The Tri-City Healthcare District (TCHD) is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations serving residents of Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista. Excluded from consideration are other hospitals, hospital districts, and government agencies.

The grant requests must be for projects that promote the health and well-being of residents in the district and that speak to the priorities identified by Tri-City Healthcare District’s Board of Directors. These priorities include access to health care, nutrition, reducing obesity, preventing diabetes and heart disease, and promoting mental health.

To encourage innovative programs or new approaches that leverage existing networks and resources in creative ways, a portion of the available funding may be awarded to one or more projects in which Tri-City Medical Center collaborates.

Detailed guidelines and grant application may be obtained electronically at:

www.tricitymed.org/CHAC

Completed grant applications are due no later than 5:00 PM, March 6, 2015

About Tri-City Medical Center:

Tri-City Medical Center (TCMC) is a 397-bed Gold Seal-approved, full-service acute-care hospital with several advanced institutes. Over 500 affiliated physicians practice in 60 specialties. TCMC is the county leader in robotic and minimally invasive surgical technologies, operates the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in North San Diego County, and operates the third busiest emergency room in the county. TCMC is a designated receiving center for stroke and heart failure, achieving the Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Award for both services from the American Heart Association – The only San Diego hospital to receive both distinctions. The hospital is administered by the Tri-City Healthcare District, which includes parts or all of Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad and San Marcos. For more information about Tri-City Medical Center, please visit www.tricitymed.org.