Grantees

Past Grantees: 2008

2008 Grant Awards

Grants to the Community

11th Street Family Health Services Center of Drexel University – $54,000 grant to support the primary care behavioral health model of care for children and their families in North Philadelphia, providing integrated behavioral health services in primary care by primary behavioral health consultants.

The Adoption Center of Delaware Valley – $10,000 grant to support the child preparation program, involving children in the process of family selection and assisting public and private agencies and social workers in the Philadelphia area to adequately prepare children for the family recruitment process and match children with adoptive families.

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania – $15,000 grant for second year of funding to provide free legal counsel and representation to clients in securing all healthcare benefits to which he or she is entitled.

ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter – $50,000 grant to support the In-Home Care Program, providing free personal care by home health aids to patients in the advanced stages of ALS living in the Philadelphia region.

Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia – $20,000 grant to support the Counseling Center’s child victim specialist to provide individual and group therapeutic counseling to children, youth and adults traumatized by exposure to violence.

Bethesda Project – $60,000 grant for a full-time registered nurse to provide care to and oversight of the health needs of formerly homeless people at Bethesda Project residential facilities throughout Philadelphia.

Bridging the Gaps – $40,000 grant to support the Philadelphia Community Health Internship Program to teach future health professionals about the reciprocal connections among the health care system and the health of the population.

Child Abuse Prevention Effort (CAPE) – $20,000 grant to support the Emergency Family Fund to provide essential emergency needs for children such as food, clothing, beds and bedding, school supplies and uniforms and shelter; and free parenting and child abuse prevention workshops for parents and professionals.

CHOICE (Concern for Health Options: Information,Care and Education) – $10,000 grant for the expansion of the health workshops and education and outreach effort to youth in the Latino communities throughout Philadelphia.

Congreso – $45,000 grant to support the Un Buen Comienzo (“A Good Beginning”) program in addressing the mental health needs of pregnant and parenting women through enhanced in-home clinical services provided by master’s level clinicians.

Crozer-Chester Medical Center – $40,000 grant for a second year of funding the Youth Leadership Program, which trains high school students in the Chester Upland School District to be peer leaders and community health educators in order to address medical and social issues that negatively impact the health of students.

Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre – $5,000 grant to support a comprehensive education and outreach program for health care providers in Delaware County hospitals and health care facilities to enhance two-way communication between them and deaf and hard-of-hearing health care consumers.

Federation Early Learning Services – $52,000 grant to support an early intervention program for preschool children with special needs in the Greater Philadelphia region. A pediatric occupational therapist assesses children in the classroom and develops strategies to meet the children’s special needs. Team meetings also are held with all stakeholders, including parents, teachers and school administrators.

The Food Trust – $20,000 grant for the Healthy Times newspapers written and illustrated by students in Norristown, Philadelphia and Upper Darby schools to promote health, fitness, nutrition and safety in schools and after-school programs.

Healthlink Medical Center – $36,000 grant to develop an electronic medical record database to reduce costs and increase procurement of medications for patients.

Institute for Safe Families – $33,000 grant to improve health care identification of and response to domestic violence through a self-reported screening within four Philadelphia Department of Public Health community health centers.

Keystone Hospice – $60,000 grant to care for indigent hospice patients in their homes and in the Keystone House.

Kids Smiles – $30,000 grant for the expansion of the Kids Smiles’ Southwest Philadelphia center and the expanded functions of a dental assistant and an in-house educator.

Maternity Care Coalition – $35,000 grant for the MOMobile at Riverside Correctional Facility to provide women who are pregnant or mothers of young children with health education, parenting skills training, individual counseling and group sessions.

Philabundance – $15,000 grant for the Children’s Hunger Initiative to provide heat-and-serve meals, meal ingredients and snacks to area agencies that serve low-income children.

The Sayre Health Center – $60,000 grant to support a sustainable model of university-school-community partnerships for improved health promotion and disease prevention that utilizes University of Pennsylvania students at the center’s school-based health
clinic.

St. Helena Friendly Visitor Program – $25,000 grant to support the Friendly Visitor Program for frail, isolated seniors living in the Olney/Logan neighborhoods of Philadelphia.

Support Center for Child Advocates – $20,000 grant to provide programs and training workshops for volunteer attorneys and paralegals who in turn provide free legal services to help improve the health and well-being of medically needy children in Philadelphia who are subject to protective proceedings in Family Court.

The Clinic – $56,100 grant for a second year of funding for a full-time staff nurse at The Clinic in Phoenixville, Chester County. The clinic’s volunteer medical professionals provide comprehensive primary and specialty services.

University of Pennsylvania – $40,000 grant to support the Urban Nutrition Intern Program, which involves high school students in year-round job training and skills development through urban gardens, youth-run farm stands and the teaching of families to prepare affordable, healthy meals in low-income Philadelphia neighborhoods.

Wireless Philadelphia – $50,000 grant for the TEACH (Training, Education, Access, Content and Hardware) pilot collaboration program with the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Maternal, Child and Family Health to increase access to medical and health information on the Internet. This allows individuals to be more aware of issues
affecting their own health and the health of their families.

Pennsylvania Hospital Program Grants

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – $60,000 grant for a second year of funding the Latinas Health Services Program to provide diagnostic clinical screenings and prenatal care for Mexican women immigrants who are uninsured and ineligible to receive Medicaid benefits. The program is a collaborative effort between Pennsylvania Hospital, Women and Children’s Health Services and Puente de Salud and JUNTOS, community advocacy/outreach organizations.

Diabetes Education Center – $57,233 grant for a second year of funding the Healthy Futures Education Program, which provides
education and support for the ever growing numbers of diabetes patients who come to the center for care.

Family Education Department – $51,000 grant for a lactation consultant to provide services for the Women and Children’s Health Services Breastfeeding Education and Support Program. The lactation consultant visits those who have chosen not to breastfeed, attends prenatal childbirth classes, visits patients after they give birth and provides technical support and assistance with breastfeeding.

Hall Mercer Community MH/MR Center – $60,000 grant to support the Asian Child and Family Program, which provides clinical, psychotherapy and interpreter services for Asian language-speaking patients.

Joan Karnell Cancer Center

  • Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
    Outreach Program in the African American community
    – $41,000 grant for a second year of funding for screening, genetic testing and education of men and women in Philadelphia.
  • Geriatric Oncology Program – $40,794 grant for education and outreach efforts focused on symptom management, maintaining functional status and independence and improving quality of life. This focus ensures appropriate referral and enrollment for all eligible patients.
  • Supportive Care Fund – $24,000 grant to assist families facing crises by providing financial support for medication expenses, nutritional supplements, patient and family living expenses, grocery vouchers, bus tokens, parking and cab vouchers.

J. Edwin Wood Clinic – $25,000 grant for the renovation and expansion of the clinic’s medical records and administrative areas.

Pennsylvania Hospital Historic Preservation Grants

Save the Pine Building – $60,000 grant to preserve the nation’s original and first hospital structure. This preservation campaign is integral to not only maintaining the architectural value of the Pine Building, but also integral to preserving the social associative and commemorative value related to that period in history when this important edifice was built. The Pine Building represents the inception of structured scientific inquiry, medicine, medical education and the provision of healthcare for the indigent and mentally ill.

Historic Collections – $57,000 grant for the hospital’s full-time archivist to arrange, describe and preserve the records and artifacts of the hospital’s archives; to conserve rare books; and to monitor the physical status/location of fine art
and furniture.



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