ARCHIVED HEALTHY AGING GRANTS

1999 | 1998 | 1996-7


1999
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$2,400
Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association, Inc.
Alan Dienstag, Psy.D., Principal Investigator
Proposal development - Comprehensive outcome study of supports groups for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease.
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$240,000
Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association, Inc.
Alan Dienstag, Psy.D., Principal Investigator
The Impact of Three Types of Group Interventions for Persons with Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease (over 3 years).
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$185,708
American Council on Science and Health
Ruth Kava, Ph.D., R.D., Principal Investigator
An Investigation of the Promotion of Dietary Supplements to the Elderly (over 1 year).

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$13,000
American Federation for Aging Research, Inc.
Knight Steel, M.D., Project Coordinator
An Advisory Group Meeting: Exploring the Feasibility of a Palliative Care Initiative in Long Term Care Settings.

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$50,000
Beth Israel Medical Center
Russell Portenoy, M.D., Principal Investigator
The First International Conference on Geriatric Palliative Care.
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$10,000
Choice in Dying
Karen Orloff Kaplan, M.P.H., Sc.D., Executive Director
Using Wit to Sensitize Medical Professionals to People's Perceptions and Concerns About End-of-Life Care.

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$61,568
Research Foundation of City University of New York
Roberta Graziano, D.S.W., Principal Investigator
Developing Social Work Curriculum to Better Serve the Health Needs of the Elderly in the Community (over 1 year).
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$118,500
Columbia University in the City of New York
Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator
The Parallel Chart: Developing Empathy, Reflection and Courage in Physicians (over 1 year).
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$269,700
Columbia University in the City of New York
Steven M. Albert, Ph.D., M.Sc., Project Director
M.P.H. Program in Aging and Public Health (over 3 years).
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$1,000
Grantmakers in Aging
Carol Farquhar, Executive Director
General funding.
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$7,500
Grantmakers in Health
Lauren LeRoy, Ph.D.
General funding.
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$325,000
Health Research Inc.
Michael Barth, Executive Director
Developing and Implementing Strategies for Improving Communication About End-of-Life Care in New York City Nursing Homes (over 2 years).
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$275,000
Margaret Tietz Center for Nursing Care
Allen Glicksman, Ph.D, Principal Investigator
Long Term Care Needs of Holocaust Survivors (over 18 months).
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$116,000
Medicare Rights Center, Inc.
Diane Archer, Project Director
Scripts for Effective Medicare Counseling (over 1 year).
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$47,000
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Rosanne Leipzig, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Ann Minnick, Ph.D., R.N., Co-Principal Investigator

Elderly Patients' Reports of Physical Restraint Experiences in Intensive Care Units (over 1 year).
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$21,000
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Rosanne Leipzig, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Ann Minnick, Ph.D., R.N., Co-Principal Investigator

Exploring the Impact of Administratively Controlled and Patient Variables on the Use of Physical Restraints in Hospitals (over 6 months).
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$344,000
The New York Academy of Medicine
Patricia Volland, M.S.W., M.B.A., Principal Investigator
A Model to Educate Social Work Students for Geriatric Practices in Health and Mental Health Care Settings (over 3 years).
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$25,000
The New York Academy of Sciences
Susan Raymond, Ph.D., Project Director
Conference support - Financing the Future: Biomedical Research and Medical Education in the 21st Century.
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$234,000
New York University
Gerald Landesberg, DSW, Principal Investigator
Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities in New York: A Critical Review and Perspective for the Future (over 30 months).
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$150,000
Soar Research, Inc.
Shaw Bronner, P.T., M.H.S., O.S.C., Project Director
Effect of Age and Training on Skilled Movement Organization (over 3 ½ years).
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$36,285
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Knight Steel, M.D., Project Director
A Program to Improve Palliative Care and End of Life Services for Individuals Requiring Long Term Care (over 30 months).
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$100,000
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Penny Hollander Feldman, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Promoting Elders' Health & Well-Being: Benchmarks for Supportive Communities (over 1 year). .
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$49,000
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Brian Carpenter, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Intergenerational Awareness of Psychosocial Preferences (over 14 months).
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$54,764
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Katy Ruckdeschel, Ph.D, Principal Investigator
Stability of Psychosocial Preferences Over Time (over 20 months).
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$21,000
Weill Medical College - Cornell University
Mark S. Lachs, MD, MPH, Co-Chief
Cornell Summer Geriatrics Program for Medical Students (over 2 ½ months).
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$221,000
Yale University of Medicine
Sharon K Inouye, M.D., M.P.H., Principal Investigator
Dissemination of the Elder Life Program: A Model of Care to Prevent Delirium in Hospitalized Older Patients (over 3 years).
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Grants Made From A Request For Proposals (RFP)

The following nine organizations received grants as a result of an RFP (request for proposals) program administered by Partnership for Caring (formerly Choice in Dying). The purpose of the initiative is to stimulate creative approaches to healthcare agency that enhance the healthcare experience of incapacitated patients and their families.


$107,082
Beth Israel Medical Center

Navah C. Harlow, M.A., Project Coordinator
Health Care Agent Program: Resident-Agent Communication: Enhancing Clinical Skills to Support Agent Decision-Making. (over 18 months).

$78,138
Fordham University

Irene A. Gutheil, D.S.W., Principal Investigator
Janna C. Heyman, M.S.W., Co-Principal Investigator

Strengthening the Role of the Healthcare Agent: Knowledge, Attitude, Comfort & Communication (over 15 months).

$60,000
Friends and Relatives of Institutionalized Aged, Inc.

Jean Murphy, J.D., Principal Investigator
Enhancing Compliance with End-of-Life Treatment Decisions (over 9 months).

$44,532
The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Tracy E. Miller, J.D., Principal Investigator
Promoting Health Care Agency in Managed Care: Analysis and Action Steps (over 1 year).

$95,236
New York Citizens Committee on Health Care Decisions, Inc.

Beatrice Greenbaum, M.P.H., Principal Investigator
Strengthening the Process of Health Care Agency: Citizen to Citizen (over 18 months).

$40,000
New York Downtown Hospital

Lester W. Blair, M.D., Project Director
Strengthening the Process of Healthcare Agency for Chinese Immigrant Patients (planning grant over 6 months).

$39,603
New York University

Melissa A.. Robbins, MPA, Principal Investigator
Identification of Factors/Characteristics Which Differentiates Health Care Agents Efficacy (over 1 year).

$162,000
St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York

Daniel P. Sulmasy, O.F.M., M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator
The Natural History of End-of-Life Decision-Making (over 3 years).

$116,229
Weill Medical College - Cornell University

Joseph J. Fins, M.D., F.A.C.P., Principal Investigator
From Contract to Covenant (over 1 year).
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$218,408
Coalition of Institutionalized Aged and Disabled

Geoff Lieberman, Project Director

Assessing Resident Quality of Life: Training Videos on Use of Focus Groups and Structured Interviews (over 10 months).

$70,000
Community Healthcare Network, Inc
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Ana O. Dumois, Ph.D., D.S.W., President

Special Needs Plan for AIDS (over 2 years).

$60,441
Friends and Relatives of Institutionalized Aged, Inc.

Jean Murphy, J.D., Executive Director

Support for the reprinting of Eldercare in the 90s, 6th Ed.

$5,000
Friends and Relatives of Institutionalized Aged, Inc.

Jean Murphy, J.D., Executive Director

A planning proposal - Using Consumer Power to Foster Best Practices.

$176,000
Friends and Relatives of Institutionalized Aged, Inc.

Jean Murphy, J.D., Executive Director

Can Consumers Persuade Nursing Homes to Implement Best Practices? (over 2 years)

- The goal of this project is to find out whether families and other advocates of nursing home residents can pursuade owners and administrators to adopt proven ideas and "best practices" that benefit residents.

$76,000
Independent Production Fund, Inc.

Lisa Zbar, Co-Director

Healthy Steps Video Guide (over 1 year).

$16,500
Montefiore Medical Center

Anitra Pivnick, Ph.D., Project Director

Supplemental grant - Treatment of depression in orphans and HIV affected children.

$7,000
Montefiore Medical Center

Max Quinn, Principal Investigator

When a Child is Dying: A Teaching Video for Pediatric Residents.

$33,000
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Rosanne Leipzig, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator

Drug Prescribing for Senior Adults book (over 2 years).

$1,500
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Ann Brancato, Vice-President

An evaluation of proposed initiative in pediatric case-management.

$9,640
Nursing Home Community Coalition of New York State

Cynthia Rudder, Ph.D., Director

A planning proposal - Assisted Living in New York City: Examining a New Long Term Care Service (over 3 months).

$575,053
Nursing Home Community Coalition of New York State

Cynthia Rudder, Ph.D., Director

Support for Assessing Future Directions for Elderly Assisted Living in New York City (over 3 years).

$115,000
Partnership for Caring

(paid to: Choice in Dying)
Karen Orloff Kaplan, M.P.H., Sc.D., Executive Director

A Program to Improve the Selection and Performance of Health Care Agents: A Proposal for a Coordinating Center for a Request for Proposals (RFP) (over 2 ½ years).

$5,000
St. Mary's Foundation for Children

Bart Bronfman, Principal Investigator

Technical assistance grant - Capitating Home Care for Children with Special Needs.

$125,113
St. Mary's Foundation for Children

Bart Bronfman, Principal Investigator

A Study in Cost Effectiveness and Outcomes for Pediatric Home Care (over 2 years).

$337,020

St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York

Joyce Fogel, M.D., FACP, Principal Investigator

Planning a Physical Restraint Elimination Program in the Acute Care Setting - Phase II (over 18 months).

$175,000
United Hospital Fund

David Gould, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

Family Perspectives on End of Life Care: A Survey of Surviving Next of Kin (over 2 years).

$120,000
Vera Institute of Justice

Douglas Young, Principal Investigator

Improving the Health of Families and the Recovery of Addict: Evaluation of La Bodega De la Familia (over 2 ½ years).

$275,495
Visiting Nurse Service of New York

Kimberly Van Heitsma, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

A feasibility study - Preferences for Everyday Living: Developing an Instrument to Inventory Lifestyle Choices (over 20 months).

$64,307
Visiting Nurse Service of New York

Penny Feldman, Ph.D., Director, Principal Investigator

The Bridge Program: Effecting a Successful Transition from ER to Home Treatment (over 6 months).
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$266,000 (97)
Brookdale Center on Aging of Hunter College

Rose Dobrof, Professor of Gerontology
Support for "The Last Years of Life: A Program for Ethics and Caregiving" which seeks to improve provider's skills in dealing with the issues of the last years of life.

$90,000
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The Children's Village, Inc.

Geraldine Alpert, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Program Evaluation Support to evaluate the effectiveness of short term crisis intervention as an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization for adolescents in residential care.


$44,500 (96)
Columbia University in the City of New York

Theresa M. Doddato, Ed.D., CRNA
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
Support for a feasibility study examining the use of a computer-assisted program for primary care nurse practitioners practicing in a nurse-run clinic.


$20,000 (97)
Cobble Hill Nursing Home, Inc.

Tony Yang-Lewis, CQSW, Director Alzheimer's Programs
Support for a training manual aimed at improving the dementia care skills of nurses' aides.


$88,200 (97)
Columbia University in the City of New York

Steven M. Albert, Ph.D., M.S., Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology
Support to develop a manual for home care paraprofessionals to sensitize them to problems associated with dementia and improve the quality of caregiving.


$20,000 (96)
Friends and Relatives of Institutionalized Aged

Jean Murphy, J.D., Executive Director
Support to update and reprint "Eldercare in the 90's", a guide to nursing home selection in New York City.

$5,000 (96) | $5,000 (97)
Grantmakers in Health

Denis Prager, Interim President & CEO
General funding.


$36,000 (96)
Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale

Douglas Holmes, Ph.D., Administrator, Research Division
Support to develop training materials and policies as part of a program called "Sexual Expression and Intimacy Among Nursing Home Residents."


$300,000 (97)
Home Care Associates Training Institutes, Inc.

Rick Surpin, Chairperson, Board of Directors
To start up a home care/total care system for chronically ill patients. Program-related investment loan repayable over 5 years.

$81,000 (96)
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged

Frances Rotter Bucien, Program Director
Support for the creation and evaluation of a program of mental health services for elderly residents in a naturally occurring retirement community to assist them to continue to live at home.


$203,250 (96)
The Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged

Faerella Boczko, M.S., Director, Speech Language Pathology
Support to create a model geriatric swallowing team to reduce or eliminate the use of feeding tubes, especially in nursing homes.

$40,700 (97)
The Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged
Faerella Boczko, M.S., Director, Speech Language Pathology
Support to develop a functional outcomes scale for swallowing disorders.


$89,000 (96)
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Vicki Seltzer, M.D., Chairman, Obstet. & Gyn.
Support to evaluate the impact of a nurse practitioner in managing patient flow and providing education to patients in a women's health program.


$83,500 (97)
Montefiore Medical Center
Anitra Pivnick, Ph.D., Director, Division of Community Health
Support for a demonstration of a non-psychiatric approach to the treatment of depression in orphans and HIV affected children.


$248,000 (97)
Montefiore Medical Center

Nancy Neveloff Dubler, L.L.B., Director, Division of Bioethics
Max Quinn, Project Director

Support for the Pediatric Palliative Care Initiative. The development of a program dealing with issues of death and dying of children in acute settings.


$53,740 (97)

Montefiore Medical Center
Mark G. Winiarski Ph.D., Psychologist - Dept. of Family Medicine
Support for a planning study of the culture of inner city Afro-Americans and its effect on compliance with a comprehensive care program for hypertension.
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$28,500 (97)
Montefiore Medical Center

Nancy Neveloff Dubler, L.L.B., Director, Division of Bioethics
Support to finance a symposium on Adolescents Alone and Pediatric Palliative Care, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, September 1997.


$140,000 (97)
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Ira A. Parness, M.D., Associate Director, Pediatric Cardiology
Wyman Lai, M.D., Attending, Pediatric Cardiology

Support for a telemedicine system for fetal cardiac ultrasound.


$284,400 (97)
The New York Academy of Medicine

Elizabeth Mills, M.Sc., Program Director
Support for the Urban Health Initiative/Homeless Shelter Program which provides a structured opportunity for the region's medical students to provide care to homeless persons.


$11,533 (97)
The New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
Evelyn G. Lipper, M.D., Director, Child Development
Support for planning a city-wide service for the diagnosis and treatment of children with developmental disabilities.


$310,000 (96)
The New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
Evelyn G. Lipper, M.D., Director, Child Development
Support for the New York City site of the national Healthy Steps for Young Children program.

$136,000 (96)
The New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
Samuel J. Mann, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Support for Hypertension in the Elderly: Effects of Emotion-Based Group Intervention, a study of "the white coat syndrome."

$50,000 (96)
The New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
Guy L. Scalzi, Vice President and CIO
Continued support for the creation of a tele-radiology network among two external sites with three more planned.

$268,000 (96)
Nursing Home Community Coalition of New York State
Cynthia Rudder, Ph.D., Project Director
Support to study costs and quality of nursing home care in New York City (approved 1995).
Grant Results Report

$143,200 (97)
Philadelphia Geriatric Center
Robert L. Rubinstein, Ph.D., Director of Research
Support for an ethnographic study of the DOROT Volunteer Program to explicate the reasons for their effectiveness.

$60,000 (96)
St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York
Joyce F.N. Fogel, M.D., Principal Investigator
Support for Phase I of a multi-site project aimed at elimination of physical restraints in the acute care setting.

$70,000 (97)
Frances Schervier Home and Hospital
Paulette Sansone, D.S.W., Ph.D., Project Co-Director
Jeffrey Nichols, M.D., Project Co-Director

Continued support and further development of a long-term care ethics network in New York City.

$300,000 (97)
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
Barry J. Gurland, M.D., Director
Support for a study matching home care client's needs with provider's service time patterns to improve quality and cost effectiveness.

$68,500 (97)
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
Gerald Fetner, Ph.D., Director, Foundation Relations
Support to develop a family planning service for female adolescents with chronic illnesses.


$58,000 (97)
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc.
Christopher Stone, LLB, Director
Support of the evaluation component of a program to improve the health of families of drug addicts.

$52,000 (96)
Victim Services, Inc.
Mary Bleiberg, Program Director
Support for a feasibility study of a children's residential school aimed at improving the health and the educational performance of inner city children.

$230,000 (96)
Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Karen Warman, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Support to evaluate The Asthma Passport Program, an intensive education and follow-up program to reduce asthma morbidity in inner city children.

$100,000 (97)
Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael N. Mulvihill, Dr.P.H., Director
Support to evaluate the relative cost effectiveness of primary care in three different organizational settings.
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