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Community Grant Supporters

 

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$1,256,355 Grant for Support for Moms and Babies

Community Grant SupporterThe Welcome Baby Program continues to be offered at no cost to women who deliver their baby at Northridge Hospital. The program is funded by First 5 LA who provided a $1,256,355 to help moms with caring for their newborn and supporting healthy development. During the hospital visit, new moms receive assistance with breastfeeding and information about bonding and attachment, taking care of her baby, and resources her family may need as she transitions into motherhood. A home visit from a Registered Nurse is provided to assess both the mother and baby, provide postpartum recovery education, and breastfeeding assistance, if needed. One-on-one appointments with a personal Parent Coach continue until the baby is nine months old. Baby-and mom-friendly items such as thermometers, nursing pillows, toys and baby-proofing supplies for the home are provided.

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$375,000 Grant for Helping Victims of Elder Abuse

Community Grant SupporterThe Center for Healthier Communities is in its second year of implementing the Local Elder Abuse Prevention Program (LEAP) grant. A three year grant totaling $375,000 was provided through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime. The grant helps vulnerable older adults who are victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and provide awareness and educational outreach to professionals and community residents. Victims are linked with services appropriate to their specific needs. A multidisciplinary team comprised of several organizations in the community provides services including the Center for Assault Treatment Services (C·A·T·S), Valley Care Community Consortium, the Alzheimer’s Association, ONEgeneration, and at least one member each from the neuropsychology, law enforcement, and forensic accountancy professions.

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$304,000 Grant for COVID Outreach and Education

Community Grant SupporterCommunities of color and low-income areas continue to be disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19, including experiencing higher rates of positive cases and deaths. To help reach vulnerable communities in the San Fernando Valley, Northridge Hospital Foundation received a $304,000 Community Equity Fund grant for COVID-19 for outreach and education. The Community Equity Fund is a joint effort by the L.A. County Department of Health Services and the L.A. County Department of Public Health in partnership with Community Partners. Staff from the Center for Healthier Communities are doing virtual and in-person education on best practices for staying safe, addressing fears and misinformation, providing information on testing locations, obtaining PPE supplies, and accessing community resources.

 

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$1,000,000 Grant for COVID Vaccinate Los Angeles

Community Grant SupporterNorthridge Hospital Foundation received a $1 million grant from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to educate and assist individuals in accessing and receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. Our target population is Latinx from underserved areas in the San Fernando Valley, with a strong focus on those who are housing unstable, living in poverty, and dealing with food insecurity. The Center for Healthier Communities is partnering with several organizations: ONEgeneration, North Valley Caring Services, San Fernando Community Health Center, Valley Care Community Consortium, Meet Each Need with Dignity, Goodwill, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on this grant. Through our partnerships, we will be able to bring COVID-19 education and pop-up vaccine clinics (both walk-in and drive-thru) to where our target population frequently visits.

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$100,000 Grant for Behavioral Health Pilot Project

Community Grant SupporterThe Department of Health Care Services has awarded the Foundation a $100,000 grant for a Behavioral Health Pilot Project. The grant supports two part-time Social Workers that will improve services for patients that come into the emergency department with substance use and/or mental health disorders. The Social Workers will perform a psychosocial assessment and collaborate with ED physicians to determine if the patient needs outpatient or inpatient placement after discharge. Patients will receive assistance on finding treatment facilities based on their insurance, and help with community resources including shelters for the homeless, financial assistance, job training services, food banks, etc.

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$31,277 Grant for Maternal Health

Community Grant SupporterThe Foundation received a $31,277 grant which will go toward our Welcome Baby program for telehealth needs. Due to COVID-19, staff are providing education via zoom versus in-person visits. Many underserved families of color don’t have computers and are only able to participate via phone calls. Education on breastfeeding, mother-infant attachment, postpartum depression/anxiety screenings, and developmental milestones are very difficult to provide on the phone since staff are unable to use visual aids (share screen, videos, books,) and visual cues. The grant will fund 50 I-pads to lend to participants.

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$283,342 Grant Renewed for Prevention Forward Program

Community Grant SupporterThe California Department of Public Health has renewed their grant for an additional three years for a program called “Prevention Forward.” The program is open to patients that have been in the hospital and residents in the community who have prediabetes, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Participants are offered a series of diabetes and cardiovascular education classes, meetings with physician specialists, medication review with a pharmacist, referrals to nationally recognized lifestyle change programs, grocery store tours, and food preparation workshops. A team of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Community Health Worker, and Project Coordinator will provide oversight to support patient success.

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$150,000 Grant for Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Program

Community Grant SupporterCalifornia Office of Emergency Services (Cal-OES) has awarded $150,000 to the Center for Healthier Communities (CHC) for a Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Program which focuses on the Hispanic community. CHC staff will provide sexual assault prevention classes for youth, domestic violence and assault prevention workshops for parents, and support groups for parents and the community. We will partner with Title 1 low-income schools and Parent Centers and use three evidenced based programs called Safe Dates, Bringing in the Bystanders, and Beyond Trauma.

 

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Department of Justice Awards The Center for Healthier Communities $718,000

Community Grant SupporterNorthridge Hospital Foundation has been awarded $718,000 through the Department of Justice’s STOP School Violence Program to create the L.A. School Empowerment Program (LASEP).

LASEP’s goal is to reduce all forms of youth violence (i.e. bullying, suicide, dating violence) in partnership with schools, through comprehensive and culturally informed programs. We will be partnering with San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center and LAUSD’s Northwest Region to train educators to use evidence-informed violence prevention curriculums while providing counseling to youth who are at risk for violence and empowering parents to prevent violence through workshops.

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In & Out Burger Foundation donates $20,000 for the Center for Assault Treatment Services (C∙A∙T∙S)

Community Grant SupporterIn & Out Burger Foundation’s donation will allow the Center for Assault Treatment Services (C∙A∙T∙S) to focus on three overarching functions of the program. First, the prevention of child abuse and dating violence through direct education to the youth; second, assist with combating child abuse through community outreach and teaching mandated reporters and community members how to identify abuse. Short and long-term effects of abuse and how to report child abuse is crucial to understand. Third, continue providing the highest quality forensic interviews and medical examinations to treat victims between the ages of 1 through 17 that have been victims of sexual abuse/assault, child maltreatment, and living in homes with domestic violence.