Grants 2013-2014

In fiscal year 2013-2014, MZHF awarded new grants totaling approximately $2,195,000. Of this total, approximately $735,000 was allocated from unrestricted funds, $515,000 was allocated from patient care funds, $439,000 was allocated from research funds, $93,000 was allocated from education funds, and $413,000 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 2013-14 from Board discretionary funds.

Jewish Legacy Awards

Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
Spiritual Care for Jewish Elders

Institute on Aging
IOA Connect – to coordinate and expand client intake services

Jewish Home & Senior Living Foundation
Department of Jewish Life

Jewish Vocational Service
Healthcare Academy Plus – to provide allied health training skills and support services to low-income San Francisco jobseekers

Shalom Bayit
San Francisco Healthy Jewish Families Project – addressing domestic violence through counseling and education

Mount Zion Campus – Community Partnership Awards

UCSF Mount Zion Center of Excellence in Women’s Health in partnership with San Francisco Unified School District
Young Women’s Health and Leadership Programs

UCSF Symptom Management Service in partnership with Jewish Family & Children’s Services
Community Bridges: A Community-Academic Collaboration to Orchestrate Palliative Care at Home for Cancer Patients with Limited Function

UCSF Osher Center & Family & Community Medicine in partnership with Zen Hospice Project
Caring for the End-of-Life Caregiver – Palliative and Integrative Medicine Training for Direct-care Workers to Improve Quality of Life

UCSF Departments of Anthropology, History  and Social Medicine & Carol Franc Buck Breast Cancer Center in partnership with San Francisco Women’s Cancer Network
Developing a Low-Literacy, Multi-Lingual Breast Cancer Survivorship Care Plan

UCSF Mount Zion Pediatrics in partnership with Huckleberry Youth Programs
Community-based Adolescent Health Care Initiative

UCSF Cancer Resource Center & Social Work Dept. in partnership with Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center
Employment & Health Medical-Legal Partnership

UCSF Mount Zion Campus-based Awards

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Research – Pilot Studies

Research – Transdisciplinary Team Award

Research – Faculty Recruitment

Gynecologic Oncology – Personalized Cancer Prevention and Treatment Based on Genomic Testing

Infectious Diseases – Three-dimensional Imaging System for High Resolution Anoscopy

Art for Recovery Program

Patient Support Corps at UCSF MZ Cancer Center

Breast Cancer Center – Development of a Mobile App for Increasing Access to UCSF Clinical Cancer Trials

Radiation Oncology – Improving Culture of Safety

Cancer Resource Center Volunteer Appreciation & Library Materials

UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Research – Pilot Studies

Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Diagnostic and Treatment Service

Community Care Fund

Acupuncture Service for Mount Zion Campus

Therapeutic Laughter Inpatient and Outpatient Program

Prepare for Surgery Program

Medical Yoga for People with Cancer

UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
Research – Pilot Studies

UCSF Mount Zion Community Prenatal Care

Fibroid Community Program

Women’s Incontinence “Mind Over Bladder” Conference

UCSF Mount Zion – other grants
Psychiatry Department- Pediatric Integrated Mental Health Support and Education

Mount Zion Campus Educational Travel – multiple small awards

Anesthesia  Department – Implementation Barriers to the Colorectal ERAS Pathway at Mount Zion

Division of General Internal Medicine – Disparities in Readmission Rates for African American Patients in General Medicine Primary Care Practices at MZ

Division of General Internal Medicine – Lung Cancer Screening: Development of a Clinic-based Intervention

Radiology Department – Breast Biopsy Patient Education Resources

Anesthesia Department- Improved Fluid Management in Abdominal Surgery

Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – Enhancement of Balance and Falls Center Program

Hospitalists – Using Mobile Technology to Improve the Patient Experience

Pediatrics Department – Small Grants Initiative for Resident-led Community-based Projects

Surgery – Endocrine Surgery Quality Improvement Project