SAN DIEGO COUNTY: Alliance Awards $700K in Wellness Grants
The Alliance Healthcare Foundation, a private, non-profit organization "devoted to increasing access to healthcare for the underserved and uninsured," has awarded grants totaling $707,141 to eight San Diego County health care organizations, as well as to one program outside the county. The grants are as follows:
- The Center for Social Services, Inc. received $40,582 to implement its Lesbian Health Project, a program aimed at reducing barriers to care and increasing awareness of health issues among lesbians, as well as debunking healthcare providers' misconceptions about the lesbian community.
- The Lemon Grove Project received $40,000 to fund a director's salary as the organization -- a network of community-based health agencies in Lemon Grove -- launches a strategic planning and vision-shaping process.
- Palomar Family Counseling Services received $124,000 for its Youth Redirect program, which provides outreach, assessment and treatment services to youth exhibiting violent and antisocial behavior in 37 sites in North San Diego County.
- Project Concern International received $171,833 for the capacity-building phase of prevention and early intervention services for those already infected with or at-risk for HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis, as well as coordinating its substance abuse prevention and treatment programs.
- San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency with Children's Hospital received $76,094 to further their "report card" initiative on child and family health and well-being across the county.
- The United Cerebral Palsy Association of San Diego County received $50,000 to increase the capacity of its Assistive Technology Center, which improves the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
- The Wellness Community/San Diego received $72,500 to expand its cancer education and support program, which offers free psychosocial support to cancer patients coping with recovery, to a site in National City, where services will target minorities.
- Coast Exchange/Santa Cruz AIDS Project received $81,032 to expand its harm reduction outreach, wellness program and communication education efforts (Alliance Healthcare Foundation release, 5/21).