During the second quarter, the Coleman Foundation approved two grants totaling $307,000 in the area of Health and Rehabilitation.
The grant to Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago advances the strategies outlined in the Foundation’s Cancer Impact Plan, which are intended to provide various types of supports for cancer patients and survivors that will allow them to be fully engaged in their cancer treatment plan, and achieve the best possible outcome and quality of life. The grant award of $207,000 will fund development and establishment of the Interdisciplinary Cancer Survivorship (ICS) program, which includes supportive oncology services for patients from diagnosis through end of life. Funding will support a Survivorship Navigator who will coordinate care that includes development of survivorship care plans, psychosocial support, nutrition counseling, exercise programming, integrative therapies, and palliative care.
Almost Home Kids was awarded a $100,000 grant to establish a Medical Education Program for students, residents, fellows and practicing physicians. As an outpatient facility transitioning children from hospital to home, Almost Home Kids will serve as the training site to give physicians the knowledge, skills and understanding to competently care for children with special health care needs an outpatient setting. This is the only program in Illinois that will teach physicians how to manage children's complex medical issues, which can translate to coordinated, appropriate care after they return to their home enviroment.