OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Once again, Owensboro Health is stepping up to give back to the community in a major way.
Owensboro Health gave out over $640,000 in grants on Thursday. 37 agencies were awarded money for various health projects.
The grants target community health needs such as tobacco use, children and school health.
“We do better when we have partners that really take on a responsibility for these people at a different level than we can treat them," Greg Strahan the President and CEO of Owensboro Health said. "But it allows us to do our job better and it allows them to do their job, and together we’re better.”
Owensboro Health says they're happy to support these organizations to create a healthier community.
“It’s a big thing for us to say we’re spending $645,000 not for ourselves but for the good of the community and the good of the healthcare community," Strahan said.
This year’s amount means Owensboro Health has invested over $6 million in the community since 2009.