Representatives of the 22 non-profits that received community health grants for 2015. Photos by Jamie Scott Lytle, copyright.

The Tri-City Healthcare District serves its community in many ways. In addition to providing medical care and wellness programs close to home, it has a tradition of giving back to the community through its annual community health grants. This year, 22 organizations received $475,000.

Each year, the healthcare district’s board of directors allocates funds for healthcare projects run by non-profit agencies located in or serving the citizens of Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista. This year, 64 organizations applied for funding for programs that address the healthcare district’s priority issues: access to healthcare, health conditions related to lifestyle and mental health.

Representatives of the 22 non-profits that received community health grants for 2015.

“We are so pleased to support these 22 programs and work together to advance our community’s health and wellness. By promoting positive health changes at the grassroots level, Tri-City Healthcare District and our non-profit partners are helping people avoid hospitalization,” said Julie Nygaard, Tri-City Healthcare District board member and chair of its Community Healthcare Alliance Committee which awards the annual grants.

“Our grants are closely monitored and we look forward to seeing a positive difference in critical health issues from diabetes to mental health. Our community’s residents need more of these kinds of community-based programs and we look forward to working in partnership with this year’s grant recipients,” said Tim Moran, CEO of Tri-City Medical Center.

The following 22 non-profits were selected for funding with grants ranging from $2,300 to $63,237:

Alzheimer’s Assoc. San Diego/Imperial Chapter

American Diabetes Association

BILY San Diego

Boys & Girls Club Carlsbad

Boys & Girls Club Oceanside

Boys & Girls Club Vista

California State University, San Marcos Foundation

Emilio Nares Foundation

Fraternity House, Inc.

Hospice of North Coast

Impact Young Adults (IYA)

KOCT Oceanside Community TV Corp.

New Haven Youth & Family Services

North County LGBTQ Resource Center

North County Lifeline

Operation HOPE-Vista, Inc.

Parkinson’s Association of San Diego

San Diego County Medical Society Foundation

Solutions for Change

Vista Community Clinic

Women’s Resource Center

Wounded Warriors Homes Inc.

For more on the Community Healthcare Alliance Committee (CHAC), visitwww.tricitymed.org/about-us/ community-grants.

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