In a major step toward addressing health disparities in our community, Finney County Community Health Coalition d/b/a LiveWell Finney County is pleased to announce it will receive $60,000 for its capacity building work through Centura Healthcare’s Health Equity & Advancement Fund. Centura Health established the annual $5 million community grant program to extend the impact of community efforts focused on advancing social justice through initiatives that extend health equity across Colorado and Western Kansas. The fund further supports Centura’s vision of every community, every neighborhood, every life – whole and healthy.
Heather Wright-Renick is the Clinical Grant Coordinator for this program. This funding will allow LiveWell to continue working throughout the community to reduce gaps in medical and social services. We recognize the multiple barriers many residents experience such as access to reliable and available transportation, language translation, time, understanding of medical conditions and treatments, and knowledge of available local resources. With this grant we are able to help people navigate these barriers and partner with community organizations to eliminate these barriers in order to serve the residents of Finney County more equitably. “Meeting people where they’re at is beneficial. We’re able to go to them in their neighborhood instead of them having to figure out how to come to us.”, Wright-Renick.