Community Sponsorship Program

Community sponsorships support Health Share’s vision of a healthy community for all. Through this effort we build relationships with community based organizations, impacting our members across the Tri-County region.

Organizations requesting a member-facing sponsorship may receive one (1) Health Share sponsorship per year for up to $2,500.

Application Process

In an effort to be inclusive, we strive for an open and consistent process with monthly reviews of sponsorship applications. Organizations requesting event sponsorship support should follow these steps:

  1. Review eligibility and purpose of Health Share’s Community Sponsorship Program

  2. Fill out the Community Sponsorship Application if your event meets eligibility criteria

  3. Submit the application and any supplemental materials 60 calendar days before start of the event

  4. Receive confirmation from Health Share staff within 7 calendar days after submitting the application

  5. Receive response from Health Share within 30 days of submitting the application


Submit your application

To submit a sponsorship application or for more information, please email, Rebecca Naga, Community Engagement Program Manager at rebecca@healthshareoregon.org

Please note: This policy relates to member-facing events only. For industry events, please contact Ashlen Strong at ashlen@healthshareoregon.org.


Purpose

  • Reach Health Share members and build connections and trusting relationships with their families and community

  • Build partnerships with community-based organizations by generating positive exposure/alignment for Health Share of Oregon consistent with our mission, vision, and values

  • Support the capacity of organizations that improve the social conditions and/or health of the tri-county community at large

  • Promote health equity among culturally-specific and vulnerable populations through increased engagement with health care system

Priorities

Health Share’s priority for member-facing sponsorships has a particular focus on events that support and engage our members, especially those populations who experience severe health and health care disparities. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Communities of color

  • Members residing in under-resourced communities in each of the three counties in our service area

  • Individuals living with a disability

  • Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community (LGBTQ)

Eligibility

If you are applying for a community sponsorship, the following requirements must be completed:

  • Event or activity must be directly engaging and impacting community members on the Oregon Health Plan

  • Location of event must be in Clackamas, Multnomah, or Washington County

  • Organizations may only receive one community sponsorship per calendar year, up to $2,500.


Sponsorships we are unlikely to support include:

  • Events or activities that are primarily for providers or healthcare professionals, such as a training or conference that members are unlikely to attend

  • Events that require an entrance fee