Academic journal article Health Care Financing Review

New York Receives $1.5 Million in Health Care Grants. (Awards)

Academic journal article Health Care Financing Review

New York Receives $1.5 Million in Health Care Grants. (Awards)

Article excerpt

The United Hospital Fund recently announced 34 grants, totaling $1.5 million, to support innovative programs to improve health care services in New York City. The grants include support for three Community Palliative Care Networks to meet the complex needs of individuals with progressive, life-threatening illnesses. Two other grants, awarded through the Fund's Special Recovery Initiative, will support post-September 11 health projects. The grants are part of more than $6 million distributed annually by the Fund to support promising new ideas and projects to improve health care for all New Yorkers.

Grants totaling $400,000 will provide a third year of support to strengthen and sustain three innovative Community Palliative Care Networks that provide services for New Yorkers with progressive, life-threatening illnesses. The networks--partnerships of hospitals, hospices, LTC facilities, home care agencies, and a variety of community organizations--provide coordinated medical, social service, spiritual, and psychological support. The existing networks--located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Harlem--were developed with $2. …

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