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AWARDED GRANTS

Awarded Monday, June 24, 2002

Health

New Hampshire Public Radio
In conjunctions with a number of other funders including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Endowment for Health will help fund a multi-year initiative launched by New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) to increase its capacity to regularly and extensively cover health news of various disciplines. Through specialized coverage and community engagement, NHPR seeks to enhance the public's understanding of a variety of health issues.
Amount Awarded: $50,000
Awarded Monday, June 24, 2002

Medical Interpretation Services

New Hampshire Minority Health Coalition
To fund second year of three year theme grant with conditional funding to continue implementation & evaluation of training program and to develop a program to broker interpreter services as a pilot in Manchester with later expansion to Nashua & Portsmouth to develop a training program to educate health professionals on cultural competency & use of a medical interpreter as well as education and outreach to health care consumers with limited English proficiency about medical interpretation in same three communities; to develop continuing education program for trained medical interpreters
Amount Awarded: $70,066
Awarded Monday, June 24, 2002

Medical Language Services Project

Access Project/Third Sector New England
The Access Project proposes to work in partnership with the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) on an effort to educate and inform hospitals, health care providers, immigrant and health advocates, and groups interested in expanding health care access of the availability of federal funds to defray the cost of providing language interpreters. Between June and December of 2002, TAP and NHeLP propose to develop an Language Services Action Kit for nationwide distribution and implement work in 2 to 4 states supporting provider/immigrant coalitions. These coalitions will work to educate opinion leaders and policy makers on the importance of providing language services and investigate the feasibility of implementing the federal reimbursement option for these services.
Amount Awarded: $20,000
Awarded Monday, June 24, 2002

Medical Provider Oral Health Education Project

Trustees of Dartmouth College
To initiate a project to increase the awareness & knowledge of medical care providers about dental disease; to maximize opportunities for pediatricians/family physicians to utilize preventive oral health interventions; to facilitate cooperation between medical & dental communities.
Amount Awarded: $70,166
Awarded Monday, June 24, 2002

Medical-Dental Collaborative

Concord Hospital
To initiate a project to demonstrate the integration of oral health promotion & prevention activities into the routine primary care of low income children in a community health center model.
Amount Awarded: $138,403
Awarded Monday, June 24, 2002

Minority Outreach Initiative

Gateways Community Services
To support the implementation of this project to enhance the cultural competency of the organization and outreach to developmentally delayed minority populations and their families.
Amount Awarded: $115,000
Awarded Monday, June 24, 2002

NHTP Single Point of Entry System

Community Health Institute/JSI Research & Training
To continue to develop & implement a system that will provide single point of entry/intake, eligibility screening, referral processing, & care coordination applications to agencies serving underserved & underinsured populations in New Hampshire.
Amount Awarded: $211,334
Awarded Monday, June 24, 2002

Pediatric Family Support Workers

Child Health Services
To expand the model of comprehensive health care used by Child Health Services to private pediatric practices by adding family support workers to health teams to address social needs of low income children.
Amount Awarded: $175,829
Awarded Monday, June 24, 2002

Program to Access to Mental Health Care for Latinos/Hispanics in Nashua

National Alliance on Mental Illness-New Hampshire
To continue a newly instituted program in Nashua developed with the NH Minority Health Coalition to increase access to mental health care for Latino/Hispanic populations & to transfer the model to other communities.
Amount Awarded: $160,910
Awarded Monday, June 24, 2002

S. NH HIV AIDS Task Force

So. New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force
To initiate the design and implementation of an innovative statewide system of HIV casefinding & referral using the Internet to provide access & early health care intervention for at-risk & AIDS-diagnosed gay and bisexual men.
Amount Awarded: $25,910