The Massachusetts Community Health Fund (Community Health Fund) is an opportunity to reduce health inequities in communities across Massachusetts. The Community Health Fund is both a grantmaking and capacity-building resource to assist organizations and communities in addressing the root causes of health inequities, specifically, institutional and structural racism.
The portal to submit an application for the Community Health Improvement Planning (CHIP) Processes funding opportunity is now live! Please visit the How to Apply page to learn more about submitting your idea and to access the online portal.
A webinar will be held on Thursday, November 14 at 11:00 AM to provide information and answer questions around developing and submitting an application for the CHIP funding opportunity. Please register here if you are interested in joining.
The Community Health Fund’s resources are from hospitals and other healthcare entities that go through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Determination of Need Program. 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 Community Health Fund.