Community Engaged Partnership Development Grant Awardees 2013

Heartland Health Network Community Engaged Partnership Development Grant
The goals of Heartland Health Network's Community Engaged Partnership Development grant are to 1) build the capacity of academic researchers, and faith and community based organizations to engage in collaborative research partnerships; 2) create and develop partnerships and infrastructure that will promote community-engaged research that involves the community and 3) foster preliminary work to build research capacity to pursue health disparity issues in Kansas City communities that have the potential to lead to research projects that will provide information critical to enhancing the health of the African American community.

Awardees – Start date: January 2013 – End Date: June 1, 2013 Maximum award - $10,000.00

Joan McDowd (University of Missouri-Kansas City Consortium on Aging), Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Palestine Missionary Baptist Church, Palestine Senior Citizen Activity Center, and The American Stroke Foundation
Grant emphasis: Enhance community trust and involvement in research and researcher community research skills.

The goals of this partnership are to address the issues of lack of trust between the community and researchers and to enhance researcher’s sensitivity and skills to engage the community in all aspects of the research process. Specifically, this project will (1) increase the capacity of our faith-based partners to assess health issues among older adults, (2) increase the capacity of UMKC researchers to carry out health research in the African American community, and (3) increase the capacity of the American Stroke Foundation to carry out its mission in the African American community.

 

Bridgette Jones (Children’s Mercy Hospital), Zion Grove Baptist Church, and The Black Healthcare Coalition
Grant emphasis: Develop an asthma pharmacogenomics outreach and education program for the African American community.

 

The initial aim of this partnership is to develop a novel, community-based participatory outreach and education program to introduce asthma pharmacogenomics and its relevance to health to Kansas City’s African American communities.  Other goals of this partnership include developing tools to assess knowledge of asthma and pharmacogenetic research and to increase African American participation in pharmacogenetic research. 

 

Vicki Collie-Akers (University of Kansas) and Boone Tabernacle Community Development Center

Grant emphasis: Forging a strong partnership to address cardiovascular disease and diabetes in the African American community.

 

The goals of this partnership are 1) to develop a strong partnership anchored by a shared research agenda; 2) to develop a plan to update a health needs assessment; 3) to identify and implement capacity building needs of the church’s board.

Mini Grant Awardees 2012

Heartland Health Network Mini Grant
Heartland Health Network's mini grant program was designed to assist faith-based organizations and/or churches, that work primarily with the African American community, in purchasing technology capacity and developing infrastructure to strengthen their organization's ability to provide health promotion programs/services or health assessments for their church and/or community members, and build their capacity to effectively partner with academic and other community-based partners in health research and dissemination efforts.

Awardees –
Start date: June 2012 – End Date: June 1, 2013
Maximum award - $2,500.00

Christian Fellowship Baptist Church

Grant emphasis: Organizational Development

 

Christian Fellowship Baptist Church will hire a consultant to assist in the creation of financial procedures and policy, establish a grant management system, and training staff of the financial ministry on current software. Their mission includes encouragement of good health habits through preventive health care.

 

Concerned Clergy Coalition Of Kansas City

Grant emphasis: Infrastructure Development and Technology Capacity

 

Concerned Clergy Coalition Of Kansas City will hire a consultant to create marketing tools and enhance their website and will purchase a computer and telephone messaging system, allowing them to expand the reach of their programming. Their mission is to foster relationships that cross denominational barriers to provide programs and services focused on meeting the spiritual, physical and social needs of the Kansas City community.

 

Concord Hope House, Inc.

Grant emphasis: Technology Capacity

 

Concord Hope House Inc. will purchase a laptop computer, projector, printer and survey software. This technology will expand their reach into the community and will improve communication with key stakeholders. Services provided include counseling, rehabilitation, vocational, and case management to help clients live a full and independent life.

 

Fellowship Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Grant emphasis: Technology Capacity

 

Fellowship Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will purchase a computer, laser printer, DVD player, and a digital camera for development of program support materials, and evaluation tools. Their ministries include healthy eating, physical activity, addiction recovery, a youth and outreach.

 

Heaven Sent Outreach Ministries

Grant emphasis: Organizational Development and Technology Capacity

 

Heaven Sent Outreach Ministries will hire a consultant to train staff on nonprofit fiscal accountability and reporting. They will also purchase a telephone tree messaging system. This increased capacity will improve their reach into the community through their outreach ministry efforts , which include health screenings and education information surrounding HIV/AIDS, obesity and chronic diseases.

 

Jamison Memorial Temple Church

Grant emphasis: Technology Capacity

 

Jamison Memorial Temple Church will purchase a laptop, telephone messaging system, projector, and television to enhance their currently health education and promotion programming efforts, and extend their reach into the community.  Their ministries include numbers health programming initiatives surrounding preventative health care and chronic disease screenings and education, as well as an annual back to school wellness fair. 

 

KC Urban Youth Center

Grant emphasis: Strategic Planning

 

KC Urban Youth Center will hire a consultant to facilitate the strategic planning process with Board of Directors and staff members. They will also develop marketing materials detailing the new 5 year strategic plan to distribute to key stakeholders. Their mission includes caring for the  physical health of urban youth through obesity prevention, mental health, social health, such as literacy, mentoring, and youth leadership.

 

Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church

Grant emphasis: Technology Capacity

 

Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church will professional video camera and editing software, and hire a consultant to facilitate training staff on equipment usage and video production and editing.  The enhanced infrastructure will enable them to increase awareness of mental and physical health issues affecting local communities and access to treatment health, as well as provide opportunities to enhance knowledge of and to engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors that sustain mental and physical health.

 

REACH

Grant emphasis: Technology Capacity

 

REACH will purchase a laptop, projector, and printer to build the infrastructure allowing increased opportunities for engagement in personal, social and educational learning opportunities for young women. Their vision is to create a sustainable environment conducive to learning where young girls from all walks of life are provided with an inclusive service characterized by morals, principles, values, standards, and leadership.

 

Reconciliation Services

Grant emphasis: Organizational Development

 

Reconciliation Services will hire a consultant to facilitate a training on new technology equipment and accounting system, in addition to training to ensure staff rare knowledgeable of  HIPPA regulations and confidentiality regarding health records. Services provided include mental health, substance abuse treatment and support, emergency assistance, and a food pantry.

 

St John Missionary Baptist Church

Grant emphasis: Organizational Development and Technology Capacity

 

St John Missionary Baptist Church will purchase laptop computer, printer to develop their technology capacity, and enhance health event promotion. Further, they will hire a consultant to assist in the development of a non-profit Board of Directors and with obtaining the 501(c)3 status.  This infrastructure development will enhance their HIV/AIDS Outreach Ministry which brings enhanced awareness of the importance of education and testing.  

 

St. Monica Parish

Grant emphasis: Technology Capacity and Organizational Development

 

St. Monica Parish will purchase a laptop, projector, and telephone tree messaging system to build their infrastructure, and better enable reach into the community. Key volunteers will be trained to use the new equipment. One of their health programs includes HIV/AIDS testing, abstinence education and emphasizing the importance of awareness, compassion, self-esteem and self-love.

 

The Sunshine Organization

Grant emphasis: Organizational Development

 

The Sunshine Organization will purchase grant writing and management software, and send one staff member to a grant writing training.  The organization provides capacity building services to faith-based and youth oriented organizations, specifically strategic planning, grant development and management, and headship training.  

 

United Missionary Baptist Church

Grant emphasis: Technology Capacity

 

United Missionary Baptist Church will purchase a laptop computer, monitor, printer, an electronic binding machine, and will develop a website. One of their main goals is to increase awareness of cardiovascular disease, risk factors and prevention strategies through empowerment of participants to take greater control of their health by making appropriate lifestyle changes and consulting their healthcare provider regarding their risk factors.

 

Mini Grant Awardees 2011

Heartland Health Network Mini Grant Awardees – Start date: June 2011 – End Date: June 2012 Maximum award - $2,500.00

Blessed Home Health Care

Grant emphasis: Organizational Development

 

Blessed Homes will develop their infrastructure through strategic planning and board development. A consultant will be hired to facilitate a strategic plan, and enhance management skills.  Marketing materials for prospective board members will be created. Blessed Home Health Care’s vision is to improve quality of life for African American elderly and those with disabilities.  Services provided include skilled nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy.

           

Calvary Temple Baptist Church

Grant emphasis: Strategic Planning

 

Calvary Temple Baptist Church will hire consultants to further develop the organization, and envision their future. The Strategic Planning process will include the development of goals, objectives, action plans and preparing a final implementation strategy. The consultants will conduct selected training sessions, and confidential interviews with key stakeholders. They offer numerous health and wellness services and outreach ministries.  

 

Christian Fellowship Baptist Church

Grant emphasis: Technical and Infrastructure Development

 

Christian Fellowship Baptist Church will purchase financial management software to better track and report programmatic activity.  A new LCD projector will enhance the reach of health and awareness seminars delivered off-site. They will develop and train an advisory committee to assist the health ministry leaders to better coordinate programmatic resources. Part of their mission is to encourage good health habits through preventative health care.

 

Concord Hope House

Grant emphasis: Board Development and Strategic Planning

 

Concord Hope House will hire a consultant to assist with board member recruitment, orientation and training, facilitation of a strategic plan and revision of policies and procedures. Services provided include counseling, rehabilitation, vocational and case management to help clients live a full and independent life.

 

Empowering Our Young Girls

Grant emphasis: Technology Capacity

 

Empowering Our Young Girls will purchase a laptop, printer, and hire a consultant to create a website. This technology will improve access to health education information, the ability to create and distribute health promotion materials and reach a broader audience.  Their mission is to inspire, uplift, and educate young girls through teaching self-love, empowerment and health awareness.

 

Grace of Greater KC

Grant emphasis: Technology Capacity

 

Grace of Greater KC will purchase a laptop, Microsoft Office software, and a printer. A newsletter and brochure will be developed to enhance reach through communicating services and support available. Their mission is to reduce stigma, isolation and increase access to care by improving health outcomes for HIV-positive women through a monthly support group.

 

Heaven Sent Outreach Ministries

Grant emphasis: Technology Capacity and Organizational Development

 

Heaven Sent Outreach Ministries will purchase a computer, printer and financial management software. They will hire a consultant to assist in applying for 501c3 status and to provide training on nonprofit fiscal accountability. The increased capacity will allow for increased dissemination of available outreach services. Their HIV/AIDs Ministry brings education and awareness of the disease to the community through health fairs, workshops and educational workshops.

 

Lift HIM Up Ministries

Grant emphasis: Organizational Development

 

Lift HIM Up Ministries will purchase a laptop computer, printer, projector screen, and health focused computer software. The equipment will be used to access health and wellness information to develop materials, increase awareness of services, and display health promotion videos. The goal is to educate the community to the value of healthy eating and nutritional choices.

 

Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church

Grant emphasis: Technology Capacity

 

Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church will purchase a computer, software, and a television. The equipment will be used to create and distribute printed health information, and to increase awareness of current programming. Audio-visual vignettes surrounding mental and physical health will be developed and shown at the church. The goals are to increase awareness of mental and physical health issues impacting the community, and to increase knowledge of available services.

 

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Grant emphasis: Infrastructure Development

 

Mt. Olive Baptist Church will purchase a computer and hire a consultant to develop a website, and to evaluate the website effectiveness in reaching the community. The consultant will also train the Mt. Olive IT person to maintain the website and track usage. The goal is to connect with faith-based and/or non-profit organizations to collaborate, learn and support each other. Mt. Olive provides a learning environment for children, offers homelessness services and outreach, organizes crime prevention initiatives, and is attempting to build capacity of Latino churches in their community

 

Pillars of Truth Ministries

Grant emphasis: Technology Capacity

 

Pillars of Truth Ministries will purchase a laptop, Microsoft Office software, printer, and a phone tree system. This technology will be used to research best practices for an annual health fair and track outcomes, develop promotional and workshop materials, create an email database of key stakeholders, and connect via telephone. The health fair goal is to educate participants about their current health and future health management. Specific health issues of focus include glaucoma, diabetes, and hypertension,

 

Sisters of the Spirit

Grant emphasis: Organizational Development and Technology Capacity

 

Sisters of the Spirit will purchase a laptop computer, software, including QuickBooks, and a LCD projector. This technology will enable tracking of financial activities, and the impact of current programming. A consultant will be hired to facilitate a strategic planning process and assist with board development.  Their outreach efforts and annual events are designed to educate, motivate, empower, and support programs through building self-esteem.

 

Reporting

Community Engaged Partnership Development Grant 2013
Community Engaged Partnership Development grant awardees are required to complete and submit one Final Report , Budget, and Budget Justification by July 1, 2013.  Templates are below.  Once you have completed the required documents please save with your organization's name and email to hhn@umkc.edu. Additionally, each partner must complete the partnership satisfaction survey by July 1, 2013 by clicking here. 

Mini Grant Awardees 2012
Mini Grant awardees
are required to complete both the Final Report and Budget Justification by June 1, 2013. Templates are below.  Once you have completed the required documents please save with your organization's name and email to hhn@umkc.edu.

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