United Hospital Fund Awards Grants Totaling $125,000 to Improve Health Services in New York City

Release Date: 06.25.2014
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Contact Phone: 212-494-0733

The United Hospital Fund today announced six grants, totaling $125,000, for projects to improve health care services in New York. Details on the grants are included below.

The Institute for Family Health ($70,000)
National health care reform has begun a dramatic shift towards highly coordinated, patient-centered care. The goal of this grant is help the Institute—one of the State’s largest community health centers with 27 locations—to improve care and outcomes for high-need patients by training staff in shared care planning, coordinating care among patients’ multiple providers, expanding the Institute’s ability to track care through the electronic health record and outside data sources, and sharing best practices, lessons learned, and training materials with other providers.

Together on Diabetes-NYC  
      Isabella Geriatric Center ($15,000)
      ARC XVI Fort Washington, Inc. ($10,000)
      Riverstone Senior Life Services, Inc. ($10,000)
      YM-YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, Inc. ($10,000)
      City Harvest ($10,000)

Since January 2011, the United Hospital Fund has been developing and testing a model program in Washington Heights to help seniors better understand and manage their diabetes. More than 1,500 seniors are currently enrolled in Together on Diabetes-NYC. The grant to Isabella will support its continuing role in participant recruitment and program promotion. The grants to the other three participating community organizations will extend their capacity to provide diabetes-related services. The grant to City Harvest will help provide a diabetes-friendly cooking and nutrition program at the four community sites.

These strategic grants are a part of the Fund’s program to support the development of model projects, sponsor research to analyze systemic problems, and foster innovative solutions.  Beneficiaries of the Fund’s grants include not-for-profit and public hospitals, nursing homes, and health care, academic, and public interest organizations.

About the United Hospital Fund: The United Hospital Fund is a health services research and philanthropic organization whose primary mission is to shape positive change in health care for the people of New York.

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