VIA Healthcare Grant Application
About the program
VIA’s annual donation program will award $1500 of in-kind translation services to two separate innovative healthcare organizations that that strive to improve healthcare access for underserved, limited English speaking (LEP) communities. VIA strongly believes in the importance of building community and is passionate about giving back. The VIA annual grant program endeavors to help healthcare organizations decrease disparities in healthcare for underserved communities here in the U.S.
To be eligible applicants must be actively working to improve access to health or healthcare for its Limited English Speaking (LEP) communities. Eligible organizations must be headquartered in the U.S. and include a program with one or more of the following focus areas: health education, accessing healthcare, disaster & relief services, environment, science & technology, voluntarism & community outreach and youth advocacy & programs.
Our application process is now closed. Recipients of the healthcare grant will be announced the week of October 15, 2012.
2011 Grant Recipients:
Caring Health Center.Read how Caring Health Center used the funds to support their growing refugee community and reached 6,889 people by translating their general brochure into Arabic, Russian, Nepalese and Tigrinya.
Akron Children's Hospital. Read how Akron Children’s Hospital applied the grant funds to to produce various health-related materials into languages of limited diffusion including Burmese, Karen and Nepali.
Past Grant Recipients
Alameda County Access to Care Collaborative. Learn how the winner developed an exceptional multilingual information resource for Alameda County residents.
Bridgeport Hospital.Read how Bridgeport Hospital used the grant funds to translate medical consent forms, patient education materials and discharge instructions for their Polish and Portuguese speaking patients.
Health Plan of San Mateo. Read how HPSM produced and translated a Latino version of their SHAPEDOWN® Program, a weight management program designed for children, teens and parents.