Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation (Canton, OH)
The Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation approved grants totaling $200,500 to 15 nonprofit organizations and nine colleges. The foundation supports programs that promote the physical and mental well-being of the people residing in the counties of Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas, and Wayne in Ohio.
The foundation provides $43,000 in scholarships to students engaged in health-related studies at
Aultman College, Kent State University Stark, Kent State University Tuscarawas, Malone University, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Stark State College, University of Akron Wayne College, University of Mount Union, and Walsh University.
Those receiving grants include:
- A Whole Community—for food pantry distribution. ($7,000)
- Akron Children’s Hospital—for rehabilitative equipment for their Canton and Massillon facilities. ($9,500)
- American Red Cross—for platelets for cancer patients. ($5,000)
- Coleman Professional Services—for counseling for at-risk youth. ($20,000)
- Christian Children’s Home—for flooring for one of their cottages. ($5,400)
- CommQuest Services—for a furniture update. ($7,000)
- Faith in Action—for services for seniors. ($10,400)
- Friends of the Homeless—for screening services. ($10,000)
- Hammer & Nails—to assist in the purchase of a van. ($9,500)
- Lake Township Fish—for a refrigerated produce display. ($7,600)
- Legacy of Honor—for first responder training.($10,000)
- Malone University—for communication Simulator manikin. ($26,100)
- Refuge of Hope Ministries—to purchase insulin for their new medical clinic. ($5,000)
- Ronald McDonald House—for room sponsorship. ($15,000)
- Tuscarawas Clinic for the Working Uninsured—for operating support. ($10,000)
The foundation has two grant cycles each year, and welcomes grant requests that are health and wellness related. It is suggested that nonprofit organizations call the foundation office first to discuss their project or program. The deadline for submitting grants for the next cycle is November 29, 2022.
Contact: Don Sultzbach at 330.580.2380.
Health Foundation for Western and Central New York (Buffalo and Syracuse, NY)
In the first quarter of 2022, the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York awarded grants totaling $282,750 to organizations across western and central New York for projects that are enhancing the health of their communities. These programs include:
- Fellows Action Network (FAN)—to support its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice committee as they continue their long-term strategy to center equity principles in the work of the FAN, including analysis of recent member surveys and determination of actionable priorities for the committee in their pursuit of racial equity. ($10,000)
- Jamestown Baby Café —for a 12-month capacity-building program that provides assistance and coaching to strengthen its infrastructure and governance functions. ($36,775)
- New York State Action Community—to support its participation in the Age-Friendly Health Systems – New York State Action Community Phase 2, with implementation of its plan to achieve Institute for Healthcare Improvement recognition as an Age-Friendly Health System. ($10,000)
- Say Yes Buffalo—to expand its Early Childhood Health Home Care Coordination Project, adding two additional Care Coordinators who will serve five different Buffalo Public School classrooms for children ages 3-5. ($164,475)
- StoryGrowing WNY—to collaborate with the John R. Oishei Foundation on a third cohort of StoryGrowing WNY to strengthen the communications and storytelling capacity of Western New York nonprofit organizations. ($60,000)
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Contact: Kent Olden at 716.852.3030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York State Health Foundation (New York, NY)
The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) has selected 16 hospitals across the state for grant awards totaling nearly $800,000 to support them in sharing open notes effectively with patients.
Shared visit notes, often referred to as open notes, are an important way to help consumers become active participants in their own care. Established in 2010, OpenNotes is a national effort to give patients access to the visit notes written by their doctors, nurses, or other clinicians.
The 21st Century Cures Act, which went into effect last year, includes a federal mandate that requires health care providers that maintain electronic medical records to make clinical notes available to patients electronically and at no charge.
These NYSHealth awards will provide hospitals with funding, technical assistance, and peer-learning opportunities to not only comply with the new federal mandate but also use open notes to spark a culture change and more meaningfully engage patients.
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