The Summit Endowment provides grants to non-profit organizations in the area for collaborative, outcome-focused projects that address health issues affecting residents in Summit Health's service areas. This year the Endowment provided $218,348 in grant funds.
Listed below are the 2013 grant recipients:
Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center – To establish a site in Franklin County to provide forensic interviews and specialized medical exams to children when an allegation of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and/or witness to violence is reported to law enforcement.
Chambersburg Hospital – To hold an autism awareness fair with educational lectures.
Chambersburg Hospital Research Department – To provide the first month of essential medications to cardiac interventional patients who are uninsured or underinsured until they are able to secure or become eligible for other financial aid.
CONTACT Helpline – To increase access to health and human service information and support those with mental health challenges by bringing helpline services to Franklin County via implementation of 2-1-1 telephone number.
Drew Michael Taylor Foundation – To expand the foundation’s grief and loss lending library.
Healthy Communities Partnership – To provide eye-catching, youth-friendly and relevant posters throughout Franklin County secondary schools to address adolescent substance use and risky behavior.
The House of Grace – To utilize a variety of approaches to improve nutrition and exercise. The program addresses the multiple health issues experienced by participants at the House of Grace.
Keystone Health-Dental Care – To place a Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner in our community to provide tooth decay prevention education at birthing classes, at the school district’s kindergarten enrollment nights and though other local agencies.
Keystone Health-Behavioral Health – To offer group therapy to help individuals with mental disorders deal with their illness and the stress it causes and develop positive life skills in the areas of nutrition and fitness.
LIFE Lutheran Services, Inc. – To elevate awareness of the risks of diabetes and encourage behaviors that help LIFE program
participants monitor and control their own conditions.
Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 (LIU12) – To prevent obesity and disease by adding a Zumba instructor and a nutritional family program to the Summer School of Excellence program (P3-12th) focused on migrant and English language learner populations.
Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, Inc. – To expand a Diabetes screening program to five pharmacy sites throughout Franklin County.
Mercersburg Area Council for Wellness – To promote healthy eating among community members at risk for heart disease and diabetes.
Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition – To expand quality social services and youth programs that are accessible and safe, including four health education field trips.
Summit Health Community Health – To supplement weight loss education with technology that supports individuals in achieving weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight by using FitBit, a monitoring device that syncs with smart phones.
Waynesboro Community & Human Services – To expand free community nursing to Washington Township to help low-income, uninsured or underinsured residents manage their acute and chronic medical problems in their homes.