Dignity Health Announces 2024 Community Health Improvement Grants
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LAS VEGAS, January 4, 2024 – Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, Nevada’s only faith-based, nonprofit hospital system, recently announced it is awarding more than $370,000 in Community Health Improvement Grants to eight southern Nevada non-profit collaborations. The total amount of the 2024 grant program was $372,024.
The Dignity Health Community Grants Program continues a more-than-30-year tradition, awarding funding to local programs and organizations addressing some of the greatest health needs in our community, emphasizing prevention, engaging diverse community stakeholders, and building upon existing services in the community.
“The Community Grants Program is one way Dignity Health puts our mission and values into practice in our community,” said Sister Katie McGrail, O.P., Chair of the Community Grants Committee. “We are able to work collaboratively with community partners who share our goal of serving the vulnerable and underserved. We are grateful for all the applications we received and congratulate this year’s grant recipients.”
Across Dignity Health nationally, the Community Health Improvement Grants program has awarded more than $90 million to nearly 4,000 health improvement projects since 1991. Grants are funded by contributions from member hospitals and are used to deliver services, strengthen service systems, and improve the health and well-being of vulnerable and underserved populations.
Sister Katie added, “We are fortunate to have so many committed groups in southern Nevada working with us to address important issues, like access to care and the needs of our vulnerable seniors. ”
Organizations selected to receive 2024 Dignity Health Community Grants include:
Organization: Research, Education and Access for Community Health
Grant Award: $100,000
Project: R.E.A.C.H.- ACCESS TO CARE
R.E.A.C.H. is establishing a Community Health Center (RCHC) in zip code 89101 to address the need for access to affordable, quality, and cost-effective primary health care and supportive services to improve the health of the underserved community and vulnerable populations. The RCHC will provide clinical services (primary care, behavioral health services, etc.) and will serve an anticipated 10,000 new clients through 25,000 annual encounters and community outreach activities by December 31, 2024.
Organization: Jewish Family Service Agency
Grant Award: $88,000
This grant will allow JFSA to provide at least 8,700 rides to individuals to increase health and community resource access, addressing the need for reliable, safe transportation for medical-related appointments, wellness classes, social services, and nutritional support services. This will be accomplished by blending various types of transportation, offering clients choices to meet their specific needs and circumstances, including Taxi Vouchers, On-Demand Transportation (Uber/Lyft) and Paratransit.
Organization: Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
Grant Award: $50,000
Project: Help, Hope, and Housing
This project will address the need for access to healthcare for the low-income residents of CCSN’s St. Vincent Apartments. CCSN’s Residential Services Case Manager provides individualized support for residents and connects them with healthcare and community services. This project will improve access to care for up to 70 St. Vincent residents annually by providing on-site access to medical and behavioral health services that aid in improving and maintaining their health and well-being.
Organization: Brooke's Good Deeds
Grant Award: $38,400
Project: Pantry Services Plus
Services will be provided to current 750 participants, as well as up to 500 additional new participants, to address Chronic Disease offering CST, TRY and Respite Senior Day Program opportunities weekly. Health/Nutrition and Grief Groups will be provided bi-monthly. Golden Grocery participants (over age 60) will receive a monthly food delivery, either onsite or delivered to their home for those who may be homebound or have limited mobility.
Organization: Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy
Grant Award: $30,000
Project: Medicare Call Center Project
According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services more than 500,000 senior and disabled patients qualify for Medicare in the state of Nevada. Through Dignity Health’s Community Grants Program, Roseman University will offer services at its on-campus Roseman Medicare Call Center to assist 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries in navigating Medicare.gov. This program also helps qualifying patients on fixed incomes identify programs to help cover healthcare costs ultimately improving access to healthcare.
Organization: Living Grace Homes
Grant Award: $23,071
Project: Safe & Sound Campaign
Pregnant women over age 24 are not presently well-served as they are not considered a "family" until they have their baby. This project will provide housing and wraparound services for an extended population. The project focuses on providing housing, education and medical care for women from backgrounds of trafficking, domestic abuse, and trauma.
Organization: CARE Chest
Grant Award: $22,553
Project: CARE Chest 2024
CARE Chest's programming addresses the lack of access to medical resources by providing free Durable Medical Equipment, Medical Supplies, Diabetic Testing Supplies, and other vital resources to low-income Nevadans living at or below the 138% federal poverty level.
Organization: Nevada Future of Nursing FON Action Coalition
Grant Award: $20,000
Project: Nayon Nevada: Filipino-American Patient-Centered Outcomes
The NAYON project (Filipino for "village") will provide chronic disease education and prevention among Filipino-Americans (FAs) in Southern Nevada by training and certifying 20 FA nurses and primary care providers in Chronic Disease Self-Management. They, in turn, may reach 160 patients with evidence-based education, connecting them to needed much-needed resources. Increases in self-management will be measured by patient surveys and documented in videos capturing outcomes to inspire further participation and success.
Additional information on the Community Grants Program is available on the Dignity Health website.
About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican:
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican recently celebrated 75 years in southern Nevada, marking the anniversary of the arrival of the seven Adrian Dominican Sisters who founded Rose de Lima Hospital on June 27, 1947. As Nevada’s only not-for-profit, faith-based health system, St. Rose Dominican is still guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in all its endeavors. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the St. Rose Dominican health system and its nearly 4,000 employees continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. Dignity Health currently operates three acute care hospitals in southern Nevada and is a member of the multi-state Dignity Health network of nearly 10,000 physicians, 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, and primary care clinics. For more information, visit our website at www.strosehospitals.org.