Grants 2009-2010

In fiscal year 2009-2010, MZHF awarded grants totaling approximately $2,624,000. Of this total, approximately $605,000 was allocated from research funds, $343,000 was allocated from unrestricted funds, $328,000 was allocated from patient care funds, $59,000 was allocated from education funds, and $1,289,000 was allocated from advised funds. The following grants listing summary includes a selection of awards approved by the Directors of Mount Zion Health Fund during fiscal year 2009-10 from Board discretionary funds.

Access Institute for Psychological Services
In-school mental health services for low-income elementary school children and families.

American Jewish World Service
For Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund.

Circulo de Vida
Women’s Support and Educational Program for low-income Latinas with cancer.

Saturday Art with Elders at Laguna Honda Hospital.

Family Caregive Alliance
One-on-one counseling services for caregivers.

Huckleberry Youth Program
Health-related services for high-needs youth in San Francsico.

Institute on Aging
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center’s spiritual care services for Jewish elders.

Jewish Home & Senior Living Foundation
Rehabilitation center renovation project.

Jewish Vocational Service
Community Outreach Internship Program, a partnership with UCSF to train and place low-income individuals in health-related jobs.

Larkin Street Youth Services
Emergency services for health-related services.

Operation Access
Outpatient surgical care for low-income adults in San Francisco.

Planned Parenthood Golden Gate
Health education for low-income teens in San Francisco.

San Francisco State University
Dental Re-Application Program.

San Francisco Suicide Prevention
Youth Risk Reduction and Education Program.

Pathways to Health program providing direct health services to low-income seniors in San Francisco.

3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic
Youth Outreach Squad to provide peer-based STI outreach and prevention education.

Zen Hospice Project
Volunteer Caregiver Program at Laguna Honda Hospital hospice ward.

UCSF Mount Zion Awards

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Mount Zion Heath Fund Scholars Program for recruitment of promising clinical/translational investigators
$400,000 (over two years)

Clinical Investigator Research Program for pilot research studies

Art for Recovery core program and Firefly Project

Moving Towards Personalized Medicine in Uterine Cancer

XPert: X-ray Plus Electron Radiotherapy pilot study to improve care for radiation oncology patients

Cancer Exercise Consultation Program

Spotlight on Cancer Survivorship – a community partnership to increase survival and quality of life for cancer survivors

Cancer Patient Learning Project

Psycho-oncology quarterly speaker series for clinical staff

UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Pilot research – “Pilot Test of a Positive Intervention for Woman with Stage IV Breast Cancer”

Integrative Medicine Care Services for Cancer Patients

Community Care Fund to subsidize treatment for low-income patients.

Pilot research – “Treating Depression with Yoga: A Pilot Study with Adults and Adolescents”

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Patients

Therapeutic Laughter Program outpatient and inpatient classes

Prepare for Surgery Program for patients and caregivers

Lunchtime Revitalization Program for patients and staff

UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
Young Women’s Health Leadership Summit

Gynecologic Oncology Cancer Risk Clinic

UCSF Mount Zion – other grants
Caring from Clinic to Home: The SMS Bridge Program

Parkinson Disease Outreach Program to underserved populations in San Francisco

Universal HIV Screening Pilot in Mount Zion Medical Wards

San Francisco Hepatitis B Collaborative

Mount Zion Friend to Friend Program providing supportive services to low-income women with cancer

Improving Surgical Skills Training Through Simulation of the Operative Experience

UCSF Global Health Sciences Clinical Scholars Immersion Experience

Smart Drinks for Parks – a pediatric pilot study evaluating improvement of youth nutrition

Mount Zion Campus Educational Travel – multiple small awards