Flaget Memorial Hospital wins violence prevention grant
Bardstown, KY (Aug. 5, 2014) – Flaget Memorial Hospital has been awarded a $15,600 grant to support violence prevention in Nelson County.
The grant has been provided by the Mission and Ministry Fund of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the national health care system that includes Flaget. The grant will contribute to CHI’s initiative to prevent violence in every community the health care system serves.
“As a provider of health and health care, we see the human cost of violence every day as victims come to us for emergency services,” according to Flaget President Sue Downs. “We want to do what we can to eradicate violence, and to do it upstream. We don’t want to just react to it; we want to prevent the causes of violence.”
The funding, which is considered a planning grant, will be used to assess the community and determine the greatest needs, in terms of violence prevention. Once the assessment is completed, and a priority area is identified, Flaget will apply to CHI for an implementation grant. The implementation grant funding will be used on a violence prevention effort.
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