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.

Promote the development and delivery of quality and responsive care for the most vulnerable populations.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase the number of vulnerable New Yorkers benefiting from responsive, evidence-based, non-disease-specific services, such as palliative care and family care giving

Within this focus area, priority is given to the creation and demonstration of promising models and the training of practitioners.

2011 Grants

Calvary Hospital, Inc.
to help support the second year of the Palliative Home-Care Project

CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving (formerly Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter)
$100,000 (over two years)
to help support the Professional Home Care Workers Dementia Training Program

The Institute for Family Health, Inc.
to help implement InstituteLink, an Internet-based link between the Institute's electronic health record system and several key community health care providers utilized by Institute patients

Lenox Hill Hospital
to help provide support for development of a Program in Palliative Medicine

The Mental Health Association of New York City, Inc.
$130,000 (over two years)
to support the Geriatric Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Center and a project to integrate behavioral health, including geriatric mental health, into primary care medical homes

Mount Sinai School of Medicine (aka Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
to help support policy and education initiatives by the Center to Advance Palliative Care

Union Settlement Association, Inc.
$35,000 (over fifteen months)
for capacity building efforts to help improve mental health service delivery

United Hospital Fund of New York
to help promote Next Step in Care materials to a broad audience of family caregivers and health care and social service professionals and expand training in the use of these materials