Nonprofit Community Health Clinics Receive $1.9 Million in Grants From Hartford Foundation

The John A. Hartford Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $1.9 million to five nonprofit community health clinics.

The grants, which require individual clinics to raise matching funds, will be used to implement Project IMPACT (Improving Mood — Promoting Access to Collaborative Care), an evidence-based depression care model developed by the University of Washington, and increase access to depression care for low-income people in medically underserved areas of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming.

The grant recipients are the Community Health Center of Central Wyoming in Casper; Mat-Su Health Services in Wasilla, Alaska; the Partnership Health Center in Missoula, Montana; Peninsula Community Health Services in Bremerton, Washington; and Valley View Health Center in Chehalis, Washington.

The grants, which range from $314,000 to $488,000 over two years, were awarded using funds from the Corporation for National and Community Service's Social Innovation Fund. The foundation matched its SIF award to co-fund the work of the five clinics and provide technical assistance and training through the University of Washington's Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions Center, which created IMPACT.

"Working with the CNCS' Social Innovation Fund has been an innovative and exciting way for the Hartford Foundation to increase the reach of IMPACT," said Hartford Foundation program director Christopher Langston, "in areas where it can make a huge difference in people's lives."