As a primary provider of clinical and social services for 14,000 clients, the health center has led a partnership of agencies, academics and community organizations in developing the “Building Vibrant Communities” project. This grant supports the project’s work and expansion of its program model to address high rates of hypertension and depression among residents in Boston public-housing developments, aspart of the Safety-Net Enhancement Initiative, a cohort of eight communities around the country addressing health disparities through multi-sector collaboration.
Serving 348,000 residents in southeastern Michigan, the agency has piloted its Prescription for Health program in four Ypsilanti health clinics to provide low-income clients with nutrition instructions and “tokens” for purchasing fresh produce at a local farmers market. This two-year grant is being used to finalize, evaluate and advance the program model and enhance its sustainability.
The community-health collaborative works to improve services for medically underserved populations by coordinating the efforts of local health systems, public health agencies, community-health centers and grassroots organizations.
The public research anchors the Center on Society and Health. The research center is using this grant to study and support the incorporation of innovative public health practices into the planning phase for a mixed-income housing redevelopment project in the city.
The organization operates Holy Cross Hospital and provides health care services to residents of ethnically diverse communities in the state’s north-central region.
The association is a consortium of health officers who direct southeast Michigan health departments in facilitating the delivery of health services throughout the area. Italso houses the Advancing Safe and Healthy Homes Initiative, and is using this grant to manage technical assistance support for grantees and to convene the initiative’s annual networking meeting.
As part of its mission to achieve sustainable advances in health care around the world by implementing health-education programs and providing humanitarian assistance in areas of need, Project HOPE publishes the health-policy journal Health Affairsto inform key policymakers about important topics. This grant funds the spring 2015 publication of a special thematic issue of the journal dedicated to community development and health, and supports a briefing for policymakers in Washington to highlight the journal’s findings.
The institute addresses the primary causes of health disparities in low-income communities. It is using this grant to identify and advance effective models for achieving better community health outcomes at lower costs.
The organization sends well-trained, full-time program coordinators into low-income schools to transform recess and play into a positive experience that helps youngsters and teachers get the most out of learning opportunities. This funding supports Playworks’ national expansion campaign and scaling of its innovative program.
One-third of North Country’s patients are uninsured, working poor, making it an important provider of full-spectrum medical and dental services to underserved residents in nine rural communities.