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Community Health Improvement Workgroup Mini-Grant

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The Community Health Improvement Workgroup (CHIW) is calling for proposals to fund those who have expertise in either of the two priority areas highlighted in the 2022-2024 Monroe County Joint Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Those two priority areas are:

(1) Addressing Disparities in Maternal and Child Health 

(2) Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being

This CHIW Mini-Grant process will fund small-scale (up to $10,000) local, city-wide, or county-wide ongoing or new initiatives that are short-term (one year in duration maximum) and address the goals of the 2022-2024 Monroe County CHIP.

Reporting requirements will not be burdensome; however, project leaders will report successes to the CHIW on a periodic basis both through brief written reports and by attending CHIW meetings quarterly.

2022 Awardees

The first round of CHIW mini-grantees are the Wellness Associates of Greater Rochester (WAGR) and Metro Council for Teen Potential (MCTP). WAGR will promote mental health and well-being through training key stakeholders in Mental Health First Aid—an internationally recognized program designed to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of mental illness and decrease negative stigmas associated with these conditions—and to increase the accessibility of this program by training a Spanish-speaking instructor.

MCTP will address disparities in maternal and child health through relaunching a media campaign that will support the reproductive justice and autonomy of young women and prevent unintended pregnancy in the City of Rochester.