Support for (1) the hiring of a new Executive Director to focus on organizational sustainability, and (2) increased efforts to impact public policy that affects homeless women in Massachusetts.
The Rx Foundation has funded efforts to improve the health care system in the United States since 2002. To date, the foundation has awarded over $20M in grants to hospitals, nonprofits, community organizations, and researchers working to solve persistent problems impeding the delivery of safe, high quality, health care to all citizens.
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Support for a statewide representative survey of the general Kentucky population to assess awareness, understanding, and beliefs about the Kentucky HEALTH Medicaid waiver program. This grant is co-funded with The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation.
First installment of support for a feasibility pilot of rural and ultra-rural home hospital in Utah, with a goal of advancing the development and use of new care models in communities that face geographic barriers to accessing acute care.
Support to build support among a broad range of organizations and coalitions to raise awareness of the Medicare Part D statutory barrier that limits access to PACE for Medicare-only beneficiaries, and to work with stakeholders and key decision-makers toward a system-wide regulatory solution.
Second installment of funding for a five-year project to develop and test tools and resources for the families of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, as well as risk stratification tools to identify adults who are at greatest risk of institutional placement. Aims include improved and more practical assistance for a population of families who have largely been underserved. Co-funded with The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation as part of their Greater Value Portfolio.
Second installment of funding to develop the methodology to examine the contribution of nursing to care delivery outcomes, and to explore how some nurses achieve consistently lower C-section rates.
Planning Grant to Design an End to End Supportive Housing System
A grant to lay the groundwork for a sustainable funding model that provides medical coordination and end-to-end services, targeting high cost, high need patients experiencing homelessness. Includes engagement with key stakeholders in the health system, the City of Boston, state government, and social service agencies to make progress on care for medically vulnerable homeless individuals.
A grant to support the next phase of organizational development for the new National Association of Community Health Workers, including developing the agenda for programmatic and policy efforts.
A grant to support a cohort of non-profit organizations in Tennessee in developing long-term communications capacity and strategies to leverage opportunities for improving the health and well-being of Tennesseans.
Second installment of a two-year grant in support of work to address the poor housing conditions in North Hartford that contribute to extreme health disparities in these neighborhoods, to include developing a scalable process for stabilizing housing, and creating a land trust for preserving affordable housing. Second year expands efforts to achieve zero inflows into homelessness from the neighborhood.