Grants: Year 1997

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1997

Beginning of Life

Boston Medical Center Corporation
Boston, MA
To create a family-centered system of urban pediatric care that focuses on the needs of the whole child and whole family.
 $200,000

over 2 years

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Washington, DC
To plan and develop new efforts to advance public policies that benefit poor children and their families.
 $35,000
Cornell University
New York, NY
To enable New York Hospital to participate in the Healthy Steps for Young Children Initiative.
  $180,000

over 3 years

French-American Foundation
New York, NY
For the promotion of systems of care that link health, education, and services for families.
  $43,000

(1997 payment)

Institute for Family-Centered Care
Bethesda, MD
For continued support of IFCC's work towards establishing family-centered maternal and child care in hospitals across the country.
 $126,500
Institute for Family-Centered Care
Bethesda, MD
To hire a consultant to provide assistance in fundraising.
 $15,000
Medical College of Georgia Research Institute
Augusta, GA
To advance the implementation of family-centered care in the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics.
 $75,500
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY
To support the implementation of family-centered pediatric care at the medical center and at its community-based primary care sites.
 $200,000

over 2 years

Vista Community Clinic
Vista, CA
To enable mothers to use community services more effectively to improve the health of their children.
 $33,000

(1997 payment)

University of Minnesota Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
For the planning of the "Family Reunion 7: Families and Health" conference.
 $15,000

(1997 payment)

End of Life

Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY
For the Project on Dying, to improve end-of-life care by examining the relationship of the inner-life experience to suffering experienced by the dying and their caregivers, and by examining ways in which such suffering may be lessened.
$135,000

over 3 years

Choice In Dying
Washington, DC
For a national colloquium to improve the ability of clergy to meet the end-of-life needs of their congregants.
 $50,000
Choice In Dying
Washington, DC
For a communications strategy responding to the Supreme Court's decision on physician-assisted suicide.
 $10,000
Commonweal
Bolinas, CA
For In the Service of Life, a continuing education curriculum on detoxifying death for physicians, by the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness.
 $150,000

(1997 payment)

Educational Broadcasting Corporation
New York, NY
To conduct research for a four- or five-part television series on "Living with Dying" with Bill Moyers.
 $40,000
George H. Gallup International Institute
Princeton, NJ
To support a study on Spiritual Beliefs and the Dying Process.
 $44,800
Harvard University
Boston, MA
For a study, with the National Opinion Research Center, to determine the kinds of services that would improve the quality of life at the end of life.
 $40,000

(1997 payment)

Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Boston, MA
To enable 10 health care provider organizations to include a chaplain or ethicist as a member of their team at the Breakthrough Series Collaborative on Improving Care at the End of Life.
 $25,000
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
To develop interventions for use by clergy, social workers, and doctors to relieve the psycho-spiritual distress of dying patients.
 $95,700

(1997 payment)

Missoula Demonstration Project
Missoula, MT
To demonstrate, in practice and through research, that quality of life can be preserved during the dying process and that superior care of patients and their families can be provided in a cost-effective manner.
  $400,000

over 2 years

Mount Sinai Hospital School of Medicine
New York, NY
For the second phase of a study to determine why so few African Americans and Hispanic Americans complete advance directives.
  $132,500
National Opinion Research Center
Chicago, IL
For a study, with Harvard University, to determine the kinds of services that would improve the quality of life at the end of life.
  $171,625

(1997 payment)

Park Ridge Center
Chicago, IL
To establish the importance of spiritual traditions in improving the end-of-life care of the elderly in long-term care facilities.
  $60,000

(1997 payment)

Public Health Hospital Preservation and Development Authority
Seattle, WA
For Death and Dying in Ethnic America, a series of profiles detailing customs, traditions, beliefs, and practices concerning death, dying, and bereavement in ethnic minority communities.
$49,400

 

Beginning / End of Life

Arkansas Institute for Social Justice
Washington, DC
For the Welfare/Workfare Organizing Project, to develop and implement strategies to protect the health, safety, and human rights of public assistance recipients in the workfare program in New York City.
$22,700
Center for Health Policy Development
Portland, ME
To provide training and technical assistance for state policy makers committed to improving the quality of health care for children in foster care.
$377,300

(1997 payment)

Center for Law and Social Policy
Washington, DC
To increase the capacity of state-based public interest organizations to assure that limited national and state resources for health-related programs are invested to protect the health and well-being of low-income children.
$100,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Washington, DC
To increase the capacity of state-based public interest organizations to assure that limited national and state resources for health-related programs are invested to protect the health and well-being of indigent children, the chronically ill, and the elderly.
$100,000
Families USA Foundation
Washington, DC
To provide information and technical assistance to state-based consumer groups so that they can participate effectively in decisions determining the services available through Medicaid managed care to low-income children under six.
$75,000
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Washington, DC
To assure that the needs of children with mental health problems are addressed as states restructure their Medicaid programs.
$50,000
National Health Law Program
Los Angeles, CA
To work collaboratively with the National Senior Citizens Law Center and the National Center for Youth Law to increase the capacity of state-based legal advocates to protect the legal rights of low-income Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries.
$100,000
United Hospital Fund of New York
New York, NY
For Family Caregiving in an Era of Change, to recognize the importance of family or informal caregiving in considering health care planning, financing, and delivery.
$20,000

(1997 payment)

Out of Program

National Coalition for Patient Rights
Lexington, MA
For support of a broad-based patient mobilization campaign to protect patients' rights to privacy of medical information.
$10,000
National Network of Runaway & Youth Services
Washington, DC
To improve the capacity of youth-serving agencies to meet the needs of youth in at-risk situations.
  $85,000
Northeast Citizen Action Resource Center
Hartford, CT
For a conference of progressive citizen participation coalitions from across the country.
 $5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City
of New York
New York, NY
To determine whether fetal exposure to air pollution and other environmental contaminants contribute to developmental impairment, genetic damage and cancer risk in infants in two low-income communities in New York City.
$50,000

($25,000 from the environment program)