Essential to Wellness

Building healthy communities where our employees live and work. 


Thank you for your interest in the Cardinal Health Foundation’s Essential to Wellness Grant Program. The 2017 application is now closed.

We appreciate the work of our community partners to impact health and wellness in their communities and appreciate all of those who applied for funding. We look forward to working more closely with our non-profit partners on initiatives that help create healthy and vibrant communities.

The 2017 Essential to Wellness Grant Program will focus funding in Little Rock, Arkansas; Lake County, Illinois; Radcliff, Kentucky; Twinsburg, Ohio; Milpitas, California, and Puerto Rico. We focus on these geographic areas because we have large groups of employees that live and work in these regions.  We believe health and wellness is a key to the success of our employees and we want to make their communities healthy too.

In 2017, we sought proposals that included the following criteria:

  • Strive to break down barriers that contribute to disparities in health outcomes that persist for low-income individuals, communities of color, LGBTQ people, and other vulnerable populations so that everyone will have fair and equal opportunities to achieve good health.
  • Address the needs of our aging population and their caregivers.
  • Programs that focus on early years of life when children’s health habits are formed and engage the entire family unit in healthy lifestyles.
  • Preventative health initiatives that encourage healthy eating and active living through access to healthy food and activity. 

We look forward to announcing the Essential to Wellness grant recipients later this year.

Please contact the Cardinal Health Foundation at  with any questions.

2017 grant recipients

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