Grants 2017-2018

In fiscal year 2017-2018, MZHF awarded new grants totaling approximately $3,295,000. Of this total, approximately $680,000 was allocated from patient care and education funds, $647,000 was allocated from unrestricted funds, $530,000 was allocated from research funds, and $1,438,000 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 2017-18.

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 
$200,000 (payment on multi-year award)

Institute on Aging

Development of a Sustainable Geropsychology Training and Outpatient Psychotherapy Clinic – to provide outpatient psychological services for low-income older adults and adults with disabilities in San Francisco and training of doctoral students

Bay Area Jewish Healing Center

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

Jewish Vocational Service

Healthcare Sector Strategy – to provide training to help underserved, low-income job seekers in San Francisco build skills and secure health care career path jobs toward economic self-sufficiency

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 Osher Center for Integrative Medicine in partnership with Year Up Bay Area

Mindfulness for Underserved Youth

UCSF Department of General Internal Medicine in partnership with Jewish Family & Children’s Services

What matters most?: Advance Health Care Directive and Values Exploration Workshops for Mount Zion

UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health in partnership with Legal Aid at Work

Advancing the Health of Underserved Pregnant and Parenting Workers

UCSF Cancer Center in partnership with The Cashmere Foundation

Spa Experience Partnership

UCSF Department of Otolaryngology in partnership with SF Conservatory of Music

Choir for Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Users

UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health in partnership with BAYCAT

Young Women’s Health Leaders Media Arts Partnership

UCSF Cancer Center in partnership with Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal

Cancer Fighting Kitchen Course and Cookbook

UCSF Mount Zion Campus-based Awards

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

– Developing Initiatives: Latino Community Education Tool on Hereditary Breast Cancer
– Developing Initiatives: Cancer Survivorship
– Pilot Studies Block Grant (awarded through UCSF RAP)

Art for Recovery

Cancer Supportive Care Programming

Breast Care Center – Restructuring Nurse Navigation to Improve Patient Care and Enhance the Overall Patient Experience

Cancer Survivorship Wellness

New Patient Cancer Center Guidebook: Spanish and Chinese

Decision Aid to Facilitate High Quality Shared Decision Making in Endocrine Surgery

UCSF Department of General Internal Medicine

Improving Care for Latino Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Development of Culturally and Linguistically Adapted Educational Materials for Patients and Their Families

Identifying and Addressing Health-Related Social Needs in the UCSF General Medicine Practice

UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Community Care Fund

Integrative Geriatrics: A Clinical-Educational Innovation to Expand Care for Older Adults

Therapeutic Yoga for People with Cancer

Integrative Behavioral Medicine Group Treatment Program for Sleep Disorders

Therapeutic Laughter Program

UCSF Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Hearing Education in San Francisco Public Schools

Development of an Online Access Portal for the Hearing Impaired

Facial Reconstructive Surgery Enhanced Patient Education and Community Support

Balance and Falls Center Website: Creating on Online Resource for Patients

UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health

Vaginal Health for Cancer Survivors Undergoing Pelvic Radiation

Integrative Treatment and Psycho-Social Support for Chronic Pelvic Pain Patients

Expanding OB/GYN Surgical Skills Training for UCSF Medical Trainees

Perinatal Care Fund

UCSF Mount Zion – other grants

The Center for Education in Primary Palliative Care
$1,250,000 (awarded over four years, from the Dr. Harris M. Fishbon Fund)

UCSF Mount Zion-based Pilot Research Block Grant (awarded through UCSF RAP)

UCSF Mount Zion Campus-based Educational Travel – multiple departmental awards

UCSF MZ Radiation Oncology – Ride to Care—Eliminating transportation barriers for disadvantaged cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy to improve quality of life and care delivery

UCSF MZ Pediatrics – Improving the Transfer from Pediatric to Adult Care for Young Adults with Childhood-Onset Chronic Diseases

UCSF MZ Anesthesia – Preventing Opioid Over-Prescription in Post-Surgical Patients