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We’re pleased to announce that 50 organizations will receive funding through our 2019 Community Health Impact program! The funded projects align both with our mission of improving health and wellness of Michigan residents, as well as with one of our eight focus areas. The awards range from $15,000 to $100,000, for a total of over $4 million in new investments.

“These projects are diverse in geography, target population, focus area, and scope,” said Health Fund program officer Megan Murphy. “They are connected through their potential for lasting positive health impacts and ability to address localized health needs.”

The projects are top tier in their innovative approaches to Michigan’s most pressing health challenges. For example, Great Lakes Recovery Center in Marquette will be using their $41,357 to provide support for pregnant women and new mothers of drug-exposed infants. GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit will receive $30,000 to provide fitness training to adults and teens with Down syndrome. And a new approach for homeless shelters: the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County will be introducing a nationally recognized recuperative care program for homeless older adults discharging from hospitals, with a $100,000 grant.

Each selected project covers one of eight focus areas: infant mortality, health services for foster and adopted children, wellness and fitness programs, access to healthy food, behavioral health services, technology enhancements, health-related transportation services, and foodborne illness prevention.


2019 Community Health Impact Grants

Access of West Michigan
Healthy Food Retail Markets | $100,000

Area Agency on Aging 1-B
Caring for the Caregiver 2.0: Assessing How Well Communities Support Caregivers | $95,690

Ascension Genesys Foundation (AGF)
Diabetes Resources for Education and Motivation (DREAM) | $100,000

Ascension St. John Foundation
Mother Nurture Lactation College Sustainability Project | $54,200

Battle Creek Family YMCA
Passport to Wellness | $75,000

Big Green
Learning Garden Expansion to Detroit Public School District | $100,000

Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association
Stakeholder-Driven High-Tech Innovation | $100,000

Bridging Communities, Inc.
Senior Meal Delivery | $53,000

Brilliant Detroit
Health Platform | $100,000

Calvin College
Intervention to Address Social Skills Among Internationally Adopted Children | $ 50,970

CATCH Global Foundation
Lansing CATCH Coordinated School Health Initiative | $72,800

Chaldean Community Foundation
Caregiver and Client Health, Wellness, and Aging Training and Outreach | $99,964

Children’s Healing Center
Integrating Trauma Informed Care with Good. Clean. Fun | $70,750

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Wayne County Expansion and Implementation of English/Spanish FitKids360 | $94,650

Common Ground
Children’s In-Home Stabilizer | $84,000

Community Action House
Improving Healthy Food Access | $100,000

Delta-Schoolcraft ISD
Building Behavioral Supports Through Leadership Development and Community Collaborations | $100,000

District Health Department #10
Healthy Students, Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities | $100,000

Eastern Michigan University
EMU Geropsychology – Detecting and Managing High-Conflict Care Situations | $99,041

GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit
GiGiFit | $30,000

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
CenteringPregnancy with Healthy Food | $100,000

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Improving Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Ridership in Grand Traverse and Benzie Counties | $50,000

Greater Flint Health Coalition
Community Health Hub Project | $100,000

Greater Midland
Long-term Sustainability for Community Impact | $100,000

Great Lakes Recovery Centers, Inc.
New Hope Maternity House Planning Grant | $41,517

Henry Ford Health System
Integrating Behavioral Health Sustainability Modeling | $99,999

Hope Hospitality & Warming Center, Inc
Complex Care Coordinator | $100,000

Humans First Detroit
Project Cohere | $100,000

Hurley Medical Center
Food FARMacy – Addressing Barriers to Achieving Food Security in Genesee County | $78,538

Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
The WISE Program: Enhanced Service Delivery through Technology Improvements and Universal Assessment | $100,000

Keep Growing Detroit
Garden at the End of Regie’s Rainbow Project | $34,617

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
Debweyendan Indigenous Gardens | $100,000

Livingston County Catholic Charities
Creating a Caregiver Corps in Livingston | $100,000

Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, Inc.
Support Groups for Children & Teens with Health Challenges | $15,000

Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement
Planning for Community Health Information Exchange | $93,500

Michigan Health Improvement Alliance
Catalytic Support for Resilience-Building Communities in the Great Lakes Bay Region (Building Resilience) | $96,866

Michigan State University
Enhancing the Quality of Life Among Elders Facing Cognitive Decline | $100,000

Midland County Cancer Society, INC.
Better Odds for Survival | $100,000

Oakland University
PAL Prescription for Healthy Families | $100,000

Pediatric Foundation of Michigan
Michigan Residency Program ACEs Screening Learning Collaborative | $98,250

Region 7 Area Agency on Aging
Primary Health Care & Rx @ Home | $100,000

Shelter Association of Washtenaw County
Shelter Association Medical Recuperative Care Program | $100,000

Superior Health Foundation
Medical Transportation in the U.P. | $50,000

The Regents of the University of Michigan
Training Community Health Workers and Peer Support Specialists to Promote Oral Health: The Family Oral Health Project | $89,562

UPCAP Services, Inc.
Benjamin Rose Institute (BRI) Care Coaching Program | $100,000

Washtenaw Area Council for Children
Cyber Safety and Resiliency Program | $15,000

Washtenaw County Health Department
HealthyOne | $100,000

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
A Community Solution to Trauma: Improving children’s behavioral health access & outcomes at Wayne Metro | $50,000

Wayne State University
Youth Advancing Community Health (YACH) | $100,000

West Michigan Partnership for Children
Kent Coalition for Family Resilience | $100,000

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