During the fourth quarter, the Coleman Foundation approved two grants totaling $304,000 in the area of Health and Rehabilitation that promote the strategies outlined in the Foundation’s Cancer Impact Plan. These grants 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.
University of Chicago Medical Center was awarded a grant of $229,500 to support the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program, which is intended to provide additional training and experience to physicians to practice palliative medicine. The fellowship program will help meet the increasing demand for skilled physicians in palliative medicine and end-of-life care. The grant will support three one-year fellowships over a three year time frame.
Stillwaters Cancer Support Services was awarded a grant of $74,500 to support the Psychosocial Collaboration Project with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. This project will demonstrate a model of care that is interdisciplinary and triages care appropriately. Through establishment of project, the two organizations will focus on programming to reduce emotional distress for cancer patients and family members. Stillwaters will work with hospital staff to deliver psychosocial support on site at the medical facility, an also extend services at their cancer support center.