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2003 Grantees

Albany Advocacy Resource Center
$ 125,000
Support for two sites in Georgia providing professional development, recruitment activities, and skill training for 500 direct support professionals - individuals who support the daily living activities of the developmentally disabled.

Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative
$ 70,000
Support for cancer and chronic disease prevention and health education targeted to lesbian women in metropolitan Atlanta, Macon and Savannah.

Atlanta Women's Foundation
$ 2,500
Support for the inaugural 'Women in Medicine for the Atlanta Women's Foundation' event on April 15, 2003 to raise support for programs dealing with cancer-related issues specific to women and girls in Georgia.

Berrien County Schools
$ 30,000
Support for the school health program and salary support for a part-time registered nurse at Berrien High School in Berrien County.

Catoosa County Health Department
$ 30,000
Support to build and enhance the existing school nurse program at Ringgold Middle School in Catoosa County.

Center for Civic Partnerships
$ 38,000
Support for the provision of sustainability technical assistance to Georgia's nonprofit health organizations.

Center for the Visually Impaired, Inc.
$ 75,000
Support for a diabetes education program for blind and visually impaired adults in the Metropolitan Atlanta area.

Central Savannah River Area Partnership for Community Health
$ 99,000
Support for two registered nurses providing enhanced health education and chronic disease case management for patients in Richmond County and surrounding rural areas.

Chattooga County Board of Education
$ 30,000
Support to enhance the established links between its school health program, the public health department and other community partners to increase the healthy lifestyles of children and families in Chattooga County Georgia.

City Schools of Decatur
$ 30,000
Support for its school health program with the children of families in the free or reduced lunch program in DeKalb County.

Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Inc.
$ 30,000
Support for its school health program to prevent health problems, promote health, ensure access to healthcare and identify and manage barriers to students' learning in Talbot County.

Community Health Mission, Inc.
$ 85,000
General operating support for critical staffing, strategic planning and staff development important to serve the medically underserved in the city of Savannah and Chatham County.

Council on Social Work Education
$ 10,000
Support for the first National Gerontological Social Work Conference to be held in Atlanta February 27 - March 2, 2003.

Emory University - Office of Sponsored Programs
$ 105,000
Support for the development and production of a comprehensive inventory of key health indicators in Georgia.

Emory University School of Medicine
$ 385,000
Support to provide interpregnancy care and social supports to underserved women at-risk of poor pregnancy outcomes in Fulton and DeKalb Counties.

Farmworker Health Services
$ 10,000
General operating support to provide bridge funding for the Family Farm Worker Health Program, providing health service delivery for migrant workers in Ellenton, Georgia for two weeks in the summer each year.

FCS Urban Ministries Inc.
$ 3,500
Support for a briefing paper on the health dimensions of homelessness in Georgia.

FCS Urban Ministries Inc.
$ 8,000
Support for an evaluation to assess 160 Georgia based nonprofit health organizations and their efforts to seek grant support from Healthcare Georgia Foundation through June 2003.

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, Too
$ 23,000
Support for a Medicare/Medicaid administrative position to assist individuals in Atlanta living with disabilities secure durable medical equipment to improve daily functioning and facilitate integration into their community.

Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Inc.
$ 85,000
Support for Enlace (Spanish for 'link'), a pilot community initiative to improve the access and availability of mental health services to Latino adolescents and their families in Gainesville.

Georgia Cancer Coalition, Inc.
$ 250,000
Support to enhance two rural regions' (West Central and Southwest Georgia) community outreach efforts for cancer prevention, early detection and treatment to reduce cancer disparities in over 50 counties.

Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Inc.
$ 75,000
Support for the statewide implementation and evaluation of the Healthcare Capacity Building Project.

Georgia Health Policy Center
$ 125,000
Support to enhance Georgia's school health program capacity and to conduct research to inform Georgia's best options for collaborative work to address childhood overweight and obesity.

Georgia Hospital Association
$ 7,500
Support for 'The Promise of Nursing for Georgia' to be held November 12, 2003 in Atlanta to raise awareness and support about the nursing shortage in Georgia.

Georgia Public Health Association, Inc.
$ 141,000
Support for the initial Public Health Leadership Institute for 160 local members of County Board of Health from the 19 health districts and for the 2003 Annual Meeting and Conference.

Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission
$ 5,824
Support for the 'Lifeline to Health' show, featuring interactive call-in segments, health/fitness news and feature stories on health to promote the health of Georgians.

Georgia Rural Health Association, Inc.
$ 60,000
General operating and conference support to strengthen the capacity of the association to meet its mission of educating and advocating for healthcare issues in rural Georgia.

Georgia Southern University
$ 75,000
Support to expand the Rural Nursing Outreach Program to address both the underserved healthcare delivery needs of rural Southeast Georgia residents and the need for increased numbers of well educated professional nurses for the region.

Georgia State University
$ 5,000
Support to publish a health policy brief that analyzes the effects of further increases in the tobacco tax in Georgia.

Georgia State University - Institute of Public Health
$ 160,000
Support to establish the Georgia Tobacco Policy Project (G-TOPP) in the Georgia State University Institute of Public Health to conduct policy research on state and local tobacco control strategies.

Georgia Transplant Foundation, Inc.
$ 7,500
General operating support for the development and dissemination of a CEO Case for Support fundraising publication.

Global Evaluation & Applied Research Solutions, Inc.
$ 200,000
Support to design, implement and report findings of Healthcare Georgia Foundation's (HGF) second Listening Tour -collecting data from consumers on their health and healthcare experiences in Georgia.

Grantmakers In Health
$ 5,000
Support for a national meeting titled 'Erasing the Color Line: Philanthropy's Role in Eliminating Health Disparities' to be held November 6-7, 2003 in Washington, D.C.

Health Students Taking Action Together
$ 35,000
General operating support for Health Students Taking Action Together (HSTAT) for continued leadership development activities to young, health professional students and for organization strengthening.

Jefferson Hospital
$ 90,000
Support to expand the Jefferson County Access Project's pharmacy assistance and preventive healthcare programs and to develop a data management system to track and analyze the project's data.

Kennesaw State University
$ 200,000
Support to develop, implement and evaluate a Latino-Hispanic Diabetes project in Cobb County.

Madison County School System
$ 30,000
Support for its school health program to provide health education and expand CPR training in Madison County.

Marcus Institute for Development and Learning, Inc.
$ 50,000
Support to develop a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive spasticity program that provides diagnostic and treatment services to children ages birth to 21 in Atlanta, improves providers' clinical practice through education, and implements a tracking system.

Medbank Foundation, Inc.
$ 179,100
General operating support to strengthen its capacity to provide free or donated prescription medications to low-income residents of Chatham and Effingham Counties with chronic health conditions.

Morehouse School of Medicine, Inc.
$ 3,000
Support for the Presidential Inaugural Symposium on Health Disparities on April 11, 2003, with sessions on determinants, quality of care and access.

Morehouse School of Medicine, Inc.
$ 325,000
Support to establish the Institute for Health Policy in the National Center for Primary Care and to conduct policy research on primary care, prevention, and mental health services for underserved communities in Georgia.

National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Inc.
$ 9,660
Support for Georgia's public health leaders' participation in 'The Public's Health and the Law in the 21st Century: Second Annual Partnership Conference on Public Health Law' to be held June 16-18, 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia.

New Horizons Community Service Board
$ 65,000
Support to enhance its substance abuse treatment capacity through staff development and training, reducing the percentage of substance abuse relapses in seven West Central Georgia counties.

Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership, Inc.
$ 125,000
General operating support for key organizational improvements and bridge funding for its Volunteers in Medicine Program providing medical, dental and pharmaceutical care to the medically underserved in Whitfield and Murray Counties.

Porter Novelli
$ 10,000
Support to conduct communications research designed to inform the publication and positioning of a public opinion poll on access to healthcare and prevention in Georgia.

Saint Joseph's Mercy Care Services, Inc.
$ 100,000
Support to implement a database analysis research project for improved healthcare and support services to the homeless in metropolitan Atlanta.

Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers
$ 90,000
Support for health-related training for its family support coordinators who provide health education and healthcare referrals for low-income families and children in metropolitan Atlanta.

Shepherd Center, Inc.
$ 180,000
Support for the Marcus Community Bridge Program and the provision of enhanced case management services for clients with disabilities and compromised skin integrity.

Team PSA
$ 80,000
Support for the inaugural conference of Georgia nonprofit health organizations and Healthcare Georgia Foundation grantees.

The Carter Center, Inc.
$ 5,000
Support for the 19th Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy to be held on November 5-6, 2003 to encourage leadership within the mental health community to improve the nation's mental health service delivery system.

University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
$ 10,000
Support to augment the existing HGF grant to collect public opinion data on a variety of health and healthcare issues facing Georgians by producing two data-based policy briefs.

WellSolve Health Research Network
$ 45,000
Support to inform the design of a strategic grantmaking initiative to address health disparities in Georgia.

Women's Information Network, Inc.
$ 5,000
Support for 'Spring Training', a regional health promotion and education campaign providing a health screening event in Northwest Georgia and working to develop partnerships with health service providers, businesses, and the community.

Women's Policy Education Fund
$ 210,000
Support for the creation of a centralized source of web-based and printed material tracking health policy in Georgia and to encourage its use by consumer focused organizations and other key stakeholders.