The first grant recipient, the Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health, received $49,065 to support its Oral Health Initiative, which provides training to teachers and administrators on student oral health concerns, conducts universal screening days and builds referral networks with dental providers in the community.
The second grant recipient, the Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers, was awarded $49,065 for its Care Coordination Program, which aims to reduce the number of patients readmitted to the hospital and to improve patients’ knowledge of their disease.
The final grant recipient, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, was provided with $49,065 for its 10th Decile Project, which exists to improve the health and housing stability of chronically homeless, frequent users.
“Partnering with organizations that strive to meet the health needs of underserved populations supports our mission to provide compassionate, quality care”, says Dr. Margaret R. Peterson, CHMC President. “Through our Community Health Grant Program, we are able to work collaboratively and improve the well-being of the communities we serve.”
Since 1991, the Community Grants Program at Dignity Health has awarded over $70 million to 3,382 community-based health improvement projects. For more information, please visit dignityhealth.org/about-us/community-health/grant-programs.
About Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center
Founded in 1887, Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center is a 318-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in downtown Los Angeles. The hospital offers a full complement of services including a Level II trauma center, the Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health, obstetrics and pediatric services, and comprehensive cardiac and surgical services. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.