Active Transportation works with communities to make bicycling, walking, and public transit attractive so that residents have environmentally and physically healthy alternatives to sedentary travel. This three-year grant supports Active Living on the Block, a project to help low-income neighborhoods create a healthy, safe, and active built environment for recreation and physical activity.
Established in 1952, the school focuses on educating socially responsible mental-health practitioners, providing holistic services to underserved communities, and advancing social justice, primarily through its Institute on Social Exclusion. Funding supports the institute’s professional conference “The Social Determinants of Mental Health: From Awareness to Action.”
The senior center offers a continuum of services, such as advocacy, mental health, and case management, to adults with severe mental illness and other disabilities, as well as caregivers and their families. A two-year grant supports a demonstration project designed to improve health outcomes for foster-care home residents with severe mental illness who suffer disproportionately from diet-related chronic diseases.
The agency’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has reduced lead hazards for Alameda County children through remediation efforts, home evaluations, case management, and training in lead-safe construction practices. Grant assistance helps the Get the Lead Out coalition strengthen its infrastructure, extend its advocacy and educational outreach to day laborers, and support the enforcement of lead-safe regulations for renovations.
The center serves as the local safety-net hospital in the San Francisco Bay area, providing primary, emergency, and urgent care as well as specialty surgical services for uninsured and underinsured patients. Challenge-grant funding is being used to purchase angiography equipment for the hospital’s trauma center, facilitating the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
The department designs and delivers community-health services and programs and serves as the lead agency for the Food to Families initiative. This three-year grant supports the initiative, which is aimed at reducing the risk of obesity, improving access to healthy foods, and fostering community activities that support the health of African American and Latino pregnant women.
The nonprofit research and consulting organization focuses on health and health systems, including health-information systems and financing. This grant advances its collaborative work in the Michigan Center for Effective Information Technology Adoption, a statewide initiative to accelerate the adoption of electronic medical records and other health-information technologies and to procure federal assistance in driving the technological transition.
The voluntary free clinic delivers health care services primarily to the Native American population in Los Angeles and Orange counties, and offers a medical home to more than 1,500 uninsured patients. Grant support from the Health Clinic Opportunity Fund helps the center strengthen the level of primary care, respond to increased demand for health care services, and build more-sustainable resources. The fund is designed to bridge, build, and sustain the operations of high-performing community health centers serving diverse and vulnerable populations. It targeted free clinics, public health clinics and designated federally qualified health center look-alikes to meet both the immediate and long-term health needs of their constituents. Priority was given to projects that leverage existing resources, create more effective operating systems, improve efficiencies, and expand and maintain access to health services for vulnerable populations.
The association is the world’s oldest, largest, and most diverse organization of public health professionals. This two-year grant supports the environment section’s activities, including lectures, scholarships, and educational sessions at the association’s annual conference.
The center is the only medical-care provider for a majority of the disadvantaged residents living in Anderson Valley, an isolated agricultural area in Northern California. Faced with federal and state cutbacks, the center is using this two-year grant from the Health Clinic Opportunity Fund as bridge funding to keep its medical services operational until additional funding streams can be developed. The fund is designed to bridge, build, and sustain the operations of high-performing community health centers serving diverse and vulnerable populations. It targeted free clinics, public health clinics and designated federally qualified health center look-alikes to meet both the immediate and long-term health needs of their constituents. Priority was given to projects that leverage existing resources, create more effective operating systems, improve efficiencies, and expand and maintain access to health services for vulnerable populations.