LOHF improves children’s behavioral health and strengthens the capacity of healthcare professionals in Lancaster County. We partner with Lancaster County organizations to help children, families and community members in 2016. In 2016, we awarded 7 of grants totaling $85,800 in funding.
These grants are achieving great outcomes:
- Care coordination is improved for children’s behavioral health services
- Coordination to support families navigating care for 96 children, 74 family members, 75 community members
- Increased access to behavioral health services for 16 children, 40 family members
- Education is provided for parents, families and caregivers
- Families learning and using strengths-based parenting techniques: 164 children, 255 family members; 6 community members
- Increased family competency for 244 children, 289 family members, 81 community members
- Access to providers improved so that primary care and behavioral health work together
- Expanding behavioral health screenings to 40 children, 79 family members
- Embedding/integrating behavioral health in primary care for 40 children, 79 family members
During the Extraordinary Give on November 18, 2016, 35 generous donors helped LOHF raise $1,925, allowing us to provide two extra nursing scholarships in 2016 to nursing students working toward or advancing their degrees.
In 2016, we invested in 28 nursing students with $61,066 in scholarships to help them earn their LPN, RN, BSN, MSN, and beyond. Seventeen nurses received scholarships in 2016, and we continued to support 11 nurses for a second or third year of their degree program.
We invested $111,493 in the design and development of NavWell: Pathways to Wellbeing to help primary care providers to screen, refer, and manage ongoing care for children and families to improve mental wellness. We are thrilled to partner with College Avenue Family Medicine and Community Services Group as we launch the pilot of NavWell.
We also train and invest in the future of healthcare for our medical students, residents, and physicians through our Continuing Medical Education (CME) series in partnership with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center.
In this CME program, we have trained 93 future healthcare providers on:
- Nutrition & the Metabolic Malady with Chris Wenger, DO
- Adolescent Suicide Prevention with Emily Pressley, DO
- Primary Care & Behavioral Health- a psychiatric consultative model with Adam Biuckians, MD and Lindsi DeArment, DO
- New Asthma Therapies with Scott Silverstein, DO
We proudly support the DO residency programs at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center and were pleased to help fund a new simulation lab and offer medical software subscriptions to our residents in 2016.
Recent LOHF Grants to Improve Children’s Behavioral Health
Philhaven: $12,500 for Behavioral Health Trainings for Pediatricians
Helps 350 community members with increased access to behavioral health services by training pediatricians on how to conduct depression screenings with children, adolescents, and families.
Family First Health: $10,000 for Integrated Behavioral Health using Collaborative Care
Helps 270 family members and 270 children by embedding and integrating behavioral health into primary care. Funds will help provide a behavioral health specialist in the new Federally Qualified Health Center in Columbia, Pa.
United Way of Lancaster County: $5,000 for 2-1-1 Resource Collection and Maintenance
Helps 460 community members with increased access to behavioral health services by expanding the 2-1-1 information and referral call center to include private behavioral health providers such as psychologists, therapists, counselors, and social workers.
CASA of Lancaster County: $25,000 to provide a Children’s Behavioral Health Coordinator
Helps 140 children with expanded behavioral health screenings in collaboration with the Lancaster County Children and Youth Social Service Agency. Grant will provide a behavioral health advocate for youth entering foster care.
COBYS Family Services: $9,800 to provide Incredible Years Series Parent Intervention Program
Helps 8 children and 14 families in Solanco School District to help build strength-based techniques and increase family competency.
Lancaster Public Library: $3,500 for the Autism Resource Center
Helps 6,000 family members, 2,000 children, and 500 community members to increase family competency with updated materials and resources about Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Samaritan Counseling Center: $20,000 for TeenHope
Helps 6,000 family members, 1,500 children and 125 community members to expand behavioral health screenings and increase access to behavioral health services.
Philhaven: $10,000 for the Center for Integrated Healthcare
Helps 950 family members and 570 children to receive behavioral health in primary care. Philhaven—in partnership with SouthEast Lancaster Health Services (SELHS)—will provide outpatient physical and behavioral healthcare at its Prince Street Lancaster facility.
Compass Mark: $6,180 for Supporting the Children of Incarcerated Parents
Helps 200 family members, 200 children, and 200 community members with case management for children of incarcerated parents in Lancaster County. There are 3,000 children of incarcerated parents living in Lancaster County.
Lancaster General Hospital/Penn Medicine: $5,000 for Moving beyond Depression = Achieving Mental Wellness for New Mothers in Nurse Family Partnership
Helps 20 mothers and their infants receive in-home cognitive behavioral therapy for first time low income mothers so they can to learn how to care for their children and themselves.