting cross-sector collaborations that address vital community conditions.