The Indiana Department of Health awarded Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health six grants totaling more than $1.2 million. Parkview says the funding will help improve several community health issues identified as priority areas for Hoosiers.
The Parkview grants are part of the $35 million first round of statewide funding awarded through the state’s Health Issues and Challenges program. The health network is one of more than 150 entities to receive funding for the program, which focuses on tobacco use, food insecurity and obesity, and substance use disorders, among others.
“These funds allow us to create or enhance several programs that go beyond traditional levels of care,” said Dena Jacquay, executive director of Parkview Health. “Parkview continues to look for ways to improve or prevent health issues that impact the well-being of our community. We are grateful for the state support and look forward to seeing the positive results that will flow from these grants. »
Parkview grant categories and amounts are listed below:
- $643,381 to create the Food Assistance and Support Team program. FAST will connect patients and healthcare providers with community and government food assistance programs to improve the health of food insecure people.
- $150,000 for an asthma education and management program, which will include education, environmental home visits and an emergency department recall program.
- $148,344 for the Parkview Neuroscience Awareness Network to support patients with high blood pressure or chronic hypertension.
- $97,980 for a diabetes prevention program that will utilize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Diabetes Prevention Program.
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- $149,986 for a Complex Pediatric Community Health Worker Program, which will help families care for their medically complex children.
- $94,000 for its Oncology Patient Navigators, a team of social workers who work with cancer patients and their families.