Grants 2006-2007

In fiscal year 2006–2007, MZHF distributed grants totaling approximately $2,164,000. Of this total, approximately $995,000 came from advised funds, $448,000 from unrestricted funds, $434,000 from patient care funds, $199,000 from research funds, and $88,000 from education funds. The following grants listing summary includes awards approved by the Directors of Mount Zion Health Fund during fiscal year 2006–2007 from Board discretionary funds.

A Home Within
Provide therapeutic mental and emotional health services to teen mothers and their infants who are in supervised foster care visitation.
$50,000 (over two years)

Conard House
Support staff and client training toward a supported self-management model to work with individuals with mental illness and co-occurring chronic medical conditions.
$90,000 (over three years)

Glide Foundation
Develop and implement integrated substance abuse services in a primary care health clinic serving homeless and indigent clients.
$100,000 (over two years)

Institute on Aging
For the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center’s programs providing Jewish spiritual support.

Provide in-home psychiatric services to clients who are homebound due to mental and/or physical health conditions, and training for staff and professionals working with this population.
$225,000 (over three years)

Jewish Home
Second year of funding for pharmacy modernization project.

Margie Cherry Complementary Breast Health Center
Provide breast cancer treatment education and symptom management skills to low-income African American women through pilot testing and standardizing the Total Arm Care Intervention program.

Operation Access
Provide low-income, uninsured adults with donated outpatient surgeries and procedures.

San Francisco Immunization Coalition
Improve immunization tracking and delivery for low-income children and families in San Francisco by integrating the Bay Area Regional Registry into key SF pediatric practices and all birthing hospitals.

San Francisco Suicide Prevention
Support for the Youth Risk Reduction Program, a mental health outreach and support program for San Francisco youth.

Women’s Community Clinic
Western Addition Health Training (WAHT) program, a health education training program for young African American women in the Western Addition neighborhood.

UCSF Mount Zion Awards
UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health for Mount Zion Women’s Health Research Fund Pilot Programs.
$1,000,000 (over ten years)

UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine – research and development of a prediction tool for identifying primary care patients with acute low back pain at increased risk of developing chronic pain.
$100,000 (over two years)

Nursing Faculty Practice at Progress Foundation to provide care at 11 community mental health residential programs in San Francisco.

Pediatric Heart Center for purchase of cutting edge diagnostic equipment and associated supplies for the Fetal Cardiology Program.

Division of Neonatology for purchase of two cerebral function monitors to initiate a neuro-intensive care unit.

Art For Recovery Program – Firefly Project, a collaborative program which builds relationships between seriously ill patients, healthy teens and medical students through an exchange of letters/artwork culminating in a public reading; and Portable Artist Workbook for patient bedside use.

UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine – Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting Program.

Male Infertility and the Risk of Cancer pilot research study.

Cancer Resource Center Programs for classes and lectures, family retreat, staff retreat, volunteer training and recognition, and educational outreach.

Asian Heart and Vascular Center to conduct health screenings and educational outreach to San Francisco’s Chinese community.

Early Stage Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Symposium focused on active surveillance management and research.

Palliative Care Program to refine its fellowship program and apply for accreditation from the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education. (in memory of Dr. Robert T. Mendle)

Shaken Baby Syndrome Project to implement a collaborative, San Francisco-wide prevention health education effort targeting new mothers/partners/families.

UCSF Global Health Sciences Clinical Scholars postgraduate immersion training experience for health professionals focused on global health.

Pediatric Primary Care Residency Program for community-based collaborative projects to improve local childhood fitness and nutrition.

Department of Radiology for a breast biopsy device to serve both clinical and clinical research patients.

Operating Room Staff Continuing Education

Twins or More Education Project to present culturally sensitive cutting-edge multiple pregnancies educational workshops.

Birth Center Tour Video to increase access to information for individuals unable to attend a tour of the center.

Breastfeeding Needs Assessment to identify gaps in education and support services and better meet breastfeeding patients’ needs.

Respiratory Care Services educational travel for staff training.

UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health for the 6th Annual Young Women’s Health Conference.

Prepare for Surgery Class partial instructor salary support.

Patient Care Fund for Women’s Health Resource Center to assist low-income women and families with health education services, supplies and emergency needs.

Baby Care Class and Resource Library Materials to update and replenish educational resources.