HFWCNY funds multiple health-related projects for older adults and children

In the first half of 2019, the Health Foundation awarded more than $244,000 to seven local organizations, addressing issues from elder mistreatment to food insecurity to children’s education and health. Grantees include:

National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment
Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport, NY, has been awarded a $10,000 grant to be one of seven pilot sites to test the feasibility of the Elder Mistreatment Emergency Department Care Model (EMED). The EMED Care Model was developed through the National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment, sponsored by The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. As one of seven clinical sites, ENH will implement the core elements of the EMED Care Model and participate in a 12-month evaluation.

AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education (ABLE) Early Childhood Project
The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. will receive a grant of $96,000 over thirty-six months to support 35 half-time AmeriCorps members to serve in its AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education (ABLE) Early Childhood Program. The Service Collaborative of WNY was awarded $499,999 in federal funding to support delivery of ABLE, a new early intervention effort to provide a foundation that prepares preschool children for success in mathematics. Federal funding is contingent upon the provision of a local match, which this requested funding would provide.

Chautauqua County Health Network – “Building Resilient Communities”
The Chautauqua County Health Network in partnership with Prevent Child Abuse New York will receive a grant of $26,100 to support training for community partners, policy makers, and stakeholders, and the development of a Chautauqua County “Building Resilient Communities Professional Development Initiative.” Funding will move forward two activities: 1. Hosting cross-system sessions on successfully integrating trauma-informed care into services and the creation of an ACEs Task Force and 2. Protective Factors Framework training.

Cortland Food Rescue Project
The Seven Valleys Health Coalition (SVHC) will receive a $50,000 grant to serve as local match on a NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) grant. The grant will build on SVHC’s Local Food, Local Places project. The Cortland community believes the project will help address food equity and chronic disease prevention and reduction goals for the most vulnerable people in the community. The project also aims to lower rates of food insecurity by connecting those with excess wholesome, edible food (e.g., farms, grocery stores, restaurants) with those who distribute to the food insecure in Cortland.

The Madison County Health Department
The Madison County Health Department will receive $12,450 to improve children’s development by enhancing provider knowledge and skills in the evidence-based Pyramid Model. Madison County nursing and Early Intervention staff, along with contracted providers including teachers and therapists working with children aged birth to five years and their families, will participate in the training. Participation will enhance and improve interdisciplinary teamwork among providers serving young children and families in home and center-based settings.

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Oneida County
Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Oneida County will receive $25,000 to fund Parent Jam Sessions. These sessions assist participants in developing a deeper understanding of how their personal and parenting knowledge, skills, and behaviors affect their children. The target population for the program is any family or individual with a child between the ages of birth to five years.

InterFaith Works of CNY
InterFaith Works of CNY will receive $24,694 to implement Family Wellness, a new pilot program that will provide parents and children aged birth to five year with a monthly program of activities, workshops and learning opportunities designed to strengthen the social, emotional, and physical health and wellbeing of refugee and immigrant children in Syracuse.