2014 Responsive Grant Awards

EHF's Responsive Grant Program provides financial support to nonprofit organizations who are working ot improve a variety of health outcomes.

See 2014 Grantees here

 

Healthcare Insurance Enrollment Here is Near Top of Exchange

Journal of Business, April 10, 2014

Washington State Health Benefit Exchange is one of the national leaders among states in enrolling participants in qualified health plans, and Spokane County is one of the top counties for enrollment in the state, based on preliminary data compiled by the exchange. Read more

 

Empire Health Foundation to Triple its Giving

Journal of Business, December 05, 2013:  By Linn Parish

The Empire Health Foundation is projecting that its investment in health care initiatives next year will grow even faster than the size of its endowment. Antony Chiang, president of the nonprofit health foundation, says the organization this year has contributed $1.8 million toward health-related grant requests and a handful of its own initiatives. Next year, he says, "We're going to triple that."

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Teaching Health Center Grant Awarded: Medical Residency Slots to Expand

New Riverpoint clinic, medical residencies funded by federal grant

December 21, 2013, Spokesman Review

A federal grant announced Friday will expand the number of medical residents in Spokane and help create a medical-training clinic in Spokane’s University District, where students and educators will work in teams to find better ways to deliver health care to area residents.

The $900,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services will cover the cost of adding six more medical residents in Spokane. Some of the money will also cover the cost of adding faculty and outfitting the new clinic, said Mike Wilson, senior adviser for Providence Health Care’s Spokane operations.

Providence Health, Washington State University Spokane and the Empire Health Foundation received the grant and will manage the operation as it moves forward. Read More

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*  Cheney Schools report decline in obesity - featured story

Othello KidsCheney school district demonstrated fantastic impact in improving the health of the children they serve.  Their work, and partnership with Empire Health Foundation, is featured in a recent newspaper article.  EHF's investment in re-training their food service workers as part of our Obesity Prevention initiative, is one segment of a multi-prong strategy not only in the schools but also in the communities. 

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HUD Secretary Donovan and COF CEO Spruill present national award to EHF and partners

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From left to right:  HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Suzanne Dolle (Board Chair Cheney Public Schools), Antony Chiang, Paul Simmons (City of Cheney Parks and Recreation Director), Sarah Lyman, Vicky Spruill (CEO Council of Foundations), and Deb Clemens (Superintendent Cheney Public Schools). 
 
2013 Secretary’s Award for Public Philanthropic Partnership:  Presented by HUD Secretary Donovan and the Council of Foundations (“COF”) in recognition of “an exemplary public-philanthropic partnership which has transformed the relationship among the sectors, led to measurable benefits for residents and community, and serves as a role model for other communities”.  Recognizing Obesity Prevention initiative with multi-prong strategy anchored by scratch cooking in schools, resulting in reduced obesity rates.  Please see press release below:
 
 

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*  School districts move to healthy scratch cooking featured

Othello KidsTwo school districts, Othello and Cheney, demonstrated amazing commitment to making significant change to improve the health of the children they serve.  Their work, and partnership with Empire Health Foundation, is featured in a newspaper article.  EHF's investment in re-training their food service workers as part of our Obesity Prevention initiative, is one segment of a multi prong strategy not only in the schools but also in the communities.  Cook for America, our partner that designed the "scratch cooking boot camp" that new school districts will go through next year, was recently featured in an ABC Nightline segment (click here to see the article and video).

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New Report Available!: Complex Trauma: Key Informant Perspectives, prepared for Empire Health Foundation by Clegg & Associates.

Click here for full report [pdf]

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