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Cook County Public Health and Human Services releases a Request for Proposals for the Public Health Fund

Jul 01, 2019 01:22PM ● By Editor
Media Release from Cook County Public Health and Human Services - July 1, 2019

Cook County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) through the Public Health Fund (formerly known as the Public Health Community
Fund and Community Discretionary Funds).

To be considered for funding, applicants should align their requests with goals identified through the Cook County Community Health Assessment (CHA). Areas that align with these goals are:
• Access to specialty medical services
• Behavioral health
• Safe and stable housing
• Services for elders
• Services for families with young children
• Substance abuse

In 2018, approximately $130,000 were granted to local agencies that support the health, safety, and well-being of our community. These included AEOA Rural Rides, Birch Grove Community  School, Care Partners, Community Education, Cook County Higher Education, Cooperation Station, Oral Health Taskforce, and the Senior Center. A subcommittee of the PHHS AdvisoryCommittee will meet to review applications and provide a recommendation of funding to the Board of Commissioners.

Cook County PHHS has statutory authority to contract with agencies to provide services that
promote public health, safety, general welfare, security, prosperity, or contentment for the
benefit of the community that serve a public purpose. Priority will be given to organizations that address equitable access to programs and services.

There will be a community information session on Friday, July 12th from 10-11:30 a.m. in the
Commissioners Room of the Cook County Courthouse with information on the application
process and a chance for agencies to ask any questions they might have about the process. All
questions received will be posted on the Cook County Public Health website at:
RFP can also be found on the website.

Applications are due July 31st, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions regarding this
application or the funding process, please contact Grace Grinager, Public Health Coordinator at
[email protected] or by phone at (218)387-3605.
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