Planned Parenthood of Illinois

Support of Part-Time Advanced Practice Nurse

Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) respectfully requests $50,000 from the VNA Foundation to support the salary of a part-time Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) at our Austin Health Center to deliver family planning services, STI testing and treatment, abortion care, limited primary care, cancer screenings, and health education to the women, men, and teens that rely on us for affordable, compassionate, and confidential reproductive health care.

Amount awarded: $50,000.00
Award date: September 11, 2014

Porchlight Counseling Services

Counseling Program

Porchlight seeks a grant to improve the physical and mental health of college sexual assault survivors. Your funding will provide free, high-quality counseling to survivors from August 1, 2014, to July 31, 2015, with goals of: reducing trauma symptoms, teaching coping skills and helping survivors stay in school.

Amount awarded: $35,000.00
Award date: September 11, 2014

Rush University Medical Center

Prenatal Care Clinics at Rush School-Based Health Centers at Crane, Orr and Simpson High Schools

The Prenatal Care Clinics at the Rush School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) at the Crane campus, Orr High School and Simpson Academy for Young Women continue to be fully integrated, well-established programs at each health center. Support from the VNA Foundation has allowed us to further develop services at each clinic and help to achieve our goal of reducing disparities by improving outcomes for pregnant and parenting disadvantaged youth on the West Side of Chicago.

Amount awarded: $50,000.00
Award date: September 11, 2014

Howard Brown Health Center

Sexual Health and Wellness Services

Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) seeks to improve the health of homeless/unstably housed lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ), and other medically underserved youth, ages 12 to 24, through the delivery of accessible, culturally competent medical care at the Broadway Youth Center (BYC), with services focusing on adolescent/young adult sexual health and wellness. This will be accomplished through a Nurse Practitioner’s provision of acute medical services at the BYC, with the assistance of a Registered Nurse, with linkages to primary care provided by BYC’s NP at HBHC’s two main clinic sites. BYC has tailored its programming and staffing to best meet the needs of the young people that present for care as well as access other basic needs services at the BYC. The BYC’s Nurse Practitioner is a specialist in women’s/reproductive health and has an extensive background in sexual health and wellness. The RN provides additional education, treatment under standing orders, and consultations with patients. BYC’s NP and RN continue to build trust with youth clients and work closely with BYC’s Health Education team to deliver culturally competent, audience-appropriate services to underserved young people. A large part of the health needs of the young people accessing services at the BYC are focused on STI testing/education/treatment, family planning, acute medical care for cold/flu, and routine health screenings.

Amount awarded: $40,000.00
Award date: September 11, 2014

Swedish Covenant Hospital

Chronic Disease Care Transitions Program

Swedish Covenant Hospital is requesting renewal funding for its two-tiered Chronic Disease Care Transitions program. Funding will support the delivery of home visits, disease management education, home telemonitoring, intervention, and care coordination to 60 underserved patients with chronic diseases following hospital discharge. It will also support the delivery of enhanced home visiting services to a subgroup of these CD patients suffering from malnutrition or uncontrolled diabetes.

Amount awarded: $30,000.00
Award date: September 11, 2014

JourneyCare

Palliative Care

JourneyCare respectfully requests $40,000 for its adult and pediatric palliative services, which provide–without regard to a family’s ability to pay–expert in-home and community-based care to patients with uncontrolled pain or symptoms due to chronic or serious illnesses or surgery.

Amount awarded: $40,000.00
Award date: September 11, 2014