The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey announces the approval of $1,448,727 in new grants, bringing its total granting for 2021 to a total of over $7 million.
New funding includes an award of $153,475 to the Newark Community Street Team for the agency’s new Trauma Recovery Center. The grant continues HFNJ’s support of the Street Team and its recognition of violence prevention and violence-induced trauma as an important public health issue.
A third year of support, in the amount of $186, 877, went to Playworks, Inc. for its work building a healthy school climate for youth in Newark’s Public Schools. In addition, $99,000 went to Easter Seals of NJ for expanding physical and mental healthcare by providing counsellors and case workers with expertise in signing for deaf and hard-of-hearing populations in greater Essex County. A grant of $99,300 was awarded to the Kessler Foundation for the development of home-based stroke rehab protocols using virtual reality.
Finally, capital grants to improve healthcare for low income, vulnerable populations in hospital and institutional setting were awarded to Trinitas Regional Medical Center for the upgrading of its interventional radiology suite ($500,000 outright and a challenge grant of $250,000), and to Broadway House to upgrade its nurse call and patient broadcast systems ($160,315).