Grants 2016-2017

In fiscal year 2016-2017, MZHF awarded new grants totaling approximately $4,506,000. Of this total, approximately $1,540,000 was allocated from unrestricted funds, $569,000 was allocated from research funds, $566,000 was allocated from patient care funds, $131,000 was allocated from education funds, and $1,700,000 was allocated from advised funds. The following grants listing summary includes a selection of awards approved by the Board of Directors of Mount Zion Health Fund during fiscal year 2016-17 from board-discretionary funds.

Jewish Legacy Awards

Jewish Home & Senior Living Foundation

Jewish Home Financial Accessibility Fund – a multi-year award to provide health-related services for low-income, frail elderly residents of the Home’s rental-based assisted living and memory care residential facilities 

Institute on Aging

Systems Integration for Social Determinants of Health Network – infrastructure support to increase capacity for client services referrals and improve client outcomes

Jewish Vocational Service

Healthcare Academy Plus – outreach and client recruitment to provide allied health training skills and support services to low-income San Francisco jobseekers

Bay Area Jewish Healing Center

Kol Haneshama: Jewish End of Life Care/Hospice Volunteer Program – to recruit, train and support Jewishly-trained hospice volunteers

Shalom Bayit

San Francisco Healthy Jewish Families Project – to provide direct care and counseling, outreach and education to address domestic violence in the Jewish community

Mount Zion Campus-Community Partnership Awards

UCSF Mount Zion Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery in partnership with Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California

Partnership to Support Musical Training Therapy for Cochlear Implant Recipients

UCSF HDFCCC Radiation Oncology in partnership with the Shanti Project

Caring In and Beyond the Clinic: Development of a Community-based Bi-lingual Care Navigation Program for the Radiation Oncology Patients

UCSF Mount Zion Pediatrics in partnership with Youth Speaks

Multicultural Tap Water Intake Campaign

UCSF Mount Zion Breast Care Center in partnership with HairToStay

Access to Scalp Cooling Subsidies for Low-income UCSF Mount Zion Breast Care Center Patients: Preventing Chemo-Induced Alopecia

UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine in partnership with SFDPH Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic

Broadening Non-Pharmacologic Options in the Primary Care Safety Net: Partnership to Pilot an Integrative Pain Management Program

UCSF Mount Zion Pediatrics in partnership with Tandem

Mount Zion Reach Out and Read Program

UCSF Mount Zion Women’s Options Center in partnership with the Women’s Community Clinic

Improving Provider Competency and Sensitivity in Comprehensive Care

UCSF Mount Zion Pediatrics in partnership with SFDPH SF Immunization Coalition

Partnership to Bridge the Gaps in Vaccine Knowledge in San Francisco

UCSF Mount Zion Campus-based Awards

Department of Anesthesia

Perioperative Pathways Program Data Dashboards

Assessment of Postoperative Opioid Usage after Ambulatory Surgery at Mount Zion Surgery Center

Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Training for Mount Zion Anesthesia Providers

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research – Developing Initiatives Fund

Research – Faculty Recruitment

Research – Pilot Studies

Expanding Access to Integrative Symptom Management for Cancer Patients

Molecules to the Mount Zion Community, a Gynecologic Oncology Program to Introduce Molecularly Targeted Therapeutics to the Mount Zion Population

Health eHeart: CardioOncology and Immunotherapy Pilot (HeH-COIP) Study

Art for Recovery

Cancer Supportive Care Services

Training in Effective Communication for Clinical Trials Recruitment

Survivorship Wellness: A Multi-Session Group Psycho-Educational Program to Promote Physical and Emotional Wellness in Cancer Survivors at Mount Zion

New Patient Guidebook and Folder

UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Community Care Fund

Therapeutic Laughter Program

Pilot Testing an Integrative Behavioral Medicine Group Treatment Program for Sleep Disorders at Mount Zion Campus: Mindfulness-Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (ME-CBT-I)

Education in Massage and Meditation for Medical Students

Therapeutic Yoga for People with Cancer

UCSF Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Noise Mapping the City of San Francisco

Developing Personalized Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatments

3D Printing for Facial Reconstructive Surgery: State of the Art

UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health

Centering Pregnancy for Women of Color

Embedding Geriatrics and Palliative Care in Women’s Health: An Opportunity for Education and Quality Improvement

Athena Wisdom Program

UCSF Mount Zion – other grants

General Research – UCSF Mount Zion-based Pilot Research (awarded through UCSF RAP)

Mount Zion Campus-based Educational Travel – multiple small awards

Dermatology – Making Dermatologic Care More Patient-Centered: A Program of Systematic Measurement and Feedback of Patients’ Experiences to their Clinicians

Dermatology – Development of a Computer Aided Tool to Screen for Skin Cancer

Pediatrics – Co-located Collaborative Care for Children with Developmental-Behavioral Concerns

Pediatrics – Reducing Vaccine Associated Pain and Anxiety in Primary Care Through the Use of Distraction Kits

Surgery – Quality of Life After Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery