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Mayo seeks applications for Shared Value Award

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Mayo Clinic is seeking applicants for its Shared Value Award, which helps fund a collaborative project that addresses social challenges that affect health in Olmsted County.

From the qualifying pool of applicants, three finalists will be selected by Mayo Clinic’s Contributions Committee, and the winner will be determined by Olmsted County community members through online voting.

Voting takes place online and will be available from Aug. 30 until Oct. 21.

The winner will receive $30,000 and the other two finalists will each receive $5,000.

Applicants must in some way address mental health, injury prevention, obesity, immunization and financial stress in Olmsted County. These focus areas are selected in the Olmsted County Community Health Needs Assessment, which is created in a collaboration of Olmsted County Public Health Services, Olmsted Medical Center, Mayo Clinic and other community organizations.


The projects must be the result of a collaboration of three or more organizations.

The 2018 winner was Eviction Prevention, which helps connect community members facing eviction with legal resources and longer term financial counseling in order to prevent eviction.

Mayo Clinic’s shared value award is meant to encourage cross collaboration between citizen advocacy groups, businesses, government programs and nonprofits to improve health in the community.

For further information about the regulations and to apply, visit Mayo Clinic’s Community Engagement site, https://communityengagement.mayoclinic.org .

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