July 28, 2017, Detroit, Mich.— Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) announced the approval of 4 additional grants totaling more than $200,000 for pediatric health and wellness programs. This additional funding brings CHMF’s total funding approved in 2017 to more than $5.19 million. Established in 2003, CHMF is dedicated to advancing the health and wellness of children in Michigan through philanthropic support emphasizing five primary focus areas: injury prevention, oncology and cardiology research, abuse and neglect, behavioral health, and nutritional wellness.

Highlighted grants funded include:

  • Funding to Authority Health for an innovative new partnership to provide improved access to health care in several underserved social welfare and school locations, and provide urban health care experience to medical residents, through partnerships with Loyola High School, Black Family Development, and the Thrive By Five program at The Development Center.
  • To support two American Psychological Association (APA) accredited psychology PhD interns at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Support of these interns will not only serve the mental health needs of patients at Children’s Hospital and the community, but will enhance the field of pediatric Health Service Psychology. A this time, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Psychology Internship is the only APA-Accredited Psychology Internship with a focus on Pediatric Psychology in the State of Michigan.
  • To provide special needs car seats for patients discharged from the Children’s Hospital of Michigan whose conditions do not allow them to use a standard car seat.

“These additional grants are important to our strategic priorities. The grant to Authority Health is a wonderful example of our new approach to broaden our impact on the community. In this case, it’s a dynamic partnership involving five community organizations,” commented Lawrence J. Burns, President & CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

To view a full listing of grants approved in 2017, CLICK HERE.

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