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Strategic Grant Direction

Strategic Priorities

Through our new strategic plan, the Michael Reese Health Trust will focus our support to increase impact and accelerate turnaround times between application and funding decision. 

Please Note:
During 2018, while we test and refine our funding strategies, the application process will vary by focus area. Please reference our How to Apply page for grant cycle dates and other important information.

Our Focus Areas

Under the strategic plan, the Trust’s grant making program will focus on: 

Advocacy efforts to preserve the safety net
The intersection between housing and healthcare 
Behavioral health services and supports, including Medicaid enrollment, within CPS
The integration of oral health and primary care
Long-term counseling and cross-sector provider collaborations, to support survivors of domestic violence
Capacity building for a healthy Jewish community 
Healthcare workforce pathways for youth (11-25 years old), veterans with previous healthcare experience in the military, and immigrants/refugees with previous healthcare experience in their home country
Violence prevention, through participation in the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities and hospital-based interventions