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 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

2012 Grants

ALIGN: the Alliance for a Greater New York
$15,000 (over six months)
To help support the NYC Care Connections survey and development of a policy agenda addressing the long-term-care gap for older adults and the disabled by creating new, quality home-care jobs

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support the New York Policy Program and its efforts to strengthen the home-care workforce and thereby improve care for the elderly and disabled