MMS and Alliance Charitable Foundation: 2013-2014 Grants

Community Action and Care for the Medically Uninsured

AIDS Project Worcester $25,000 – to continue and expand rapid testing for HIV and HCW as well as for other STIs such as gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia .

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center $10,000 – to support the delivery of Responding to Disclosure for Medical Professionals trainings to medical professionals at Boston Medical Center and Newton Wellesley Hospital.

The Family Van $25,000 – to support the organization’s Youth Initiative, more specifically, the training of volunteers to co-lead a summer program; focus on youth specific health priorities, and to develop youth-specific marketing initiatives. View Report

Girls Inc of Worcester $10,000 – to support Promoting Health Lifestyles for At-Risk Girls and its program components Fit Girls and Friendly PEERsuasian aimed at improving the health of vulnerable low- and moderate-income girls in Worcester.

Katie Brown Educational Program $25,000 – to support the development of a formal Relationship Violence Prevention Education program to be delivered on college campuses. View Final Report (.pdf, 3 pages)

Lynn Community Health Center $16,500 – to support the Teen Health Clinic which opened in October 2013; more specifically through outreach in an attempt to increase access points for teens, including peer-to-peer education, workshops, events, and social media.

MetroWest Free Medical Program $15,000 – to support Diabetes Care for the Uninsured, which will include identifying clients in need of diabetes care, and provide medical management, education and support to improve their ability for self-management while assisting them with accessing a primary care physician.

Peer Health Exchange $25,000 – to support Peer Health Exchange Boston, more specifically to train 450 college students to teach comprehensive health education to 4,100 high school students who would not otherwise receive this education.

The Sharewood Project $10,000  to support this entirely student-operated medical clinic which relies exclusively on volunteers to provide free health services to Greater Boston’s most vulnerable residents.

Sunday Special Needs Swim Program $5,000 – to support the cost of the special needs swim teachers who run two back-to-back, 45 minute session on Sundays, with 25 special needs children in each session, along with 40 volunteers.

Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires $20,000 – to support year one of the shared medical appointment program focusing on chronic disease.

Women’s Lunch Place $10,000 – to support the organization’s mission of providing a safe, comfortable daytime shelter, serve nutrition food, and offer essential services to improve the health and well-being of women who are experiencing poverty or homelessness.

International Health Studies

Sophia Kostelanetz – Tufts University School of Medicine – Haiti

Priya Shankar – Boston University School of Medicine – India

Rebecca Cook, MD – IM/Pediatrics Resident, MGH – Uganda 

Matthew Corey, MD – Internal Medicine Resident, BMC – Mexico

Brian Guercio, MD – Emergency Medicine Resident, BMC – Thailand 

Catherine Mygatt, MD – Family Medicine Resident, Lawrence – Ghana 

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