The Quality Health Foundation (QHF) www.qualityhealthfoundation.org, the mission arm of Quality Health Strategies (QHS) www.qualityhealthstrategies.org, recently awarded grants totaling $406,000 to fourteen organizations across Maryland and Washington D.C. supporting local healthcare-related quality improvement efforts. Since 2006, QHF has awarded grants totaling more than $3.66 million to 55 organizations.
Funding for the 2015-2016 grants which range from $10,000 to $40,000 were determined by a project’s potential to impact access to quality healthcare and human services in the community. Awardees were selected from a wide range of projects targeting underserved and at-risk populations.
Some of the grants were awarded to:
- Access Carroll, Inc., www.accesscarroll.org a patient-centered and integrated medical home for low-income residents of Carroll County to support the pharmaceutical management received $25,000
- Channel Marker, Inc. www.channelmarker.org , a mental health support agency was awarded $40,000 to support their Health Home Program. The funds will support a nurse care manager and health educator to work with clients and staff to emphasize health promotion and illness prevention
- Doctors Community Hospital Foundation www.dchweb.org received $25,000 to support the Latino outreach program throughout Prince George’s County and to expand the On-the-Road Diabetes Self-Management program to go into high risk areas
- The Frederick County Hepatitis Clinic Inc. http://hepatitisclinic.org received $38,000 for its Hepatitis Screening, Evaluation, and Treatment Program. The funds will provide free hepatitis screening at local organizations and provide comprehensive care to the uninsured, underinsured, and working poor individuals infected with viral hepatitis
- Salisbury University www.salisbury.edu received $40,000 for the Lower Shore Early Intervention Program to address behavioral and developmental concerns of underserved children from birth to five years of age
Other grantees included The Community Ministries of Rockville ($25,000), Deaf Me ($25,000), For All Seasons, Inc, ($20,000), Help and Outreach Point of Entry, Inc ($40,000, the Light House Power Up Your Pantry Program, ($10,000), Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped ($35,000), Myrtle Tyler Faithful Fund, Inc ($40,000), N Street Village, Inc ($25,000), and For Partners in Care ($18,000).