Grants: Year 1995

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1995

The grants listed here show the total amount of awards made in 1995, whether one year or multiyear, and the 1995 payments of multiyear grants awarded in an earlier year. The grants reflect the program priorities in effect in 1995.


 

Beginning of Life

IMPROVEMENT of health outcomes for pregnant homeless women, Better Homes Fund, Newton Center, MA, $158,000 over 2 years

SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD program (WIC) for as many low-income families as possible, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC, $40,000

CHILDREN'S ACCESS to essential health care promoted through policy analysis and public education, Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC, $30,000

PUBLIC AWARENESS of the importance of government-supported child nutrition programs, Food Research and Action Center, Washington, DC, $30,000

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE related to downsizing, Food Research and Action Center, Washington, DC, $15,000

FAMILIES as full partners in decisions about maternal and child services at 25 teaching hospitals, Institute for Family-Centered Care, Bethesda, MD, $102,000

CONFERENCE for child advocates, National Association of State-Based Child Advocacy Organizations, Washington, DC, $40,000

Beginning / End of Life

PLANNING for a project to build the capacity of state governments to restructure Medicaid, Center for Health Policy Development, Portland, ME, $45,000

PLANNING for a project to help groups advocate for low-income families with children and people who are dying in state health care restructuring, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC, $35,000

CONFERENCE for state and community groups on possible changes in the Medicaid program, Families USA Foundation, Washington, DC, $24,567

Cancer

INITIATIVE to increase cancer-related psychosocial research and support services for cancer patients and their families, Center for the Advancement of Health, Washington, DC, $100,000 (1995 payment)

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT program for health professionals working with patients with life-threatening illnesses, Institute for the Study of Health and Illness, Commonweal, Bolinas, CA, $75,000 (1995 payment)

DEVELOPMENT of an appropriate psychosocial treatment for African American breast cancer patients, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, $28,900 (1995 payment)

End of Life

SILENT PARTNERS, a program to create a plan of action around family caregiving at the end of life, Fund for the City of New York, NY, $35,000

STUDY on the dying and their caregivers to determine the kinds of services that would improve the quality of life at the end of life, Harvard University, Boston, MA, $106,000 over 2 years; National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL, $343,250 over 2 years

ASSESSMENT of cross-cultural and ethnic barriers to the use of advance directives, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, $61,900

PLANNING for a community-based project documenting the effects of enhanced care for persons at the end of life, Mountain West Home Health Services, Missoula, MT, $10,000

EXAMINATION of economic and cultural differences in decision-making about advance directives, New York University, New York, NY, $16,724

MIND/BODY work with the dying, for replication in mainstream medicine, Project on Being with Dying, Upaya Chapter of the Teip Hien Order, Santa Fe, NM, $4,315

Mind / Body

MAJOR EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE to incorporate humanistic and complementary approaches to the delivery of care throughout the medical center, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, $275,000 (1995 payment)

ADVANCEMENT of mind/ body approaches to health in research, policy, practice, and public attitudes and behavior, Center for the Advancement of Health, Washington, DC, $600,000 over 3 years

INFORMATION for the public, health care providers, and researchers about new mind/body health findings, Center for the Advancement of Health, Washington, DC, $50,000

REVIEW of organizational structure, goals, and program plans, Center for the Advancement of Health, Washington, DC, $10,000

STUDY to determine the impact of stress reduction techniques on the health outcomes of individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, $169,500 (1995 payment)

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE program to train primary care doctors in the best practices of orthodox and complementary approaches to health and healing, University of Arizona Foundation, Tucson, AZ, $50,000

FINANCIAL STABILITY plan for the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, $75,000

Underserved

PUBLIC OPINION program to help media address health care concerns and to assist foundations in involving the public in health care solutions, Harvard University, Boston, MA, $25,000 (1995 payment)

EQUAL ACCESS to federally supported health care for low-income and minority people, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, New York, NY, $75,000 (1995 payment)

DEVELOPMENT of a five-year strategic plan, National Black Women's Health Project, Atlanta, GA, $10,000

TRAINING of youth-serving agencies on how to work more effectively with at-risk youth, National Network of Runaway and Youth Services, Washington, DC, $170,000 (1995 payment)

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SILENT PARTNERS, a program to create a plan of action around family caregiving at the end of life, Fund for the City of New York, NY, $35,000

STUDY on the dying and their caregivers to determine the kinds of services that would improve the quality of life at the end of life, Harvard University, Boston, MA, $106,000 over 2 years; National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL, $343,250 over 2 years

ASSESSMENT of cross-cultural and ethnic barriers to the use of advance directives, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, $61,900

PLANNING for a community-based project documenting the effects of enhanced care for persons at the end of life, Mountain West Home Health Services, Missoula, MT, $10,000

EXAMINATION of economic and cultural differences in decision-making about advance directives, New York University, New York, NY, $16,724

MIND/BODY work with the dying, for replication in mainstream medicine, Project on Being with Dying, Upaya Chapter of the Teip Hien Order, Santa Fe, NM, $4,315

Mind / Body

MAJOR EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE to incorporate humanistic and complementary approaches to the delivery of care throughout the medical center, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, $275,000 (1995 payment)

ADVANCEMENT of mind/ body approaches to health in research, policy, practice, and public attitudes and behavior, Center for the Advancement of Health, Washington, DC, $600,000 over 3 years

INFORMATION for the public, health care providers, and researchers about new mind/body health findings, Center for the Advancement of Health, Washington, DC, $50,000

REVIEW of organizational structure, goals, and program plans, Center for the Advancement of Health, Washington, DC, $10,000

STUDY to determine the impact of stress reduction techniques on the health outcomes of individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, $169,500 (1995 payment)

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE program to train primary care doctors in the best practices of orthodox and complementary approaches to health and healing, University of Arizona Foundation, Tucson, AZ, $50,000

FINANCIAL STABILITY plan for the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, $75,000

Underserved

PUBLIC OPINION program to help media address health care concerns and to assist foundations in involving the public in health care solutions, Harvard University, Boston, MA, $25,000 (1995 payment)

EQUAL ACCESS to federally supported health care for low-income and minority people, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, New York, NY, $75,000 (1995 payment)

DEVELOPMENT of a five-year strategic plan, National Black Women's Health Project, Atlanta, GA, $10,000

TRAINING of youth-serving agencies on how to work more effectively with at-risk youth, National Network of Runaway and Youth Services, Washington, DC, $170,000 (1995 payment)