2013 Elder Health Funding
The Network continues our Elder Health support by extending a second year of funding to North Shore Elder Services and by funding HAWC for program and services that prevent domestic abuse among the elderly. Each organization received a $25,000 grant.
September 1, 2012
Grant Award Announcements: Elder Health Initiative
It is our pleasure to announce that the Board of Trustees of the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) has approved a $50,000 grant to the Greater Lynn Senior Services from the North Shore Community Health Network, a donor advised fund at ECCF. This grant is for the SAFE PASSAGES Consumer Activation Program. The grant period is September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2014.
Safe Passages Consumer Activation Grant (SPCAP): A community-based project designed to strengthen consumer activation for effectiveheath self-management. Working with the Aging and Disability Resource Consortium, the grant seeks to initiate a corps of 20 volunteer Community Livability Coaches embedded in 10 regional “pulse points” where hospital readmission rates are high for elders with chronic. Coaches will be trained, provide home visits, and care navigation. Seniors will use a “passport” for health and physicians will “prescribe” preventive care and community support services. SPCAP will serve 250 elders and adults with disabilities in 15 north shore cities and towns.
The Board of Trustees of the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) has also approved a $25,000 grant to North Shore Elder Services from the North Shore Community Health Network, a donor advised fund at ECCF. This grant is the Elder Health Initiative: North Shore REACT. The grant period is September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013.
North Shore REACT Collaborative-The North Shore Elder Assistance Coordinating Team seeks to improve the collaborative efforts of first responders, community agencies, and health systems to create a process by which first responders collect statistical data on isolated, self-neglected or ill elders who are not likely to be seen in a traditional care setting. Ultimately, these at risk individuals will benefit from improved coordinated services and timely medical care.
Congratulations to both agencies for receiving these grants.
Funding Opportunity for Elder Health
See our Grants Page for an application for two new grant opportunities released April 1, 2012!
Emerging North Shore Health Priority
To better understand health and funding priorities in the North Shore Area, the NSCHN conducted interviews with nine agencies about the primary, preventive health needs of elders on the North Shore Area. This fall, we will continue our needs assessment by hosting a Network Meeting dialogue with all constituents, around elder health, low income populations, and public housing residents. In addition, we will host a panel of “experts” on elder services to drill down a focus on elder health and areas we may impact through future funding initiatives.
To view the summary of stakeholder interviews, download the document from the link below.
To view the summary of our October CHNA Forum on Elder Health with over 60 organizations attending, click the following links: