HEALTH GRANTS: Alliance Announces Quarter’s Awards
The Alliance Healthcare Foundation has announced $1.9 million in grants this quarter for projects aimed at improving access to care for immigrants, mothers and the poor in San Diego County, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports (Duerksen, 3/6).
- San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health: A two-year, $507,000 grant will help reinstate the shuttered Division of Maternal and Child Health, providing for staff hires and curriculum development while the department works toward securing state and federal grants.
- San Diego Urban League: A $262,000 grant will help educate African immigrants and local doctors about the problems of female circumcision and to help victims obtain care.
- Legal Aid Society of San Diego: A $100,000, six-month grant will establish the Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy, which will help residents in publicly funded medical programs obtain care.
- A one-year, $50,000 grant will allow the Maternal Outreach Management System Resource Center to evaluate its Madrina Program, which trains volunteers to help Latina mothers through difficult pregnancies.
- McAlister Institute Treatment and Education Inc.: A one-year, $147,000 grant will provide prenatal care for mothers recovering from substance abuse.
- Genesis Inc.: A two-year, $140,000 grant will provide mental health treatment for women in substance abuse recovery programs.
- The Union of Pan Asian Communities has received a one- year, $116,000 grant to provide school-based mental health services for immigrant students (Alliance release, 3/2).