2011 Opportunity Grantees
Stroke Treatment Alliance of Rochester
(STAR) is a three-year, $800,000 initiative that includes the University of Rochester Medical Center, Unity Health System, Highland Hospital and Rochester General Hospital. The Alliance will work to increase the rate of acute interventions for stroke, practices for stroke prevention, and establish more cost-effective systems of care.
The Diabetes Prevention Program
(DPP), through the Center for Community Health within the University of Rochester Medical Center is a three-year project granted up to $471,596 to successfully implement and sustain the DPP lifestyle intervention in 11 primary care settings. The practices selected to participate are mainly urban settings where the number of people with diabetes or at risk of pre-diabetes is particularly high. The model has been successful in reducing the incidence of diabetes by more than 50% through loss of body weight and increased physical activity in controlled trials.
The Rochester General Hospital Foundation
received a two-year grant of up to $449,904 for Remote Simultaneous Medical Interpretation (RSMI). Using a bank of interpreters through RSMI, non-English speaking patients can use a headset for realtime interpreting with a physician or health provider. The system allows refugees speaking many languages to be served by medically trained interpreters, resulting in far fewer medical errors.
The Visiting Nurse Telemedicine Program
was awarded up to $562,159 to expand its program designed to monitor patient's vital signs and symptoms using in-home monitoring equipment. This two-year grant is a collaborative relationship between Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County, Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service, MVP Health Care and the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center. Patients who will benefit from in-home monitoring include people with heart disease, hypertension, diabetes or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Providing Accessible Sexuality Education & Outreach Services (PASEOS) of the Ibero-American Action League
, Inc., PRYD Youth Division was awarded up to $582,934 to implement a culturally relevant program to encourage youth to make healthy choices to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections and teen pregnancy in students in 7th - 12th grades. In addition to the Rochester City School District, Ibero/PRYD will work with the Metro Council for Teen Potential and the Children's Institute. The schools involved in the project are Franklin, Monroe, Edison, East and Jefferson.
The YMCA of Greater Rochester
received a grant of up to $500,000 for the Maplewood Y to make it the center of neighborhood activity with programs and services that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility and simplify its financial assistance program to be more culturally sensitive to ensure that programs are accessible to everyone in the northwest quadrant. The Y also will develop preventive and chronic disease-specific programming to meet the health needs of local residents.
2010 Opportunity Grantees
Anthony L. Jordan Health Center — was awarded up to $537,505 over a three-year period to implement a Patient Centered Medical Home model to provide comprehensive primary care to adults at risk for diabetes.
Anthony L. Jordan Dental Renovation — received a two-year award of up to $582,943 for renovation of its existing eight operatories and the addition of four new operatories to maximize the centers ability to meet the needs of patients.
Culver Medical Group — A University of Rochester Affiliated medicine/pediatrics practice, will use their grant of up to $457,792 over a two-year time period on a multidisciplinary, patient-centered quality improvement initiative to reduce unwarranted variation in the control of hypertension in older adults and minorities in Monroe County.
Eldersource — the lead agency, was awarded up to $600,000 for an evidence-based program to address depression in older adults in cooperation with Lifespan, Catholic Family Center, PeerPlace and University of Rochester's Geriatric Psychiatry Program.
Friends of the Public Market — a not-for-profit volunteer organization, received a grant for up to $100,000 to develop a business plan for the Electronics Benefits Transfer (EBT) Market Token Program.
Highland Family Medicine — was awarded up to $421,511 for a three-year program to identify and treat depression in low-income and minority patients at community health centers.
Rochester General Health System — was awarded up to $600,000 for a three-year program targeting patients with hypertension and high blood pressure who receive care at Rochester General Medical Associates.
St. John's Foundation — the only Eden registered nursing home in the Rochester area, will receive $40,000 to build 47 Green House Homes both in neighborhoods throughout the Greater Rochester area, and at the existing nursing home.
Unity Health System — was awarded up to $600,000 to fully implement the Patient Centered Medical Home model and apply the Chronic Care model to focus on patients with hypertension.
University of Rochester Medical Center — will use up to $160,969 to support the expansion of Community Education to promote Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention.