Grants: Year 1996

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1996

The grants listed here show the total amount of awards made in 1996, whether one year or multiyear, and the 1996 payments of multiyear grants awarded in a previous year.


 

Beginning of Life

Development of state-based strategies to include welfare recipients in state debates on the workfare provisions of the new welfare reform law, Arkansas Institute for Social Justice, Washington, DC, $20,000

Improvement of health outcomes for pregnant homeless women, Better Homes Fund, Newton Center, MA, $79,000 (1996 payment)

Strategy meeting on redesigning low-income assistance programs, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC, $9,000

Planning grant for a new model of urban pediatric care focusing on the needs of the whole child and whole family, Child Health Foundation of Boston, MA, $50,000

Promotion of systems of care that link health, education, and services for families, French-American Foundation, New York, NY, $111,000 over two years

Information and technical assistance for hospitals participating in IFCC training seminars on family-centered maternal and child health care, Institute for Family-Centered Care, Bethesda, MD, $74,700

Planning grant for the transformation of pediatric care into family-centered care in the medical center and the community-based health services it supports, Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, NY, $50,000

Children's Budget Watch Project, National Association of State-Based Child Advocacy Organizations, Washington, DC, $10,000

Enabling mothers to use community services more effectively to improve the health of their children, Vista Community Clinic, Vista, CA, $100,500 over two years

End of Life

Study of parental decision making in removing children from life support, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, $44,230

WHOSE Death Is It, Anyway?, a film about end-of-life decisions, broadcast nationally over PBS, Choice in Dying, New York, NY, $50,000

In the Service of Life, a continuing education curriculum on detoxifying death for physicians, by the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness, Commonweal, Bolinas, CA, $224,000 over three years

Spiritual Beliefs and the Dying Process: A Study on the Implications for Care at the End of Life, George H. Gallup International Institute, Princeton, NJ, $20,000

Toolkit for assessing and enhancing end-of-life care, Center to Improve the Care of the Dying, George Washington University, Washington, DC, $50,000

Development of interventions for use by clergy, social workers, and doctors to relieve the psycho-spiritual distress of dying patients, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, $274,900 over three years

Education and training to enable family caregivers and other health care proxy agents to be effective surrogates for dying patients in collaboration with health care professionals, Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, NY, $34,650

Importance of spiritual traditions in improving the end-of-life care of the elderly in long-term care facilities, Park Ridge Center, Chicago, IL, $120,000 over two years

Missoula Demonstration Project, engaging the community in improving the care of the dying, St. Patrick Hospital and Health Foundation, Missoula, MT, $140,000

Development of a plan to enable the Institute for Contemplative Work with Dying People to become self-supporting, Upaya Chapter of the Tiep Hien Order, Santa Fe, NM, $5,599

Community hospice for three counties in rural Indiana, Visiting Nurse Association of North Central Indiana, Elwood, IN, $35,000

Beginning / End of Life

Training and technical assistance for state policy makers committed to improving the quality of health care for children in foster care, Center for Health Policy Development, Portland, ME, $577,100 over three years

Support for groups concerned about the impact on children of state efforts to restructure cash assistance, Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC, $100,000

Project to help state-based public interest groups advocate for indigent children, the disabled, and the elderly in state efforts to restructure food and cash assistance and health care programs, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC, $100,000

Information and technical assistance to state-based health care coalitions working on services available for children through Medicaid managed care, Families USA Foundation, Washington, DC, $75,000

Media training sessions for participants in the Hunger Leaders Meeting, Food Research and Action Center, Washington, DC, $15,000

Conference on improving the health of young children, French-American Foundation, New York, NY, $5,000

Assistance to federal and state policy makers and advocates to assure that the needs of children with mental health problems are addressed as states restructure their Medicaid programs, Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health, Washington, DC, $50,000

Policy analysis and technical assistance on changes in Medicaid and Medicare, National Health Law Program, Los Angeles, CA, $100,000

Elevating the role of family caregivers in caring for adults with chronic and terminal illnesses in health care planning, United Hospital Fund of New York, NY, $50,000 over two years

Mind / Body and Underserved

Advancement of mind/body approaches to health in research, policy, practice, and public attitudes and behavior, Center for the Advancement of Health, Washington, DC, $200,000 (1996 payment)

Development of psychosocial treatment and services for minority and low-income women with breast cancer, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, $69,100 (1996 payment)
International Institute, Princeton, NJ, $20,000

Toolkit for assessing and enhancing end-of-life care, Center to Improve the Care of the Dying, George Washington University, Washington, DC, $50,000

Development of interventions for use by clergy, social workers, and doctors to relieve the psycho-spiritual distress of dying patients, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, $274,900 over three years

Education and training to enable family caregivers and other health care proxy agents to be effective surrogates for dying patients in collaboration with health care professionals, Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, NY, $34,650

Importance of spiritual traditions in improving the end-of-life care of the elderly in long-term care facilities, Park Ridge Center, Chicago, IL, $120,000 over two years

Missoula Demonstration Project, engaging the community in improving the care of the dying, St. Patrick Hospital and Health Foundation, Missoula, MT, $140,000

Development of a plan to enable the Institute for Contemplative Work with Dying People to become self-supporting, Upaya Chapter of the Tiep Hien Order, Santa Fe, NM, $5,599

Community hospice for three counties in rural Indiana, Visiting Nurse Association of North Central Indiana, Elwood, IN, $35,000

Beginning / End of Life

Training and technical assistance for state policy makers committed to improving the quality of health care for children in foster care, Center for Health Policy Development, Portland, ME, $577,100 over three years

Support for groups concerned about the impact on children of state efforts to restructure cash assistance, Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC, $100,000

Project to help state-based public interest groups advocate for indigent children, the disabled, and the elderly in state efforts to restructure food and cash assistance and health care programs, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC, $100,000

Information and technical assistance to state-based health care coalitions working on services available for children through Medicaid managed care, Families USA Foundation, Washington, DC, $75,000

Media training sessions for participants in the Hunger Leaders Meeting, Food Research and Action Center, Washington, DC, $15,000

Conference on improving the health of young children, French-American Foundation, New York, NY, $5,000

Assistance to federal and state policy makers and advocates to assure that the needs of children with mental health problems are addressed as states restructure their Medicaid programs, Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health, Washington, DC, $50,000

Policy analysis and technical assistance on changes in Medicaid and Medicare, National Health Law Program, Los Angeles, CA, $100,000

Elevating the role of family caregivers in caring for adults with chronic and terminal illnesses in health care planning, United Hospital Fund of New York, NY, $50,000 over two years

Mind / Body and Underserved

Advancement of mind/body approaches to health in research, policy, practice, and public attitudes and behavior, Center for the Advancement of Health, Washington, DC, $200,000 (1996 payment)

Development of psychosocial treatment and services for minority and low-income women with breast cancer, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, $69,100 (1996 payment)