In our work, HealthFirst encourages alliances, partnerships, and collaboration between providers and organizations. This broadens, deepens, and diversifies participation in the provision of services. These collaborations have intrinsic value and effectiveness in building organizational capacity and expanding the reach of grant funds.
HealthFirst has awarded grants to Clinton County Community Action Program, Clinton County Diabetes and Community Wellness Program, Friends of Clarksville, Hope House, Over the Rhine Music, Art, and Earth Foundation, Sugartree Ministry Center, and the United Way of Clinton County, to name a few.
HealthFirst of Clinton County is a multi-million-dollar fund of the Clinton County Foundation. It evolved from the former CMH Foundation, an affiliate of Clinton Memorial Hospital until the public hospital was sold to a for-profit entity in December 2010. Since then, HealthFirst has awarded more than $1 million to nonprofits that promote the good health of residents in Clinton County.
Our work is informed by our Community Health Needs Assessment prepared by PRC, a nationally recognized health care consulting firm. Our most recent study was completed in 2020 and is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors, and needs of residents in Clinton County, Ohio. We use this information and feedback from community stakeholders to inform decisions and guide efforts to improve our community health and wellness.
This community-based program helps individuals apply for medication assistance programs that can provide free or reduced cost medications. PMAP staff and volunteers will help you identify and then apply to the appropriate programs to obtain the medications you need. If you qualify, you could receive your mediations in as little as three to four weeks. This program is the result of a collaboration between HealthFirst, the Clinton County Health District, and the Clinton County Board of Commissioners.
Here are some of the criteria used to qualify for our medication assistance program:
To apply, call or visit the PMAP office and be prepared to provide the following information:
PMAP is housed at the offices of the Clinton County Health District and is open Monday and Wednesday from 8am – Noon.
111 South Nelson Ave., Suite 10, Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937-481-2138 or 937-382-7221
HealthFirst for Clinton County operates its grant cycle process on a semi-annual basis. Requests are generally between $2,500 and $25,000. However, we will consider larger requests for projects with significant impact on the community.
Clinton County-based 501(c)3 organizations, government entities, nonprofit organizations, and other tax-exempt groups that work to promote the good health of residents in Clinton County are eligible to apply.
If your organization does not meet the organizational status, you will need a fiscal sponsor.
HealthFirst funds projects that serve or benefit Clinton County. Projects and program proposals should address one or more of the following areas:
High Priority Projects
Lower Priority Projects
Projects Ineligible for grant support
We also recommend reviewing some of our common documents:
If you have not used the grant portal before, you will need to create an account. If you have previously applied for a grant through the Clinton County Foundation, you may use the same log-in information.
Applicants should visit the Clinton County Foundation’s Grant Portal to set up an account.
If you have any questions about HealthFirst’s grant application process, please contact Alison Belfrage.