Age- and Dementia Friendly Funding Alert: DoN Community Health Funds

The Massachusetts Community Health and Healthy Aging Funds (the Funds) are committed to disrupting and removing barriers to health – structural and institutional racism, poverty, and deep power imbalances – through community-centered policy, systems, and environmental change approaches.

In January 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) completed a landmark revision of the Determination of Need (DoN) regulation which led to the creation of the Massachusetts Community Health and Healthy Aging Funds.

Through grantmaking and other resources, these Funds provide an opportunity to address the root causes of health inequities in communities across Massachusetts. Health Resources in Action (HRiA) acts as the fiscal agent and is responsible for facilitating the planning and implementation of both Funds.

Both of these funds are an opportunity to support Age- and Dementia Friendly work. Massachusetts-based non-profit 501(c)3 organizations and municipalities are eligible to submit ideas for funding to the Massachusetts Community Health & Healthy Aging Funds.

For more information and to learn about funding opportunities visit the Massachusetts Community Health and Healthy Aging Funds website.

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