Words for Good® is proud to share several grant award announcements this month. Community Health Network has been awarded $1.6 million from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for its “Improving Physical and Mental Health for People with Serious Mental Illness” project that will integrate primary care into four east-central Indiana behavioral health sites designated for seriously mentally ill patients who have or are at risk for co-occurring primary care conditions and/or chronic illnesses. Community Health Network also received an award from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to purchase assistive technology equipment to improve outcomes for patients with spinal cord injuries.
Southeast Community Services, Inc. (SECS) was selected to receive a $50,000 award from the Indianapolis Foundation for its Center for Working Families, which provides employment support, financial coaching, and income supports for disadvantaged residents of southeast Indianapolis.
We also want to congratulate Covering Kids & Families of Indiana (CKF-IN) on receiving a $997,810 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of round III of HHS’ Connecting Kids to Health Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Grants. The two-year award—the only award made in Indiana—will increase the number of eligible children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in eight Indiana communities, as well as connect them with medical homes. Words for Good developed the application in partnership with Community Solutions.