Success Stories.

Huron Foundation Grants Awarded in 2014-16

Health of Urban Community

Funding to Asia-International Community Health Center for clinical equipment to facilitate expansion of patient access for refugee population.

Funding to East Cleveland Neighborhood Center to support operating expenses for its Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools summer enrichment program focused on reading skills and social/cultural engagement.  The major goal of the evidence-based reading curriculum is to prevent summer reading loss for underserved children and youth in East Cleveland and surrounding communities. 54 scholars were enrolled with 96% program completion rate. Eighty-four percent of scholars in grade levels 1-4 maintained or gained in instructional reading level.

Funding to Joseph’s Home for support of housing and health care for the homeless which helped provide medical respite care for 43 men.  Of the 33 residents that were subsequently discharged, 85% of residents achieved medical stability including improvement in overall health, self-care abilities and medical condition knowledge.

Funding to Life Act to support its suicide prevention program – Recognizing Teen Depression and Preventing Suicide. This community-based education program was presented to High School students in east side communities, including East Cleveland, Cleveland, Euclid, Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights.

Funding to Public Tutoring Initiative to support free ACT tutoring for impoverished students in Cleveland communities.  The goal is to help students with limited resources and support, to access the course and assist with test preparation, including readiness, registration, encouragement and follow-through.

Health Education and Research

Funding to Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine to provide tuition support for minority medical student(s) from East Cleveland or Cleveland committed to practicing primary care in underserved Greater Cleveland community upon completion of medical/residency education.

Funding to Ohio State University Medical Center to support research study “Alcohol Abuse after Traumatic Brain Injury.” The goal of this study is to understand the relationship among traumatic brain injury, biological sex and alcohol abuse; and funds were used to maintain and advance this research initiative.  Data collected with the support of Huron Foundation provided preliminary evidence for researchers to incorporate in continuation funding applications for federal and foundation grants.

Funding to Cleveland Clinic Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Health Center to compare medication management and follow-up in patients with multiple chronic conditions to improve medication adherence.

Huron Foundation Grants Awarded in 2012-13

Health of Urban Community

Funding to Cleveland Clinic to support Annual Minority Men’s Health Fair which provided comprehensive free preventive health screening and health information services to 2000 underserved and disadvantaged men from Cleveland and East Cleveland.

Funding to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center to support start-up of Health Care Navigation program in urban community, designed to ensure effective care transition, connect patients with primary care providers and ensure successful outcomes. The program was subsequently supported by The Sisters of Charity Foundation for 2014-16.

General Operating Support to The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland for service and quality initiatives resulting in implementation of electronic health system and pilot program leading to Patient Centered Medical Home Certification (PCMH).

Funding to East Cleveland Neighborhood Center Freedom Schools for purchase of books for summer, 2013 session. Freedom School is a summer reading enrichment program for underserved children and adolescents in East Cleveland and surrounding communities. Over 70 children participated and received 6-30 books (depending on number read) for personal library.

Health Education

Funding to Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine to provide tuition support for minority medical student(s) from East Cleveland or Cleveland committed to practicing primary care in underserved Greater Cleveland community upon completion of medical/residency education.

Funding to Race in Her Heels, a non-profit organization to committed to prevention of sexual assault/violence. Funds will be used to support national “Mentors in Violence Prevention Training” program to local colleges and high schools with focus on by-stander intervention skills.

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