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2012 Grants

Association of Community Services: $9,989 to provide training workshops and coaching sessions for 10-12 organizations on the use of a “Results Based Accountability” model.

Chase Brexton Health Services: $19,425 to pilot a video interpretation service and determine whether this technology could improve health care access and reduce institutional health care costs for residents with limited English proficiency; $40,000 to support the Access to Care program, in partnership with Howard County General Hospital, which helped individuals who were uninsured or underinsured and using emergency rooms to connect to quality health care.

Columbia Association: $40,000 to support the “Let’s Get S.A.S.S.Y.” (Successful, Active, Smart, Strong Youth) after-school program at 20 sites and provide opportunities for children to learn about health and nutrition and engage in physical activities.

Columbia Triathlon Association: $35,000 to expand the Learn2Tri program – giving students the ability to experience swimming, biking and running—from six to 14 schools.

Domestic Violence Center of Howard County: $4,400 to provide new marketing tools and to support rebranding efforts that will spur greater awareness about the center’s resources for those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.

Evergreen Health Cooperative: $9,500 to support the development of a new nonprofit consumer operated and oriented health insurance plan.

Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland: $32,500 to provide case management focused on early intervention and risk focused prevention to children and families at Bollman Bridge Elementary School through a school-based counseling program.

Foreign-born Informational and Referral Network (FIRN) Inc.: $87,266 to develop a pilot for a Community Health Worker/Promotor program in the county so that trusted community members could facilitate access to health and social services.

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center: $1,800 to support an onsite social worker at the Elkridge Food Pantry to connect individuals and families with community resources; $9,999 in partnership with the Department of Citizen Services for the center to conduct an organizational assessment; $8,000 for the Pharmacy Assistance Program at the Route 1 Day Resource Center to pay for medications prescribed by the volunteer physicians.

HC DrugFree: $25,000 to support programs and resources to help prevent drug and alcohol use among youth.

Healthy Howard Inc.: $12,785 to pilot a video interpretation service and determined whether the technology could improve health care access and reduce institutional health care costs for residents with limited English proficiency; $40,000 to support preparation for full implementation of health care reform, including becoming a state Connector Entity, increasing capacity to serve limited English-proficient clients, developing a communications plan and engaging in outreach activities; $60,000 to facilitate prenatal care for undocumented Latina women in Howard County through a group model of providing medical care, provided in conjunction with Baltimore Healthy Start.

Howard County Department of Citizen Services: $50,000 to support the North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center, which joins resources from multiple agencies to provide one-stop human services for people in North Laurel and Savage.

Howard County General Hospital: $121,368 for a two-year grant to pilot a video interpretation service and determine whether this technology could improve health care access and reduce institutional health care costs for residents with limited English proficiency.

Howard County Health Department: $85,734 to implement a two-year program that educates pediatricians and family physicians about obesity counseling and treatment to youth and families.

Howard County Public School System: $125,000 to upgrade the school system’s Fitnessgram data collection and reporting system at 74 schools.

Maryland Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics Foundation: $3,000 to support planning and presenting programs in Howard County on the links between media use and childhood obesity.

National Women’s Health Network and the Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health: $5,000 to provide training for Howard County nonprofits serving low- and middle-income residents about the new benefits of health care reform, including enrollment through the state health insurance marketplace.

NeighborRide: $15,000 to expand volunteer recruitment, retention and appreciation to meet increasing demand for a service that provides subsidized transportation for low-income seniors.

People Acting Together in Howard: $45,000 to collaborate with faith communities, local government and businesses to promote organizational policies and public policies aimed at expanding healthy drink options.