Chesapeake College Foundation receives $15,000 health care grant
WYE MILLS — Quality Health Foundation, the mission arm of Quality Health Strategies, recently awarded grants totaling $400,000 to 15 organizations in Maryland and Washington, D.C., supporting local health carerelated quality improvement efforts.
Funding decisions for the 2016-2017 grants — ranging from $15,000 to $40,000 — were determined by a project’s potential to affect access to quality health care and human services in the community. This year, QHF selected the awardees from 77 applicants that proposed a wide range of projects targeting uninsured and underinsured patients as well as underserved and at-risk populations.
“Our Board felt challenged this year with our grant selection,” said Dr. Molly Burgoyne, chairman of QHF Board of Directors. “Many organizations submitted highquality programs designed to improve the health of our most vulnerable populations. Ultimately, we chose a stellar group of programs covering a wide geographic area with diverse health concerns. We look forward to supporting these projects, learning from them, and analyzing their progress.”
Dr. Catherine Smoot-Haselnus, QHS Board Chair, said, “We are delighted to fund these worthy organizations. Their work is perfectly aligned with our mission to improve the health status of individuals and communities.”
The Chesapeake College Foundation received a grant of $15,000 to support the development and implementation of a year-long Navigating Your Health workshop series, which is targeted toward the aging population in Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent and Talbot counties. The workshop series will use the resources and technology available at Chesapeake College’s new Health Professions and Athletics Center and experts in the health care field to empower the aging population and their caregivers as informed health care consumers.
Since 2006, Quality Health Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $4.1 million to 61 organizations in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
From left, Del. John F. Mautz IV; Sen. Addie Eckardt; Paige Tilghman, director, Talbot Office of Economic Development; Elizabeth Devlin, director of Grants, Chesapeake College Foundation; Crystel Farina, director of Simulation for the Health Professions and Instructor of Nursing, Chesapeake College Foundation; Lucie Hughes, executive director, Chesapeake College Foundation; Mary Burgoyne, MD, chairman, QHF; the Honorable Robert C. Willey, Mayor of Easton; and Catherine Smoot-Haselnus, MD, chairman, QHS Board of Directors.