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Awarded Friday, March 29, 2002

Dissemination of Community Benefit Information and Practices

Community Health Institute/JSI Research & Training
To disseminate the findings of the community benefit plan analysis ( funded by the Endowment in 2001) to communities and charitable trusts at a statewide conference in the fall of 2002.
Amount Awarded: $14,950
Awarded Friday, March 29, 2002

Planning a Family and Community Resource Center in Peterborough

Family Resource Center of Greater Peterborough
To plan and develop a family and community resource center in which six nonprofits co-locate to provide the Greater Peterborough area with improved access to health, social and economic services.
Amount Awarded: $10,020
Awarded Friday, March 22, 2002

Booster Seat Campaign with United Way

New Hampshire Healthy Kids Corporation

2,500 booster seats will be distributed to income eligible parents for children ages 4-8. 245 are earmarked for Merrimack Valley, the remainder for statewide distribution. The program is coordinated by the Merrimack County United Way and is sponsored by Ford Motor Company as the National Boost America Program.

The grant will cover the direct costs of two mailings by New Hampshire Healthy Kids to enrollees in Merrimack County and a second to enrollees statewide--All part of the target audience for the program.

Amount Awarded: $1,159
Awarded Friday, March 22, 2002

Family Services Development & Training Project

Center of Hope
To provide one time funding for an unexpected opportunity to access cost effective training during a program reorganization which will improve the techniques and skills of a newly created service unit to work more effectively with families and children with special medical, educational and social needs, and to better respond to families in a timely and focused manner.
Amount Awarded: $2,500
Awarded Friday, March 8, 2002

Emergency Funds

Goodwin Community Health Center
Avis Goodwin Community Health Center incurrred unexpected expenses. The Executive Director and one of the physicians left Avis Goodwin. As a result, the health center paid $13,600 in earned time and are liable for $9,707 for the physician's malpractice tail coverage. These expenses produced a hardship.
Amount Awarded: $22,767
Awarded Monday, February 4, 2002

NH Hospitals Mutual Aid Network

Foundation for Healthy Communities

The project will increase the capacity of community hospitals in NH to effectively respond to a biological, chemical, nuclear or other incident that involves injuries and deaths. Events of September 11th and the anthrax cases that followed identified gaps in our ability to address new forms of terror and our ability to respond. Hospitals are the front-line for local public health and medical care for most NH residents in the event of biological, chemical or nuclear incident. The project will identify functions and roles in creating a statewide hospital emergency mutual aid network, create and implement a mutual aid network, identify and modify legal and regulatory barriers to preparedness and establish an on-going system to monitor and test the mutual aid network.

The grant will provide the expertise and leadership of a medical consultant to address the clinical dimensions of creating a statewide hospital emergency mutual aid network and accomplish this in a timely manner. The grant will assess current clinical elements of preparedness (e.g., triage protocols, quarantine and decontamination procedures, pharmaceutical inventories, clinical staffing capacity, etc.) and integrate these elements into a coordinated plan with 32 hospitals and the State, based on agreements defining specific roles and resources within the hospital emergency mutual aid network.

Amount Awarded: $15,000
Awarded Thursday, January 17, 2002

Norwell Transitional Funding

Nashua Pastoral Care Center, Inc.
To provide transitional funding for the Norwell Home transitional housing program acquired December 1, 2001. Funding will ensure the current five residents and their children avoid homelessness, and continue to receive supportive services and therapy.
Amount Awarded: $14,900
Awarded Wednesday, December 19, 2001

Long Distance Medical

Tri County Community Action Program, Inc.
The Long Distance Medical program, a division of North Country Transportation, acts as liaison between those needing transportation for medical appointments including dialysis, cancer treatments, and other medical services performed in hospitals out of their area, and volunteer drivers. The program provides mileage reimbursement to the volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles, but would like to offer them more incentives as a means of recruiting and retaining volunteers. A wheel-chair accessible vehicle is also needed for those clients who cannot transfer from wheelchairs to regular vehicles.
Amount Awarded: $10,000
Awarded Monday, November 5, 2001

Victim Offender Mediation

Community Diversion Program
To extend the Family Mediation Services to include Victim Offender Mediation.
Amount Awarded: $6,400