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

2016 Grants

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, Inc.
$100,000
To help support a targeted initiative to demonstrate the value of home care workers to the clinical outcomes prioritized by NYS's Medicaid strategy—and to enhance the training, roles, and funding needed to support this effort

ReServe Elder Service, Inc.
$40,000
To pursue strategies and partnerships that will help to ensure the sustainability of ReServe's Dementia Care Coach (DCC) program

Sunnyside Community Services, Inc.
$85,000
To support the Spanish Language Home Health Aid (HHA) Training Program and to help support capacity-building efforts to develop a "value proposition" for home health care within a continuum of care for seniors