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.

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.

2008 Grants

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.
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