The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and the Jamie Daniels Foundation announce new partnership

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Contact: Jill Nelson
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
313-966-2022

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and the Jamie Daniels Foundation announce new partnership focusing on opioid addiction

DETROIT, June X 2018 – The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) and the Jamie Daniels Foundation announced today a new partnership that will focus on the opioid crisis.

The Jamie Daniels Foundation was established by Ken Daniels, Red Wings television announcer, and his family, in honor of his late son, Jamie, who died from an overdose at the age of 23 while receiving treatment for addiction. Despite the support of his family, Jamie’s life was tragically lost due to substandard care and the predatory practices that exist in the billion-dollar addiction-recovery business.

“By working with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and with their expertise in fundraising, grantmaking and advocacy, the dream of the Jamie Daniels Foundation is now a reality. We will be able to serve children and families when they need it most,” said Daniels. “Jamie’s legacy should be to save lives and make our community and our nation more aware of what happened to him, which this partnership will allow.”

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation will assist with The Jamie Daniels Foundation, which will legally exist under CHMF’s governance and finance structure, with fund development, financial management and generating awareness about the opioid abuse epidemic.  Resources generated through this collaboration will be used to further the Jamie Daniels Foundation’s mission of assisting individuals and families who are struggling with addiction by providing the education, resources, professional guidance and financial support they need to make recovery possible. Mental health is among the Foundation’s primary granting focus areas.

“This partnership with Ken and his family on The Jamie Daniels Foundation represents a model that the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Hospital Foundation strongly supports. Together, we will be able to advance more possibilities for young people and their families than those who loved and now miss Jamie Daniels would have been able to on their own,” said Matt Friedman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

To learn more about the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation please visit www.CHMFoundation.org.

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About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

Established in 2003, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is the state’s largest funder dedicated solely to advancing the health and wellness of the children of Michigan. Through funding and advocacy dedicated to three core pillars – Community Benefit, Pediatric Research and Medical Education – the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation enables researchers and community organizations to identify and implement innovations capable of advancing children’s health.  Since 2010 we have provided more than 42 million in grant funding.  Our current areas of focus include mental health, nutritional wellness, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research and injury prevention.

 

 

CHMF hosts Grant Announcement to honor 14 new community partners

On June 6th, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation hosted a special event in the Fisher Building to celebrate the second round of the 2018 grant cycle. The Foundation awards new funding to applicants whose work supports the Three Pillars (Community Benefit, Pediatric Research, and Medical Education) and Five Focus Areas (Nutritional Wellness, Abuse and Neglect, Injury Prevention, Mental Health, and Oncology/Cardiology). The funding from this grant cycle totals more than two million dollars and will support a total of 51 projects, 14 of which are new community partners with the Foundation.

“[The Foundation] has assembled an incredible community that is very focused on the vision they have created through the Three Pillars. This vision breathes life into so many of us who are on the front line trying to address the very issues that [the Foundation] has identified as critically important” -Brett Tillander, CEO at Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Counties.
Through funding, advocacy, and the addition of 14 new partnerships, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is deepening the impact on pediatric health needs and advancing the well-being of more children and families in the community.

14 new grant partnerships:
Beaumont Health System – River Rouge H.S. Beaumont Teen Health Center
Boys & Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Counties – Connect Today! Program
Care House of Oakland County – Breaking the Cycle of Abuse Program
Chad Tough Foundation / University of Michigan – Precision Oncology in a Multi-Institutional, Multi-Ethnic Cohort of Children with High-Risk Malignancies
Children’s Hospital Association / Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Speak Now for Kids 2018 Family Advocacy Day
Detroit Cristo Rey High School – Vision Testing and Eye Glass Replacement
Detroit Police / Detroit Public Safety Foundation– Children in Trauma Intervention Camp
Detroit Public Television – Detroit PBS Kids: Healthy Choices
Friendship Circle – Lessons for Life
Gleaners – Making Investments in the Lives of Kids (MILK) Movement
Jewish Foundation – “We Need to Talk” Multimedia Content Packages
Kids Kicking Cancer – The Heroes Circle – Children Healing Children
Ruth Ellis Center – Family Support Model with LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care
University Pediatricians Autism Center – Autism Center Program Training

 

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation announces 2.2 million in new grant funding for 51 projects

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jill Nelson
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
313-966-2022

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation announces 2.2 million in new grant funding for 51 projects to begin in 2018

DETROIT, June 6, 2018 –  Through grantmaking and advocacy, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation enables researchers and community organizations to fund innovations and services capable of advancing children’s health. These efforts have totaled more than $40 million in grant funding since 2011.

Every year the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation awards new funding to a carefully selected group of applicants whose work supports the Foundation’s Three Pillars (Community Benefit, Pediatric Research and Medical Education) and Five Focus Areas (Nutritional Wellness, Abuse & Neglect, Injury Prevention, Mental Health and Oncology/Cardiology).

The Foundation is pleased to announce that in the second round of their 2018 grant cycle, funding for 51 projects totaling 2.2 million dollars has been awarded.  While the Foundation remains committed to supporting Children’s Hospital of Michigan and affiliates, 14 of these grant recipients are new community partners to the Foundation.

“As we continue our journey toward becoming a leading community foundation for children in Michigan and beyond, expanding our network of partners is key.  These 14 new relationships will allow us to broaden our reach and make an impact on the health and wellness of more children and families,” stated Lawrence J. Burns, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

The 14 new grant partnerships include:

Beaumont Health System – River Rouge H.S. Beaumont Teen Health Center – $50,000

Boys & Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Counties – Connect Today! Program – $70,000

Care House of Oakland County – Breaking the Cycle of Abuse Program – $64,901

Chad Tough Foundation / University of Michigan – Precision Oncology in a Multi-Institutional, Multi-Ethnic Cohort of Children with High-Risk Malignancies – $592,101

Children’s Hospital Association / Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Speak Now for Kids 2018 Family Advocacy Day – $4,508

Detroit Cristo Rey High School – Vision Testing and Eye Glass Replacement – $30,850

Detroit Police / Detroit Public Safety Foundation– Children in Trauma Intervention Camp – $45,000

Detroit Public Television –  Detroit PBS Kids: Healthy Choices – $99,038

Friendship Circle – Lessons for Life – $50,000

Gleaners – Making Investments in the Lives of Kids (MILK) Movement – $35,000

Jewish Foundation – “We Need to Talk” Multimedia Content Packages – $50,000

Kids Kicking Cancer – The Heroes Circle – Children Healing Children – $75,000

Ruth Ellis Center – Family Support Model with LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care – $50,000

University Pediatricians Autism Center – Autism Center Program Training – $39,883

The Foundation will be holding a Community Benefit Grant Announcement reception on Wednesday, June 6th at 10am in the Fisher Building lobby, media invited to attend.  Please RSVP to Jill Nelson, 313-966-2022.

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About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

Established in 2003, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is the state’s largest funder dedicated solely to advancing the health and wellness of the children of Michigan. Through funding and advocacy dedicated to three core pillars – Community Benefit, Pediatric Research and Medical Education – the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation enables researchers and community organizations to identify and implement innovations capable of advancing children’s health.  Since 2011 we have provided more than 40 million in grant funding.  Our current areas of focus include mental health, nutritional wellness, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research and injury prevention.

Reach out and Read prepares children for literacy success for years to come

 

The learning experience a child has before they reach 5 years of age establishes the foundation for educational success for the duration of their lives. During this initial stage, the brain evolves at a rate faster than any other time within the developmental process, and children acquire language skills that prepare them for success in literacy and learning when they enter kindergarten, and throughout their education.

Throughout the United States, one out of six children between the ages of 1 and 5 regularly goes to bed without hearing a story read aloud. For children living in poverty, this figure may be higher, and often these children don’t have access to books in their homes.  Because of numbers like these, Reach Out and Read (ROAR) was founded as a national program by a group of pediatricians and educators who recognized the tremendous significance of infancy and toddlerhood in setting the stage for learning.

ROAR prepares children to succeed in school by engaging health care professionals to work with parents to reinforce the connection of literacy as an important part of childhood development. The program partners with pediatricians to provide each child with a free book at every check-up visit and extends literacy counseling to parents by providing tips and encouragement.

Through funding from the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, the ROAR program at Children’s Hospital of Michigan has impacted children’s lives by providing books and literacy counseling to thousands of families.  Reach Out and Read incorporates early childhood education into pediatric care with the hope that one day all children will be prepared to succeed in school.