Grants: Year 2006

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 2006

HEALTH PROGRAM GUIDELINES

GOAL: THE GOAL OF THE HEALTH PROGRAM IS TO IMPROVE PEOPLE’S HEALTH AND WELLBEING, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO CONFRONT BARRIERS DUE TO LOW- TO MODERATE-SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, RACE, ETHNICITY, OR GENDER; RECOGNIZING THE LINK BETWEEN PHYSICAL HEALTH AND THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND SPIRITUAL FACTORS THAT AFFECT INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES.

Objective I: To assure access to quality health care, goods and services, especially for those who confront barriers due to low- to moderate-socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Strategy 1: To support efforts that reduce corporate, governmental, and other institutional practices that create barriers to quality health care, goods and services, especially those confronted by people as a result of their low-to moderate-socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Strategy 2: To support efforts which increase access to and enhance end-of-life care, especially for those who confront barriers due to low- to moderate-socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Objective II: To assure that people, especially those that are vulnerable due to low- to moderate-socioeconomic status, race, or ethnicity, can grow-up, live, and work in a healthy environment and have access to products and food that have not been contaminated in ways that could undermine health.

Strategy 1: To support efforts that address corporate and other institutional practices which have a negative impact on the physical health of workers, especially low-income workers.

Strategy 2: To support efforts to prevent and to reduce corporate and other institutional practices which have a negative impact on health because they degrade the environment of communities, especially low-income communities and communities of color, or contaminate products and food in ways that could be injurious to health.

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