Recognizing the critical importance of health and mental health care to individuals, families, and communities, the Foundation invests in programs or projects that achieve results aligned with the objectives outlined below. Please note that the "Results Sought" reflect the specific outcomes of highest interest to us at this time.

Expand access to health care for underserved, uninsured, or vulnerable populations or communities.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase in number of New Yorkers with adequate health insurance, particularly public and/or publicly subsidized health insurance
  2. Decrease in system- or community-wide barriers to health care or particular health services due to, e.g., immigration status, economic means, or provider capacity
  3. System- or community-wide increase in number of New Yorkers able to seek, navigate, and manage their health care and health insurance, either alone or with the help of a caregiver

(Priority will be given to projects aimed at systems-change or that are systemic or community-wide in scale or approach.)

Grants 2014

Care for the Homeless
To help support an intensive patient enrollment and engagement initiative, employing best practices to address systemic barriers to Medicaid enrollment and health care for homeless New Yorkers

Children's Defense Fund - New York
To help support access by children and families to health insurance and enrollment assistance on New York's online health benefits marketplace, and to promote a plan to improve quality health care offered to public school students in NYC

Community Service Society of New York
To help support an analysis of the costs associated with at least three policy options aimed at enhancing insurance coverage for undocumented immigrants in New York

Hospice & Palliative Care Association of New York State
To support an initiative to broaden coverage of non-hospice palliative home care by Managed Care plans, and to develop a home-based palliative care model that aims to advance quality of care and cost reduction objectives

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (aka Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
$100,000 (over eighteen months)
To help expand the capacity of the Center to Advance Palliative Care to provide and scale-up clinical and operational training through web-based curricula

Make the Road New York
To continue support for a project to help track healthcare utilization among newly insured low-income immigrants, and to initiate data collection on the health services and health insurance benefits that undocumented immigrants most need and want

Medicare Rights Center, Inc.
$75,000 (over fifteen months)
To engage community and advocacy partners in preparing to educate and assist clients affected by the launch of NYS's Fully Integrated Dual Advantage (FIDA) managed care demonstration program in NYC

New York State Health Foundation
$115,000 (over eighteen months)
As a final grant to help support the New York State Health Foundation's multi-agency health insurance enrollment network initiative with a renewal grant to a NYC-based network participant

Expand and strengthen quality out-of-hospital health care for the most underserved and vulnerable populations.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase in New Yorkers benefitting from primary care from a “Patient-Centered Medical Home” or comparable out-patient community-based provider
  2. Increase in New Yorkers benefitting from coordinated care, care management, and/or multi-disciplinary services and supports provided in an accessible community- or home-based setting, with a focus on programs targeting individuals living in poverty, with multiple chronic or behavioral health conditions, and/or who are transportation-challenged, including frail elders
  3. Increase in New Yorkers receiving services and supports aimed at reducing unnecessary hospital admissions, readmissions, or emergency room use, and successfully transitioning patients into out-of-hospital community-based care and care management

(Priority will be given to programs capable of being sustained with earned or public sector revenue, producing outcomes of long-term value in a short time, and/or of reducing cost to the system while maintaining or improving quality of care to the individual.)

Grants 2014

The Bridge, Inc.
As a final grant to support an increased rate of formal enrollment in CBC's Health Home, as well as quality-assurance activities aimed at improving quality of care and avoiding preventable hospital use by Health Home enrollees

Jewish Association for Services for the Aged
To provide support for development of a model of patient-centered care that will maximize the potential for reimbursement for the full range of JASA services by Managed Care plans

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Inc.
$25,000 (over six months)
To support research, analysis, and partner cultivation to assess the potential for successful partnership with health providers related to care transitions for frail older adults

Primary Care Development Corporation
$250,000 (over two years)
To help support creation of a systematic approach to clinician engagement in health homes, while launching a learning community and advisory board to begin testing and disseminating PCDC care coordination tools more broadly

United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc.
To help support the participation of community-based agencies in year two of a three-year Community Health Initiative

Promote development and expansion of the workforce needed to support delivery of primary, community-based, and at-home health care and care management for the most vulnerable populations.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase in number of health care support workers with improved skills, enhanced job quality, and expanded pathways to advancement in the transforming health service sector
  2. Increase in number of workers newly trained for and successfully placed in entry-level and/or paraprofessional positions related to care coordination, care management, and community outreach
Grants 2014

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To help ensure that changes to New York State's long-term care delivery system have a measurable, positive impact on home care workers and consumers

Sunnyside Community Services, Inc.
To help support the Spanish-language Home Health Aide Training Program