CURRENT HEALTHCARE GRANTS

$299,200 | 24 months
Aging in New York Fund, Inc.

Jacqueline Berman
"Healthy Encounters: Linking Mental Health Services within Local Senior Centers, A Model Approach"

This project is a public/private partnership between the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) and two mental health organizations, New York Service Program for Older People (SPOP) and Spanish Speaking Elderly Council (RAÍCES), to work with local senior centers by offering a range of therapeutic mental health services onsite at senior centers, offsite at their mental health clinics, or in the seniors' homes.
Project Start Date: January 2003

 
 
$194,000 | 12months
Beth Israel Medical Center

Knox Todd
“Emergency Department Palliative Care Screening and Brief Intervention - "BriefPal" - For Addressing Elderly Patients' Unmet Palliative Care and Hospice Needs.”

This grant will help fund the initial 12-month launch period of the Palliative Care Screening and Brief Intervention program, "BriefPal," collaboration between the Pain and Emergency Medicine Institute and the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care.
Project Start Date: January 2007

 
 
$131,000 | 24 months
Bridge Street Development Corporation
Colette GK Pierre
“Director of Programs at the Quincy Senior Residence”
This grant will support a full-time Social Worker/Program Director for a supportive service program that will provide health and social services in direct response to the needs of the elderly of the Quincy Residence in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
Project Start Date: September 2007
 
 
$300,000 | 24 months
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Joseph Sacco
"Palliative Medicine Consultation Service"
This grant will support the implementation of a culturally competent, elder-focused, in-patient palliative care consultation service.
 
 
$60,000 | 12 months
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Joseph Sacco
"Health Advocacy in Palliative Care Medicine at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center"
A graduate-level trained health advocate will be added to the pre-existing Palliative Medicine Consultation Service (PMCS) team, comprised by a doctor, nurse practitioner, and social worker to assist all aspects of palliative medicine practice at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.
Project Start Date: October 2006
 
 
$195,000 | 24 months
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Louis Belzie
"Palliative Care Consultation Services"

Grant funds will be used to enhance and expand palliative care services to better serve the economically disadvantaged, socially diverse elderly population in eastern and central Brooklyn.
Project Start Date: January 2007

 
 
$242,000 | 24 Months
Cabrini Medical Center
Mary Cooke
“Cabrini Alzheimer's Care Program”
This program brings support and assistance to patients and families who are not yet eligible for hospice care. The program provides assessment and treatment for patients with Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, and for the frail elderly, and offers education and respite for family caregivers.
Project Start Date: May 2005
 
 
$250,000 | 36 Months
Calvary Hospital

Nancy D'Agostino
“Nursing Home Hospice Program”
This grant will support a team of Calvary staff to work with ten additional nursing homes to increase access to hospice care for nursing home residents by establishing a hospice within the nursing home.
Project Start Date: July 2004
 
 
$209,000 | 24 Months
Columbia University in the City of New York

Stephan Marshall
“The ElderSmile Dental Network: Delivering
Dental Services to the Elderly in Northern Manhattan”
This grant will be used to deliver dental services to low-income, underserved elderly in northern Manhattan.
Project Start Date: April 2006
 
 
$220,000 | 24 Months
Continuum Hospice Care/Jacob Perlow Hospice

Carolyn Cassin
“Harlem Community Hospice Outreach Program”
This grant will support an outreach program to address the under-utilization of hospice services in Harlem by integrating Continuum's Hospice program into the Harlem community.
Project Start Date: January 2005
 
 
$189,000 | 24 Months
Cornell University - Weill Medical College

Eugenia Siegler
“Creating a Palliative Care Program for Hospitalized Patients”
This grant would help to fund a newly established palliative care consultation service.
Project Start Date: July 2006
 
 
$200,000 | 24 Months
Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City, Inc.

Nikki Smith
“CSCS Senior Nutrition Marketplace”
This grant will help grow a senior services group purchasing organization, from its pilot phase to a fully operational and self-sustaining operation.
Project Start Date: May 2007
 
 
$120,000 | 24 Months
Encore Community Services

Mary Ann Collins
“Encore West Residence”
This grant will support a full-time Care Coordinator who will provide social service assistance to low-income seniors residing at the newly opened Encore West Residence, a HUD 202 senior housing project located in Clinton (Hell's Kitchen).
Project Start Date: March 2007
 
 
$200,000 | 24 Months
Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale

Daniel Reingold
“Long-Term-Care-Based Elder Abuse Prevention and Intervention Center”
This grant will support the nation's first comprehensive elder abuse intervention and prevention center, including an elder abuse shelter for the elderly living in the community.
Project Start Date: August 2005
 
 
$172,500 | 24 Months
Hospital for Joint Diseases

Stephen Honig
“Osteoporosis Model of Care Program”
This grant will be used to ensure patients receive bone density testing and/or osteoporosis medication after sustaining a fragility fracture.
Project Start Date: September 2006
 
 
$237,000 | 36 Months
Hudson Guild, Inc.

Brian Saber
“Senior Wellness Access Program (SWAP)”
This grant will support the creation of the Senior Wellness Access Program (SWAP) that integrates services from four community providers into a comprehensive care model that identifies and meets the mental and healthcare needs of seniors in Chelsea.
Project Start Date: April 2005
 
 
$200,000 | 24 Months
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA)

Leah Ferster
“JASA-Oxford Social Work Services Program”
This program will connect identified members with community supports and give access to entitlements and other services so that they can continue to live in their own homes and communities. JASA is requesting start-up funding for this service and will be fully reimbursed for services for Oxford Medicare HMO clients.
Project Start Date: November 2005
 
 
$225,000 | 24 Months
Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged

Audrey Weiner
“Telecare Community Palliative Care Program”
This program will bring comprehensive palliative care services into the home care setting by incorporating the services of a palliative care nurse practitioner with telehealth to assist in case identification and monitoring.
Project Start Date: June 2007
 
 
$200,000 | 24 Months
Lighthouse International

Tara Easter
“Geriatric Home-Based Low Vision Partnership Program”
The proposed program will implement an innovative, multi-disciplinary, home-based health care model to serve homebound older adults with vision impairment residing in Manhattan. This new model will utilize a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner to conduct home health assessments that include visual functioning in order to identify service needs and implement home-based low vision care, necessary vision rehabilitation services, and other allied health care services.
Project Start Date: February 2007
 
 
$212,000 | 36 Months
Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center

Stephanie Pinder
“Strengthening Seniors”
This grant would support a community based mental health program that is a continuum of care and support model, utilizing a collaborative approach with hospital-based services.
Project Start Date: January 2007
 
 
$201,000 | 24 Months
Metropolitan Jewish Health System

Barbara Hiney
“Building a Sustainable Home Visiting Palliative Medicine Program”
This grant will be used to establish a sustainable home-visiting Palliative Medicine Program.
Project Start Date: October 2005
 
 
$199,000 | 24 Months
Mount Sinai Hospital

Umesh Gidwani
“Palliative Care Consultation Service: Communication, Dignity, and Respect”
This grant will be used to enhance and expand Mount Sinai-Queen's hospital-based Palliative Care Consultation Service (PCCS).
Project Start Date: October 2005
 
 
$229,000 | 24 Months
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Theresa Soriano
“Visiting Doctor Program Inpatient Nurse Practitioner”
This grant will be used to implement a new model of hospital care for the Visiting Doctors Program patients who require hospitalization.
Project Start Date: June 2006
 
 
$110,000 | 24 Months
National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped

Larry Coffee
“Donated Dental Services (DDS)”
This grant will support a Donated Dental Services project in New York City to assist needy elderly individuals and people unable to afford extensive dental treatment because of financial challenges associated with mental, physical, and/or medical disabilities.
Project Start Date: July 2007
 
 
$175,000 | 24 Months
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Mathew Maurer
“Syncope and Falls in the Elderly (SAFE) Clinic in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging”
This grant will help create an interdisciplinary clinical facility that provides evaluation and management of falls and syncope in the elderly.
Project Start Date: January 2007
 
 
$150,000 | 36 Months
New York Cares

Ariel Zwang
“Increasing the Number of Older Adults Volunteers in Queens”
This grant will help to implement a meaningful, replicable, and sustainable volunteer program model that is appealing to individuals over age 60.
Project Start Date: August 2007
 
 
$300,000 | 36 Months
New York Downtown Hospital

Lester Blair
“Dzi Yuan: Palliative Care and Supportive Consultation Service”
This grant will support the implementation of a palliative care consultation service that is culturally competent and focused on the Chinese elders.
Project Start Date: January 2005
 
 
$300,000 | 36 Months
New York Downtown Hospital

Raj Buddhavarapu
“Acute Care for Elders Unit”
This grant will support to establish an Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit to meet the complex needs of the aging population of Lower Manhattan.
Project Start Date: October 2007
 
 
$200,000 | 18 Months
New York Legal Assistance Group, Inc.

Randye Retkin
“LegalHealth's Senior Advocacy Project”
This grant will allow LegalHealth to expand to provide legal assistance to seniors where they receive healthcare services (e.g., hospital geriatric units/clinics, palliative care programs), thus affording ease of access for patients.
Project Start Date: March 2007
 
 
$166,000 | 12 Months
New York Service Program for Older People, Inc. (SPOP)

Nancy Harvey
“Mental Health Outreach Services for Older Adults”
Under this program, SPOP will expand its community based clinical services to address the mental health needs of the underserved, elderly Latino and Asian populations in New York.
Project Start Date: December 2006
 
 
$248,000 | 36 Months
New York University

Terry Fulmer
“Addressing the Healthcare Challenges of the 21st Century through and Innovative Nursing Practice Model”
This grant will fund a nursing faculty practice which will use Geriatric Nurse Practioners to provide patient-centered services that will support and promote the health of older adults.
Project Start Date: January 2007
 
 
$203,000 | 24 Months
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Inc.

Kathleen Pecinka
“Telemedicine Program Targeting Seniors with Congestive Heart Failure in Queens”
This grant will support the expansion of North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System Home Care Network's telemedicine program to their home care patients residing in Queens. .
Project Start Date: June 2007
 
 
$126,000 | 12 Months
Odyssey House, Inc.

Frank Dominelli
“Geriatric Dental Care Initiative”
This grant will fund a geriatric dental clinic for patients in Odyssey House's ElderCare residential and out-patient programs.
Project Start Date: January 2007
 
 
$214,000 | 24 Months
Park Slope Geriatric Day Center, Inc.

Marianne Nicolosi
“Developing a Free-Standing, Fee-for-Service Geriatric Care Management Program”
This grant will support the development of a self-sustaining care management program in Brooklyn.
Project Start Date: May 2006
 
 
$225,000 | 24 Months
Per Scholas, Inc.

Plinio Ayala
“Comp2Seniors, Helping Older Adults Through Technology”
This grant will be used to provide home computers and technology training to low-income elderly in New York City.
Project Start Date: September 2006
 
 
$180,000 | 24 Months
Phipps Community Development Corporation

Rosemary Ordonez-Jenkins
“Supportive Senior Service Program at La Casa de Felicidad”
This grant will support a full-time Social Worker/Program Coordinator for a supportive services program that will provide advocacy, health services, emotional, social an physical outlets in direct response to the needs and interests of older adult residents of La Casa de la Felicidad in the South Bronx.
Project Start Date: July 2007
 
 
$258,000 | 36 Months
Puerto Rican Family Institute, Inc.

Elvira Gonzalez
“Life Line Center for Latino Seniors”
This program will offer Latino seniors, with a special focus on grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, linguistically and culturally sensitive mental health treatment, home visiting services, case management and peer support.
Project Start Date: October 2004
 
 
$203,000 | 24 Months
ReServe Elder Service, Inc.

Claire Haaga Altman
“Elder-to-Elder: Engaging Older Adults In the Care and Service of Frail Elderly”
This grant will provide support to help connect older adults with stipend-paying jobs that challenge them to use their lifetime skills and experience to help the frail elderly.
Project Start Date: August 2006
 
 
$162,000 | 24 Months
Riverdale Mental Health Association

Robert Brewster
“Innovative Senior Services”
This grant will be used to establish an elder-specific mental health outreach and treatment program in the Northwest Bronx.
Project Start Date: February 2006
 
 
$312,850 | 24 Months
Samuel Field YM & YWHA, Inc.

Karen Schwab
“NORC-WOW Implementation Phase, Years 2, 3 and 4
This grant will fund the next two years of the implementation phase for developing NORC supportive services in a community of freestanding one and two-family homes in Northeast Queens.
Project Start Date: January 2005
 
 
$130,000 | 24 Months
Samuel Field YM & YWHA, Inc.

Jane Bardavid
“Providing Mental Health Services in Senior Centers”
The Samuel Field Y's certified geriatric mental health clinic, Community Advisory Program for the Elderly (CAPE), intends to increase access to mental health care for older adults through the development of satellites in four senior centers in Queens.
Project Start Date: October 2005
 
 
$216,000 | 24 Months
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

Robert Lewy
“Community Based Mental Health Services for Harlem Elderly”
This program will provide culturally competent mental health services to the Harlem elderly through a partnership between a community-based primary care practice, Isabella Geriatric Home Healthcare agency.
Project Start Date: January 2006
 
 
$208,000 | 36 Months
Union Settlement Association

Ellen Simon
“Senior Center Mental Health Program”
This grant will fund the development of a mental health program in East Harlem. The program's main focus will be on elders who attend Union Settlement's four senior centers and their homebound, meals-on-wheels clients. The program will offer group and individual counseling conducted by licensed social workers.
Project Start Date: March 2004
 
 
$200,000 | 24 Months
United Hospital Fund

David Gould
“NORC Program Blueprint”
This grant will support the creation of a "Blueprint" for the development, operation and evaluation of both neighborhood- and housing-based NORC supportive service programs.
Project Start Date: April 2005
 
 
$246,500 | 18 Months
Urban Health Plan, Inc.

Paloma Hernandez
“Projecto Sabiduria”
This grant will help fund the launch of a comprehensive system of primary and specialty medical care, and mental health services using an interdisciplinary approach to expand access, improve service delivery and enhance the quality of life for the community's elderly.
Project Start Date: March 2007
 
 
$225,000 | 36 Months
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc.

Jean Callahan
“Nonprofit Guardianship Service and Cooperative Assistance Network”
This grant will be used to develop and implement a demonstration project that will provide high-quality guardianship services to people found to be incapacitated regardless of their wealth.
Project Start Date: April 2005
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