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Regence Foundation Announces Largest Set of Quarterly Grant Awards in Its History
Date:11/4/2009

becher Children's Hospital Foundation (Portland, OR): $52,150 in support of the hospital's Bridges pediatric palliative care program. The grant will be used to survey pediatric palliative care training needs among community hospice nurses throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington and develop a pediatric hospice training curriculum and DVD. This is The Regence Foundation's first Sojourns palliative care grant.
  • Washington Health Foundation (Seattle, WA): $48,500 for the Healthiest State Campaign to improve the health of 18-24 year old undergraduates in Washington State four-year colleges and universities. The grant is geared toward helping students learn how to access health care while enrolled in college and practice preventive health behaviors.
  • Community Services Northwest (Vancouver, WA): $30,000 to hire a volunteer coordinator for its Wellness Project, the only free mental health clinic in the Northwest, and one of the few in the nation. Hiring a volunteer coordinator to recruit, train and supervise volunteer counselors will ultimately help the Wellness Project increase the number of clients it serves. Currently, it has a waiting list for care.
  • Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital (Yakima, WA): $50,000 to hire bilingual health educators for "Tomando Control de su Salud," a chronic disease self management program for Spanish-speaking patients. Through educational workshops, the program helps Latinos with chronic diseases learn more about their condition and better manage their symptoms.
  • "In funding these seven projects, The Regence Foundation identified and partnered with innovative nonprofits who are tackling complex health care problems with resourceful methods," said Monique Barton, Regence Foundation executive director. "That's somethin
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