The Henry L. Hillman Foundation has launched the Healthy Allegheny Challenge, a competition for $1.5 million to be awarded to the best proposal for a health project that benefits an underserved community in Allegheny County.
The foundation collaborated with the Allegheny County Health Department to develop the new challenge objectives. Those include five “priority areas” that proposals must support: access to affordable, high-quality health care; prevention of chronic disease risk behaviors; reducing pollution and other environmental hazards; improving health for mothers and children; and reducing death and illnesses related to mental health and substance abuse.
Teams submitting proposals must be headed by a nonprofit registered as a 501c3 organization and must register by Oct. 17 at its website, www.healthyalleghenychallenge.org
Applications are due Nov. 19 and the winner will be announced Feb. 14, 2020.