The department, which designs and delivers community-health services and programs, serves as the lead agency for Food to Families, an initiative 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. This three-year grant seeks to foster new models of health care delivery in order to reduce health disparities and improve the health outcomes of adults and children living in underserved communities.
The health center, which has provided services to medically underinsured communities for nearly 40 years, is partnering on a model project to develop a community-based leadership organization responsible for ensuring that comprehensive health and fitness services are available to vulnerable residents of Sheldon Township. This three-year grant seeks to foster new models of health care delivery in order to reduce health disparities and improve the health outcomes of adults and children living in underserved communities.
The health and social-services agency serves Asians, Pacific Islanders and other immigrants living in Kalihi Valley. This three-year grant supports the demonstration phase of the Return to Our Roots project, which is designed to address the mental-health issues impacting the health of low-income, foreign-born residents facing language and cultural-transition challenges.
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. Funding from this three-year grant supports the Hermosa Vida project, a collaborative initiative to provide low-income children with access to health information, fitness programs, nutrition counseling and healthy lifestyle supports.
The health care organization operates Holy Cross Hospital and provides health care services to residents of ethnically diverse communities in the state’s north-central region. With this three-year grant, Taos Health Systems is spearheading implementation of La Jicarita Family Health Initiative, a demonstration project focused on building a community-based system and infrastructure to improve the health and well-being of children.
The community-health collaborative works to improve health services for medically underserved populations by coordinating the efforts of local health systems, public health agencies, community-health centers and grassroots organizations. This three-year grant supports the rollout of a Healthy Living Mall model designed to reduce the incidence of diabetes and hypertension among seniors in a residential campus.
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 to address high rates of hypertension and depression among residents in Boston public housing developments. This three-year grant seeks to foster new models of health care delivery in order to reduce health disparities and improve the health outcomes of adults and children living in underserved communities.