Healthier Community Initiative

Baptist Health Floyd’s Healthier Community Initiative (HCI) is a collaboration between Southern Indiana community leaders and Baptist Health Floyd. Funded by the Floyd Memorial Foundation, the HCI strives to create health and well-being to the region by providing screenings, prevention and education programs to more than 10,000 community residents annually.

The HCI provides many screening programs and classes to help community members assess and improve their personal state of health and well-being.

A variety of free seminars and educational opportunities are available throughout the year, and HCI offers a free comprehensive heart and stroke screening on a monthly basis.

If your organization would like to request a Floyd Memorial Foundation Healthy Communities Institute mini-grant please complete a 2016 HCI Mini-Grant Application.  We will consider opportunities that meet at least one or more of the following criteria:

  • Improve the health of our community as defined in our community health needs assessment
  • Improve the lives of people who are medically underserved
  • Demonstrate clear, measurable annual goals that benefit the health and well-being of the community

Excluded from consideration are:

  • Requests from organizations outside areas in which Baptist Health Floyd provides services
  • Requests from religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Requests from individuals not working on behalf of an organization
  • Requests from political organizations
  • Requests for capital improvement projects
  • Requests for annual operating support or debt reduction

Baptist Health Floyd performs a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years and has adopted an implementation strategy to meet the community health needs identified in the assessment. To review more detailed information and to see a copy of Baptist Health Floyd’s Community Health Needs Assessment Community Health Needs Assessment.