$2 millioncommitment over two years
- Guiding the underserved through health care, social services systems
- Working to eliminate health disparities in communities nationwide
“By focusing our giving on community health navigation, the
The following organizations have received 2016
Clubhouse International, for work nationwide to address the health care issues of people living with mental illness. Clubhouse International will establish community partnerships and strong relationships with providers to overcome the traditional barriers to care of stigma and poverty among those with mental illness.
New York Botanical Garden, for its work to improve health care for immigrant Caribbeanand Latino communities. This year’s grant incorporates work underway by the University of Miami’s public health team to reduce cervical cancer in Miami’s Haitian community, which is linked to the community’s use of a plant-based product.
Los Barriosin Dallas, to expand its Promotora de Salud program in a new clinic in the South Oak Cliffarea, scheduled to open this fall. A Community Health Worker and nurses in the Promotora will focus on patients with persistent asthma.
- Fayette Community Hospital Piedmont Healthcare Sams Care in
Atlanta, which ties community-based charitable clinics and Piedmont hospitals together to create a continuum of care, expands capacity at charity clinics, and enables disadvantaged individuals to navigate the health care and social service systems. Sams Care is targeted to low-income uninsured people in Coweta, Henryand Fayettecounties.
Forsyth Medical Center Foundationin Winston, N.C. for its African-Americancongregational program aimed at lowering the incidence of diabetes through comprehensive wellness services and lifestyle modification programs. The program includes a partnership with Winston-Salem State University, the YWCA of Winston-Salem, and Novant Health.
Health Foundationin Los Angeles, for its Community Wellness Centercommitted to reducing health disparities in a neglected region of Los Angeles County. Comprehensive clinical services will be available to patients, including diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, sexual disorders, mental health and substance use issues.
Sacred Heart Hospitalin Allentown, Pa., for its wellness navigator and patient-centered medical home in downtown Allentown. The wellness navigator will receive training as a Community Health Worker through the Northampton Community College Center for Business and Industry.
Vincent Healthcare Foundationin Billings, Montana, for a one-year pilot project with a case manager to address health care disparities among American Indian patients.
Other Community Health Navigation grants will be announced later this year and in 2017. For more information on the