(Hyannis, September 23, 2020) Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) is pleased to release its 2021 Annual Strategic Grant Request for Proposals (RFP). The 2021 RFP is part of an annual competitive grant process focused on addressing the unmet health needs of the residents of Barnstable County. The CCHC Community Benefits annual competitive RFP grants program is open to all non-profit community organizations operating in Barnstable County with programs aligned with CCHC Community Benefits priorities. The Annual Strategic Grant RFP focuses on one major health priority in healthcare outlined in the 2020-2022 Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment Report and Strategic Implementation Plan. For FY21, the Annual Strategic Grant RFP will focus on: Physical Health Conditions. Proposals must be designed to reduce and/or prevent the occurrences and severity of chronic and infectious diseases in Barnstable County through best practices and collaborative approaches. The following targeted conditions include: • Cancer • Chronic & infectious disease(s) • Maternal health • Heart failure • Pulmonary rehabilitation • Diabetes • Oral health/dental services • Nutrition • Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurological health conditions • Stroke The CCHC Community Benefits program promotes the Cape Cod Healthcare mission to coordinate and deliver the highest quality, accessible health services to Cape Cod residents and visitors. “Cape Cod Healthcare is proud of our role as a leading contributor in improving the lives of our friends and neighbors,” said Christopher Lawson, senior vice president and Chief Development Officer at Cape Cod Healthcare. “There are so many deserving organizations making life on Cape Cod better for our residents and we look forward to working together by providing financial support and forging strategic partnerships to improve the quality of life for those who call Cape Cod home.” Cape Cod Healthcare Community Benefits will award up to $300,000 total for programs executed January 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021, through a competitive grant-making process as outlined in this RFP packet. Grant awards will range from $15,000 to $30,000 and are for one year only. The deadline for submission of strategic grant proposals is October 29, 2020. Applicants will be notified of award by December 9, 2020. The funding period runs from January 1 – September 30, 2021. Review or download the RFP application at https://www.capecodhealth.org/community-rfp For more information visit: www.capecodhealth.org/about/caring-for-our-community/ About Cape Cod Healthcare Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 5,700 employees and 790 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare has two acute care hospitals, the Cape’s leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, an assisted living facility, four urgent care centers and numerous health programs. For more information, visit the Cape Cod Healthcare website at www.capecodhealth.org. Visit our health news site www.capecodhealthnews.com for the latest in relevant and credible healthcare news.