When a natural disaster strikes, a community’s first priority is responding to those in immediate need of assistance. Our hearts go out to those impacted by Hurricane Barry and flooding caused by its storm system.
Recognizing many organizations in the greater New Orleans community have shifted resources towards helping with Barry’s aftermath, The Humana Foundation is extending its deadline for Strategic Community Investment applications in New Orleans by one week. Organizations in New Orleans will now have until Aug. 2 to apply for up to $1 million in investments for initiatives addressing social determinants of health, the conditions under which people are born, grow, live, work and age that impact overall health and well-being.
In 2019, The Humana Foundation’s Strategic Community Investment Program is expanding to include the greater New Orleans community. The Strategic Community Investment program began in 2018, investing more than $7 million in organizations in seven of Humana’s “Bold Goal” communities: Knoxville, Tn.; Louisville, Ky., San Antonio, Texas; Baton Rouge, La.; Tampa Bay, Fla.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Broward County, Fla. The Humana Foundation contributes to Humana’s “Bold Goal” – making communities by 20 percent healthier by 2020 and beyond – by investing in local organizations addressing social determinants of health and creating more healthy days together with community partners.
Organizations are invited to apply for investments for initiatives that create greater health equity for all and address one or more of the following social determinants of health:
- Postsecondary attainment and sustaining employment.
- Social connectedness.
- Financial asset security.
- Food security.
In an effort to encourage collaboration across sectors, special consideration will be given to joint applications from two or more organizations working in partnership towards results greater than what a single organization could achieve.
Organizations in the greater New Orleans community can apply for a 2019 Strategic Community Investment, including those in Jefferson, Orleans, Lafourche, Assumption, Plaquemines, St Charles, St James, St John the Baptist, Terrebonne, St. Tammany, Washington, and Tangipahoa parishes.
To apply for the Strategic Community Investment program in New Orleans, please visit The Humana Foundation’s website.