Digital Storytelling Partnership

Digital Storytelling Partnership

In the coming year (2022-2023), Healthcare Initiative Foundation will highlight our FY22 Capacity Building grant partners’ programming, innovations, partnership.  Sharing this work will elevate the impact had on members of the Montgomery County community. Just as important, these stories reflect how innovation is influencing organizational and systemic change for a more equitable healthcare system.  Through these stories, created by our grant partners, the Foundation will be able to lift up and highlight the leaders within each program and organization that are making the change a reality while illustrating the hard work that it takes to create change.

Each and every day, the Foundation continues to be inspired by how our  Montgomery County nonprofit community is rising up to challenges and we want to help share these stories!  From June 2022 through July 2023, we have asked each of our FY22 Capacity Building Grant partners to share their work with us in a medium of storytelling that fits their works. We will use our available platforms to share their passion and commitment with the greater community.

Warrior Canine Connection

In FY22, HIF invested $20,000 to continue the ongoing Mission-based Trauma Recovery program through WCC. MBTR allows military veterans to assist in the training of service dogs, through professional facilitation, with the goal of another veteran receiving that service animal for physical and mental wellness. Warrior Canine Connection is based in Boyds, Md. Here is their story.

CASA

In FY22, HIF invested $20,000 to support CASA’s ongoing commitment to provide equitable and culturally-competent awareness about breast cancer risks and education on available preventative measures. With HIF’s funding, #200 women will receive assistance and #50 of those referred will complete a mammogram screening. On May 21, CASA co-hosted the 2022 Social Justice Summit with No Studios. They presented on the panel entitled, “Public Health for Whom? Exploring the Challenges and Possibilities in Health Justice for the Immigrant Community.” Here is their story.