Promote access to care for underserved and/or uninsured populations.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase the number of New Yorkers with adequate and appropriate health insurance, with a particular focus on building enrollment in existing public and/or publicly subsidized insurance programs
  2. Significantly reduce language, cultural, physical, financial, and systemic barriers to care

Promote access to care for underserved and/or uninsured populations.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase the number of New Yorkers with adequate and appropriate health insurance, with a particular focus on building enrollment in existing public and/or publicly subsidized insurance programs
  2. Significantly reduce language, cultural, physical, financial, and systemic barriers to care
Grants 2008

Children's Defense Fund - New York
$51,500
To help launch a feasibility study of coordinating New York's public health insurance with diverse social welfare programs including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), child care, school meals, and Women Infants and Children (WIC) programs

Community Health Care Association of New York State
$95,500
To help maintain and expand technical assistance and support to health centers across New York City

Pace University
$65,000
To help support the Lienhard School of Nursing's Cultural Competence, Nursing, and Interdisciplinary Team Care program

Increase the capacity of New Yorkers to be active and educated health care consumers who are able to make informed choices about their own health and effective use of the health care system.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase the number of New Yorkers who effectively navigate health systems, utilize care, and manage their health

Within this focus area, priority is given to primary, preventive and other non-disease-specific services.

Grants 2008

The Children's Health Fund
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support Phase II of the Healthy Connections program, a coordinated system of outreach, linkages, and referrals that meet the health needs of children in Harlem

Literacy Assistance Center, Inc.
$200,000
To help support the Health Literacy Resource Center

Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To help support capacity building efforts

Grants 2008

Calvary Hospital, Inc.
$150,000
To help support the Calvary @ Home Nursing Home Hospice Program and a new program that provides an alternate level of care for those at the very end of life

CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving (formerly Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter)
$50,000
To help support and expand the Dementia Home Care Workers Training Program

The Mental Health Association of New York City, Inc.
$215,000 (over three years)
To help establish a geriatric mental health training and assistance center (without walls)

Northside Center for Child Development, Inc.
$50,000
To help support the second year of the Comprehensive Evaluation Program

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, Inc.
$250,000 (over two years)
To help build policy staff capacity in support of a comprehensive effort to achieve quality care through quality jobs

Safe Horizon, Inc.
$35,000
To help support replication of the Counseling Center model and the introduction of a Counseling Center Residency Program

St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan
$250,000
To help support the Hospital's Palliative Care Center for Service, Education, and Research