Our successes are the result of partnerships with local organizations, the contributions of volunteers, and donors who share our mission to advance resources for healthier outcomes for children. Together, we made a significant impact in 2016, launching us into 2017 with momentum!
In the past year, LOHF awarded 7 program grants totaling $85,800 to Lancaster County organizations to help children and their families. The combined outcomes are impactful. Care coordination improved for 96 children and their families; grants provided new access to behavioral health services for 16 children and 40 family members. Our partners offered strengths-based parent education impacting 164 children, 255 family members and 6 community members. Primary care and behavioral health care providers are collaborating so that 40 more children and their families received behavioral health screenings.
We also helped 28 nursing students work toward nursing degrees with a combined $61,066 in scholarships. Of these scholarships, 11 were awarded to previous recipients continuing their degree programs. The remaining 17 were granted to new scholars. And thanks to nearly $3,000 in donations received during the ExtraOrdinary Give in November, we’ve added two extra nursing scholarships in 2017. Thank you!
With your partnership, we also invested more than $100,000 in the design and development of NavWell to increase the capacity of primary care providers to screen, refer, and manage behavioral healthcare for children and their families. In just one year, we moved from concept, through development, to launching the first NavWell pilot sites! (See related article.)
We also invested in the future of Lancaster County healthcare by offering a Continuing Medical Education series for over 93 medical students, residents, and physicians, in partnership with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center. We will offer a new series in 2017. We also were pleased to continue support of the DO residency program at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center by contributing to a new simulation lab and providing medical software subscriptions to residents.
We’re eager to continue these impactful efforts in 2017. With your continued support, we are advancing resources to ensure that all children and families have the resources they need to achieve mental well-being and lead healthy, productive lives.
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