Mountain View County Council has approved six local organizations receive Health Funding for 2018, with a total distribution of $66,550.
The approvals were given during the May 23rd regular Council meeting.
The following organizations were the recipients of Health Funding grants:
- Hope 4 MVC Kids Society: $9,850
- Olds & District Hospice Society: $15,000
- Reed Ranch School Parent Council: $1,000
- Sundre Health Professional Attraction & Retention Committee: $10,000
- Village of Cremona Medical Clinic: $29,700
- Westcott Community Club: $1,000
According to the applications for funding, the respective projects associated with the above approvals include (in order); support for families with children in medical need, ongoing expenses for hospice palliative care suites, purchase of an automated external defibrillator, health improvement activities including attraction and retention, support of establishment of a medical clinic in Cremona, and purchase of an automated external defibrillator.
The County’s Health Funding policy states that “Mountain View County Council is committed to supporting innovative solutions that support health care service delivery within the Mountain View County Region.”
Under the principles of the policy this funding is directed to support health programs and services for enhanced and sustainable heath care.
Additionally, Health Funding may not be awarded for projects/programs that are eligible for existing funding from Alberta Health Services.
Applications for Health Funding are facilitated by the County’s Community Service Department and approved annually by County Council.
The annual budget is $65,000. Council approved the $1,550 in overages this year and will fund from the County’s one per cent contingency fund to make up the difference.