The nation’s third-largest broadcasting station for public television is responsible for the PBS NewsHour, which serves more than 6 million viewers and listeners with its daily news reporting and analysis. A three-year grant enables the PBS NewsHour to continue its extensive, in-depth coverage of health care reform implementation while promoting robust dialogue on health care issues.
The diverse, multiracial organization strives to protect the health of vulnerable communities from environmental pollution, including contamination from hazardous-waste landfills. Aided by a three-year grant, Greenaction is pressing government agencies and policymakers to enforce regulations on polluting industries and to consider the cumulative health impacts of chemical-waste disposal in their policy decisions.
The environmental health care coalition of 480 organizations in more than 50 countries addresses environmentally damaging health care practices and promotes green-building standards and tools for the health care industry. This three-year grant supports the launch of the Healthier Hospitals Agenda to improve hospitals’ environmental health and patient-safety performance while reducing natural-resource use and waste generation.
Since 1985, the voluntary free clinic has evolved from a grassroots operation to a full-scale, comprehensive medical organization accommodating more than 26,000 patient visits annually and serving vulnerable populations, including the homeless and undocumented residents. Funding supports the clinic’s operations and expands its capacity to treat additional patients.
The national organization partners with community-based groups to forge strong, effective, sustainable community-health models that benefit vulnerable low-income populations. A three-year grant funds the research and development of five case studies highlighting innovative, replicable modes of transportation that enable residents of poor, rural communities to access health care.
The nonprofit public-health organization’s Asthma Regional Council, a coalition of 75 New England government, community, academic, and health groups, is addressing environmental contributors to pediatric and adult asthma. This two-year grant for the council’s Healthy Homes Promotion Project completes the development of a business case for healthy homes reimbursement for health insurers, and also implements a regional healthy homes demonstration.
Through its network of community-based health centers and school clinics, HealthNet provides affordable health care to more than 42,000 underserved residents, including many low-income, uninsured, and underinsured families. This challenge grant helps to fund the renovation and expansion of the Southwest Health Center, providing patients with a more comprehensive neighborhood care facility.
The health care provider offers a wide spectrum of medical services to individuals in metropolitan Detroit and serves as a center for education and medical research. This three-year grant supports a multisystem, public-private project to improve the coordination and delivery of health and social services in three Detroit neighborhoods, with the goal of reducing infant mortality.
The health care provider offers a wide spectrum of medical services to individuals in Metro Detroit and serves as a center for education and medical research. Challenge-grant funding supports several capital improvement projects at the Main Hospital, including the expansion of SMART rooms, the build-out of new surgical suites, and the upgrading and renovation of specialty centers.
The nonprofit community hospital is committed to improving access to care and providing special services to underserved populations. A two-year grant supports the Winchendon Project, an initiative developed jointly with Murdock Middle High School and the Joint Coalition on Health to provide mental-health and substance-abuse counseling to students on-site during the school day.