Grants: Year 2000

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 2000

 

Access

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Improving The Health-Related Benefits of Low-Income Families
Washington, DC

To assure that limited national and state resources for government-supported health-related programs are invested to protect the health and well being of low-income children.
$100,000
1 year
Center for Law and Social Policy

Strengthening Supports for and Linking Benefits To Low-Income Working Families
Washington, DC
To increase the access of young children in low-income working families to the health-related public benefits for which they are eligible. $100,000
1 year
Families USA Foundation, Inc.

Medicaid & CHIP Coverage After Welfare Reform
Washington, DC

To assure that as many children as are eligible are covered by government-supported health insurance and that the health care they receive is of a sufficiently high quality to meet their healthcare needs.
$100,000
1 year
Midwest Academy

Medicare Education and Advocacy Project of USAction
Washington, DC

To keep those who would be affected by changes on the Medicare program informed and involved in public debates as they unfold.
$75,000
1 year
National Health Law Program, Inc.

Child Health Law and Policy Project
Los Angeles, CA

To strengthen the capacity of state-based advocates to improve the accessibility and quality of government-supported healthcare for children.
$100,000
1 year
Stand for Children Leadership Center

General Support
Washington, DC

To provide leadership development training, program development information assistance , and organizing expertise to Stand for Children members, children and others with a specific concern about child health issues.
$50,000
1 year

Beginning of Life

Albert Einstein Healthcare Foundation

Patients on The Web: Mothers & Children Gaining Access To Health Information
Philadelphia, PA
To teach mothers-to-be and mothers of young children how to gain access to health-related information on-line, how to evaluate that information, and how to use Internet technologies to facilitate communication with healthcare providers. $74,400
1 year
Boston University

Pediatric Department Family-Centered Care Project
Boston, MA
To create an environment in which families are treated with respect, courtesy and an understanding of their cultures in contacts with the medical center's staff. $50,000
1 year
Boston University Trustees

The Learning, Not Waiting Planning Process
Boston, MA

To support a program, which will bring together parents, providers, in-house staff, and outside consultants, to determine content, methods of delivery, and space design for the conversion of Department of Pediatrics waiting areas into dynamic learning rooms.
$50,000
1 year
Communications Consortium Media Center

Communications Strategy for Patient-Centered Care
Washington, DC
To develop the press kit for a communications strategy to increase public awareness of the patient-/family-centered "movement" and its potential to improve the quality of health care for patients and their families. $40,000
3 months
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
Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center

Furthering Family-Centered Care As The Organizing Force
Bronx, NY

To work towards its goal of family-centered pediatric care. $75,000
1 year
New York and Presbyterian Hospitals, Inc.

Healthy Steps for Young Children
New York, NY
To expand traditional pediatric care to include the promotion of child development and family nurturing.
$60,000
1 year

End of Life

Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University

EOL Education Needs Assessment of African American Physicians
Stanford, CA
To gather data that can assist in modifying existing end-of-life curricula or developing new educational products for use by African American physicians. $71,500
1 Year
Commonweal

Spiritual Hardiness Initiative-2 Year Grant
Bolinas, CA

To develop, support, and evaluate a national physician discussion group program, Physician Heal Thyself.
$150,000
2 years
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Physicians' Emotional Reactions To Their Patients' Deaths
Boston, MA

To enable the investigators of Physicians' Emotional Reactions to their Patients' Death to redesign aspects of the study and to hire an additional skilled interviewer to complete newly identified tasks.
$15,000
1 year
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Physicians' Emotional Reactions To Their Patients' Deaths
Boston, MA
To enable the principal investigators of Physicians' Emotional Reactions to their Patients' Death to redesign aspects of the study and to hire an additional skilled interviewer to complete newly identified tasks. $15,000
1 year
Hastings Center

Increasing Access To Hospice
Garrison, NY

To identify the policy and organizational changes necessary to increase access to hospice and to better realize in practice the values underlying the hospice tradition.
$127,000
1 year
Missoula Demonstration Project, Inc.

Renewal Support
Missoula, MT

To engage the community of Missoula in an effort to demonstrate that quality of life can be preserved for people who are dying and their caregivers.
$100,000
1 year
North General Hospital

Planning Grant to Develop End-of-Life Care Programs for Clergy, Social Workers and Residents of Harlem
New York, NY
To improve the quality of end-of-life care available to African American and Latino American patients and families that live in medically underserved communities. $77,225
1 Year
Partnership for Caring, Inc.

Changing The Course of The Caregiving Crisis
Washington, DC

To build an informed consumer voice at the national and state levels in support of changes in public and private policies that are needed to achieve improved end-of-life care.
$150,000
1 year
Regents of the University of California

Terminally Ill Patients and Their Caregivers: A Dyadic Intervention
San Francisco, CA

To develop a brief psycho-social intervention for dying patients and their caregivers in order to reduce the psychological distress and improve the spiritual well-being of both the patient and the caregiver.
$236,000
3 years
Research Foundation of State University of New York

Evaluation of National Advanced Illness Coordinated Care Council Program
Albany, NY

To test the efficacy of an innovative, case management approach to delivering quality end-of-life care that promotes peaceful dying. $200,000
2 Years
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning-McGill University

Development & Implementation of Education, Training and Research
Montreal, CANADA

To improve the quality of life at its end by developing teaching and treatment regimens that combine a concern for the inner life of terminally ill patients with the provision of high quality biomedical care.
$150,000
3 years
University of Rochester

End-Of-Life Teaching Initiative
Rochester, NY

To better prepare physicians with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to care for patients facing the end of their lives.
$136,800
3 years
Yale University

Delayed Hospice Enrollment
New Haven, CT

To develop interventions that can improve the timing of hospice enrollment and improve bereavement services for caregivers. $152,000
2 years
Zen Hospice Project

A Capacity Building Initiative
San Francisco, CA

To build the capacity of the Zen Hospice Project to respond to the high volume of inquiries it receives about its work.
$95,000
1 year

 

Beginning / End of Life

Education Development Center, Inc.

Enhancing FCC for Children Living With Life-Threatening Conditions
Newton, MA

To enable hospitals to provide children living with life-threatening illness and their families the quality of care necessary to support their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
$900,000
3 years