Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Carilion Clinic is committed to improving the health of the communities we serve, focusing specifically on the needs identified in recent community health needs assessments completed for each community. Our efforts are designed to understand the health needs of the population entrusted to us, and to implement programs and approaches that directly impact those conditions. Solutions are sought through efforts such as:

  • Partnering with Healthy Roanoke Valley (a coalition of 50+ health and human service providers working on challenges identified by the most vulnerable - the uninsured, low income, and underserved)
  • Assisting health safety net partners (financial and in-kind assistance)
  • Setting system-wide priorities such as access to primary care, mental health care, and dental care; general wellness; and coordination of care between health and human service agencies and providers
  • Promoting wellness and early detection by providing screenings, access to tests that target conditions common to the local population, and access to fitness programs and training regimes developed to combat obesity and related health issues
  • Providing local, nutrient-dense food to patients and employees and to encourage healthy eating in the community

Carilion Clinic is interested in assisting with needs identified in our community health  assessments. The most recent reports are available online.

Community Sponsorships

All requests for community sponsorships must be received in writing at the minimum of six weeks prior to the date of the event or the image recognition deadline, if applicable.  The request should include the following:

  1. Organization name and mailing address
  2. Federal tax identification number
  3. Contact name, title, phone number and e-mail address
  4. Name and date of the event or program
  5. Amount of request (please include all levels of sponsorships available)
  6. Details of event or program to be funded
  7. How your event or program will address issues identified through community health needs assessments (CHNA)
  8. Plans for recognizing funding organizations according to the sponsorship levels included
  9. All requests should be emailed to pnsmith@carilionclinic.org.

Community Grant Programs

Requests to fund health safety net programs (physical, mental, dental and medication assistance programs) will be reviewed twice annually. All requests must be received in writing by April 15 for the spring funding cycle or October 15 for fall funding cycle and include the following:

  1. Organization name and mailing address
  2. Federal tax identification number
  3. Contact name, title, phone number and e-mail address
  4. Amount of request
  5. Description of the project
  6. Documented local health need(s) that this request addresses as identified in a community health needs assessment report (see this page for the most recently completed assessment by location)
  7. Objectives of the project, including timeline, evaluation process, and expected outcomes
  8. Estimated number of individuals served by the project
  9. Budget, including evidence of support for the project (this Excel file).

Applications received by October 15 will be reviewed for fall cycle funding (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31).

Applications received by April 15 will be reviewed for spring cycle funding (Jul. 1 - Jun. 30).

Decisions on funding of health safety net programs will be based on available resources and the impact on addressing a documented community health need. A written agreement and progress reports are required. A site visit may also be scheduled based on the level of funding provided. All requests with budgets should be emailed to communityoutreach@carilionclinic.org.

Speaker's Bureau

Carilion Clinic offers free 45-minute presentations to groups of 12 or more on a variety of health topics. Learn more about this program.