HCECM created ECMHF in 1992 to meet various needs. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, ECMHF's purpose is to plan, organize, educate and conduct research directed at improving the health status of our communities.
The Foundation builds mutually beneficial and supportive partnerships among groups and organizations concerned with enhancing the health and well-being of the region.
It is also charged with receiving, administering and distributing funds on behalf of comprehensive, community-based healthcare initiatives.
The most recent ECMHF grant project involves the Nurse Practitioner Initiative.