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AWARDED GRANTS

Awarded Thursday, June 20, 2013

Beyond Supply and Demand: Investigating the Role of Social Networks in Healthcare Workforce Diversity

Brandeis University
This research project uses a mixed-method approach to analyze the extent of racial/ethnic diversity in NH's healthcare workforce and the role of social networks in influencing employment and advancement opportunities; and will inform policy recommendations for employers, workforce development leaders, educational institutions and others.
Amount Awarded: $12,729
Awarded Thursday, June 20, 2013

Building a Center of Excellence for Culturally Effective Care (COECEC)

Manchester Community Health Center

To create a Center of Excellence for Culturally Effective Care (COECEC)within Manchester Community Health Center by
1-institutionalizing best and model practices of a culturally effective organization (language access, Race Ethnicity and Language (REaL) data , cultural competence, and workforce diversity),
2-creating capacity for leading and teaching quality improvement efforts to address health disparities,
3-and implementing a Community Health Worker (CHW) pilot project with a targeted cohort from two patient populations that experience a higher prevalence of health disparities.

Amount Awarded: $195,982
Awarded Thursday, June 20, 2013

GCIR Membership

Grantmakers Concerned With Immigrant s and Refugees (GCIR)
To improve immigrant integration and advance health equity by providing the most current research, policy analysis and other resources necessary to effectively address the challenges facing newcomers and their host communities.
Amount Awarded: $2,000
Awarded Thursday, June 20, 2013

NH Health & Equity Partnership

Foundation for Healthy Communities
To promote health and equity and address health disparities in NH by developing the NH Health & Equity Partnership, focusing on strengthening partnerships through advancing leadership, enhancing knowledge, and fostering networking and collaboration.
Amount Awarded: $123,227
Awarded Thursday, June 20, 2013

Nursing Quest Summer Camps

Lamprey Health Care
Nursing Quest Summer Camps will offer camp experiences to minority campers and promote awareness of the nursing profession among youth from diverse cultures and ultimate expand diversity within the future nursing workforce.
Amount Awarded: $21,555
Awarded Monday, May 6, 2013

Participation in the Massachusetts General Hospital Disparities Leadership Program

Manchester Community Health Center
To enhance the capacity of Manchester Community Health Center to serve as a Center of Excellence for Culturally Effective Care, by increasing 1) in-depth knowledge of root causes of health disparities and the current field of research, 2) understanding of cutting edge quality improvement strategies identifying and addressing disparities and 3) leadership skills to implement strategies to transform MCHC and other organizations.
Amount Awarded: $3,000
Awarded Monday, March 18, 2013

Bhutanese Women's Leadership and Access Project

Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire (BCNH)
To improve access to health and human services for Bhutanese women and to increase their representation in leadership positions in the community by engaging women in a participatory planning process and leadership development sessions.
Amount Awarded: $13,869
Awarded Monday, September 17, 2012

Building community based leadership and after school programs for/with immigrants and refugees of NH

Second Start
To increase the capacity of New American Africans to offer parent leadership and after school programming in Concord and Greater Manchester that will reinforce cultural identity, community strengths-based solutions, and understanding of both concerns and hopes in immigrant and refugee communities by supporting a community planning process and the development of tools/curriculum.
Amount Awarded: $17,700
Awarded Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Validating the refugee experience & promoting emotional wellbeing

National Alliance on Mental Illness-New Hampshire
To support a partnership between NAMI NH and the Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire to promote emotional well-being in the Bhutanese community by 1) providing postvention supports to suicide survivors and 2) developing mental health awareness and capacity for suicide prevention within the refugee community.
Amount Awarded: $12,600
Awarded Monday, June 18, 2012

Laconia New American Integration Initiative

Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health, Inc.
To improve the health and well-being of the refugee population in Laconia by 1) conducting health education and outreach, 2) building capacity and a local network of cultural competency trainers in the health care system, and 3) developing a team of volunteers to help address the basic health needs of newly-arrived refugees while promoting self-sufficiency and integration.
Amount Awarded: $98,078