Grants: Year 1999

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1999

Access

Campaign for Better Health Care Fund

Quality/Equality Health Care Access Project Monitoring & Policy Initiative
Champaign, IL

To increase the number of providers who accept Medicaid and CHIP patients and to identify and gain policymakers' agreement on the importance of addressing at least two major issues that have a negative impact on Medicaid/CHIP recipients' access to and quality of care. $345,000
3 years
Center for Law and Social Policy

Beyond Devolution: Welfare Reform and Health Care
Washington, DC

To assure that limited state and federal government resources for health-related programs reach the maximum number of eligible children possible.  $75,000
1 year
Center for Law and Social Policy

Linking Low Wage Workers To Benefits
Washington, DC

To prepare a report for the Foundation which will discuss (1)linking existing benefits and services under the Workforce Investment Act, TANF and other funding sources to low-wage workers; (2)expanding the employer role in linking these benefits and services to families; and (3)creating new benefits and service for low wage workers that States could make available under TANF and other funding streams. $25,000
6 months
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

State Low-Income Initiative Project
Washington, DC

To assure that limited state and federal government resources for health-related programs reach the maximum number of eligible children as possible. $75,000
1 year
Consumers for Affordable Health Care Foundation

Putting Quality and Improved Access Into Maine's Child Health Programs
Augusta, ME

To achieve increases in three of the following areas: early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment rates; the percentage of children receiving preventative dental care; the number of providers following professional protocols; the availability of "after hours care," "waiting room education," and use of transportation services. $215,000
3 years
Families USA Foundation

Health Coverage Impacts of Welfare Reform, CHIP, Medicaid & Public Education
Washington, DC

To assure that as many children as are eligible are covered by government-supported health insurance.  $75,000
1 year
Health Care for All, Inc.

Kids Quality Access Initiative
Boston, MA

To develop quality of care standards for the state's health care programs for children and to develop and implement mechanisms and assure provider compliance. $250,000
3 years
National Health Law Program, Inc.

Policy Analysis & T/A on Changes in Medicaid/Medicare To State Advocates
Los Angeles, CA

To continue its collaborative work with the National Senior Citizens Law Center and with 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. $75,000
1 year
Oregon Health Access Project

Covered Kids: Access & Quality
Salem, OR

To involve consumers and community advocates in research and community organizing to achieve state policy and local delivery improvements in the areas of language interpretation, transportation, provider access or dental access. $225,000
3 years
Pennsylvania Health Law Project

Improving Access and Quality of Care for Children Enrolled in Medicaid CHIP
Philadelphia, PA

To improve children on Medicaid's access to care and quality of care.  $345,000
3 years
Tennessee Health Care Campaign, Inc.

Early Child Health Outreach -- ECHO
Nashville, TN

To double the number of children enrolled in the state's Medicaid program who receive the early and periodic screen, diagnostic and treatment services to which they are entitled under law.  $225,000
3 years

 

 

Beginning of Life

Boston University Trustees

Parents As Partners
Boston, MA

To create an environment in which families are treated with respect, courtesy and the understanding of their cultures in contacts with the medical center. $75,000
1 year
Children Now

Managed Care & Early Childhood Development Initiative
Oakland, CA

To promote the use of family-centered care by providing health plan administrators and clinicians with practical information and resources. $35,000
1 year
Grantmakers In Health

Meeting on Family-Centered Approaches To Care for Health Philanthropists
Washington, DC

To explore the possibility of a meeting with health funders on Family-centered care as part of the follow-up to Families ReUnion7: Families and Health. $10,000
1 year
Institute for Family Centered Care, Inc.

Moving Forward W/ FCC for Pregnant Women, Infants and Children
Bethesda, MD

To establish family-centered approaches to care as the standard for maternal and pediatric care.  $120,000
1 year
Medical College of Georgia Research Institute, Inc.

Moving Forward W/ Family Centered Maternity Care At The MCG
Augusta, GA

To implement family-centered approaches to prenatal care services.  $75,000
1 year

End of Life

Albert Einstein Healthcare Foundation

The Community Ethics Program
Philadelphia, PA

To work in collaboration with an African American and a Korean American community in order to identify their end-of-life concerns and to test the appropriateness of end-of-life materials developed for the majority community to meet those concerns. $86,000
2 years
American Medical Association

Project on Quality At The End of Life
Chicago, IL

For a project to investigate the patient's experience of and the caregiver's impression of the patient-physician relationship. $45,000
1 year
Americans for Better Care of the Dying

General Support
Washington, DC

To operate as an information and resource network for organizations, associations and individuals committed to improving end-of-life care.  $40,000
1 year
CDR Associates

A Mediated Dialogue on End-Of-Life Issues and Physician-Assisted Suicide
Boulder, CO

To support a series of seven mediated dialogues between policy makers, healthcare experts and others who have a professional interest in physician-assisted suicide and other end-of-life issues. $25,000
9 months
Choice In Dying

No Pain, All Gain! A National Pain Initiative
Washington, DC

To improve care of the dying by building an informed consumer voice at the national and state levels in support of constructive change in policies that affect the dying process. $75,000
1 year
Duke University

Implementing Contemplative Care in A Hospice Setting
Durham, NC

For a collaborative demonstration and research project between Duke and Triangle Hospice that will train hospice staff and volunteers in the contemplative methodologies developed by Upaya's "Being with Dying" program. $50,00
1 year
Lake Sosin Snell Perry Associates, Inc.

Messages Development: Improving End-Of-Life Care
Washington, DC

To test messages aimed at encouraging the public to focus on improving end-of-life care, as opposed to the activities of Kevorkian and members of the radical right. $50,000
1 month
Missoula Demonstration Project, Inc.

General Support
Missoula, MT

To demonstrate 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. $100,000
1 year
Park Ridge Center

Spiritual Care At The End of Life: The Role Of Hospital, Hospice and Clergy
Chicago, IL

To conduct a study and to develop, pilot and evaluate a program to improve the capacity of clergy to meet the spiritual needs of people who are dying and their families.  $222,200
2 years
Philadelphia Geriatric Center

Forgiveness As Concept and Tool At The End of The Life Span
Jenkintown, PA

To examine the role of forgiveness in the developmental work of later life and to identify the cultural, ethnic and religious components in narratives of forgiveness.  $52,400
1 year
United Hospital Fund of New York

The Families and Health Care Project (FHCP)
New York, NY)

To advance public and professional understanding of the crucial role of family caregivers in the health care system, and to stimulate the development of sound policies and programs that support their needs for education and training, emotional support, and information and communication. 1 year

Beginnings of Life / End of Life

Center for Law and Social Policy

Devolution, Welfare Reform and Health Care
Washington, DC
To increase the capacity of state-based public interest organizations to protect the health and well-being of indigent children.
$90,000
1 year
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

State Low-Income Initiative Project
Washington, DC
To increase the capacity of state-based public interest organizations to protect the health and well-being of indigent children, the chronically ill and the elderly.
$90,000
1 year
Families USA Foundation

Medicaid Community Assistance and Public Education Project
Washington, DC
To provide information and technical assistance to state-based public interest groups concerned about Medicaid managed care and state use of SCHIP.
$90,000
1 year
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Advancing Mental Health Programs for Young Low-Income Children
Washington, DC
To assure that, as states restructure their Medicaid programs, the needs of children with mental health problems are addressed.
$50,000
1 year
Medicare Rights Center, Inc.

Increasing Access To Medicare Home Health & Hospice Benefits for the Terminal Ill
New York, NY
To conduct an educational outreach project to increase access to to and use of home and hospice care among terminally ill patients with Medicare.
$110,000
2 years
National Health Law Program, Inc.

Policy Analysis & Technical Assistance on Changes in Medicaid/Medicare To Legal Advocates
Los Angeles, CA
To continue its collaborative work with the National Senior Citizens Law Center and with 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 recipients.
$90,000
1 year

Beginning of Life / End of Life

National Institute for Healthcare Research

Professional Retreat
Rockville, MD
To support a weekend retreat program for healthcare professionals interested in reevaluating their own spirituality and individual beliefs and discussing ways to incorporate these beliefs into their clinical practices.
$5,000
9 months


CAH Grants

Center for the Advancement of Health

General Support
Washington, DC
To promote approaches to health that recognize the link between physical health and psychological, spiritual, social, economic and environmental factors.
$600,000
2 years