March 28, 2018

CT Health Foundation awards $260K in 1Q grants

The Connecticut Health Foundation said it awarded $260,000 in grants during the first quarter of 2018.

The largest grant during the first three months of the year, $85,000, went to Connecticut Oral Health Initiative in Hartford to protect and advance coverage and access to dental care for children and adults covered by Medicaid.

Other grants included:

-$65,000 to Clifford Beers Clinic in New Haven to help find ways to financially sustain WrapAround New Haven, which has shown success in a pilot effort helping families covered by Medicaid who have complex needs and use significant amounts of healthcare services;

-$50,000 to the New York University School of Medicine, which has been conducting insurance modeling on lower patients costs for preventive care to support Connecticut's State Innovation Model and is targeting preventive care for diseases that disproportionately affecting people of color and is helping employers decide whether to include the certain benefit designs in their health plans;

-$25,000 to Open Communities Alliance in Hartford to support planning for a pilot project that will examine the health impact of moving to healthier neighborhoods for low-income families with children with environmentally related health issues such as asthma or lead exposure;

-$25,000 for Penn Center for Community Health Workers at the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia to help three Connecticut organizations developing community health worker programs to better link clinical care with their patients' communities;

and -$10,000 to Grantmakers in Health in Washington, D.C., to help build leadership skills among people who could be future leaders in health philanthropy.

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