Increase the AAWV presence in Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties by improving access to care and chronic disease management, conducting physician outreach, convening stakeholder meetings, and conducting on-going identification and training of volunteers to lead and present educational programs.
Travel, training, and program marketing support for the volunteer homemaker program, which assists the elderly and disabled with personal care, transportation to medical appointments, light housework, and cooking.
Transportation support and personal safety items for the volunteer driver program which transports seniors to grocery stores, pharmacies, and doctors’ appointments by providing transportation reimbursements, face covers, and sanitizer to the volunteers. This project also provides cleaning supplies to “care receivers.”
“Arts in Medicine” project that provides art- making interventions to patients undergoing chemotherapy treat at Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, and Hoops Family Children’s Hospital.
Support for the “Youth Mental Health Initiative” by providing funding for an ADHD assessment, treatment plans, and enhanced play therapy at four of FMC’s locations as well as a new school-based health center.
Establishment of the “Southern West Virginia Blessing Box Community Pantry Project” by providing two community ‘Blessing Boxes’ in each of the Foundation’s nine West Virginia counties that will provide nonperishable foods, personal hygiene items, and baby supplies.
Grant Awarded: $50,000 Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health; Substance Use Disorder; Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation
Expands the “SNAP Stretch” and “Farm to Senior” programs across the Foundation’s West Virginia counties to make the purchase of fruits and vegetables more affordable and more accessible for low income individuals, especially children and seniors.
Grant Awarded: $47,000 Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness
Marketing, design, printing, and patient incentive support for the “Hiking for Health” project in Mingo County, West Virginia, which will promote physical activity along underutilized trails through increased wayfinding signage, collaborative social support, a guided hike series, and improved communications.
Grant Awarded: $16,620 Focus Area: Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health; Substance Use Disorder