Evidence based Partnering Proactive
2013 Annual Report
Letter to the
“When life kicks you, let it kick you forward.” That’s how Kay Yow, former North Carolina State University head women’s basketball coach, put it when she talked about her battle with breast cancer. That is a trial I understand, having faced my own breast cancer diagnosis in March 2013. Thanks to early detection and the excellent care I received at Cone Health, I am cancer free today. Cancer treatment, any cancer treatment, is complex with a myriad of doctors, diagnostic tests, medical bills and treatment decisions to be made. Despite a nursing background and 30 years’ experience in health care, when it is your body tattooed with radiation targets and it’s you in a thin, open-back cotton gown – you feel vulnerable and overwhelmed. Feelings of vulnerability and being overwhelmed stayed with me as I healed from surgery and began radiation treatments. My experience made me more acutely aware of how vital the work of our grantees is to our community. Our grantees support the people of our community at some of their toughest, most vulnerable moments: When they have just heard their diagnosis for the first time; grappled with chronic disease without health insurance; learned they are going to be parents sooner than expected; or understood that addiction is a lifetime struggle. And, the goal is always the same – move forward to a new beginning – a new place of hope, with more tools, education and understanding than before. Our grantee partners are the builders, connectors and mediators, doing the tough work of supporting people every day. Their efforts to improve the health and well-being of people in greater Greensboro guide and inspire us every day. We are privileged to work with them…moving forward every day. Sincerely,
Susan F. Shumaker President About the cover: In November 2013, Cone Health Foundation asked grantees the following question: “What three words or phrases best describe Cone Health Foundation?” Forty grantees provided 123 answers. The word cloud on the cover contains the 39 most commonly used words, with the size of the words representing their relative frequency.
Cone Health Foundation distributed $4.6 million in grants to 38 Greensboro-area nonprofit organizations. The median award amount was $55,000, and 52 percent of grant awards were made to increase access to health care. These awards support agencies working in the Foundation’s four focus areas of grantmaking. Some fall outside of these defined categories and support community collaborations. Access to Health Care
Cone Health Congregational Nurse Program Family Service of the Piedmont Guilford Adult Health Guilford County Coalition on Infant Mortality Guilford County Department of Public Health Guilford County Department of Social Services HealthServe
Children’s Home Society of North Carolina Guilford Child Development Guilford County Department of Public Health Outreach Development
Initiative to Increase Access to Care for Vulnerable Populations North Carolina A&T State University Partnership for Community Care Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Partners for Healthy Youth Planned Parenthood Health Systems Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine Young Women’s Christian Association
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
Central Carolina Health Network Cone Health Regional Center for Infectious Disease Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency Triad Health Project
Alcohol and Drug Services of Guilford D R E A M S Treatment Services Guilford Adult Health Guilford CARES Guilford County Department of Social Services Guilford County Schools
Substance Malachi House II Abuse & Mary’s House Mental Mental Health Association Health in Greensboro North Carolina A&T State University The Servant Center The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Community Collaborations Action Greensboro Building Stronger Neighborhoods Communities That Care Cone Health Sickle Cell Center
Cone Health Workforce Development Guilford Nonprofit Consortium Partners Ending Homelessness United Way of Greater Greensboro
Cone Health Foundation continues to make a difference in the health of our communities. Below are highlights of just a few of our efforts to measurably improve the health of people in the greater Greensboro area. Cone Health Foundation funded:
Access to Health Care • Access to comprehensive prenatal care for 347 women with 96 percent of program babies weighing a healthy weight. • Primary care services to nearly 300 behavioral health clients resulting in reduced Emergency Department visits. More than half (56 percent) of the patients had normal or improved blood pressure, and improved body mass index over the year.
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention • Seven medically accurate, comprehensive sexuality education programs that reached 2,722 teens, encouraging them to make responsible choices, including postponing sexual intercourse and increasing condom use. • Two secondary adolescent pregnancy prevention programs that touched 295 young women with the goal of reducing the incidence of repeat births, increasing high school graduation rates, and ensuring that participating teens deliver healthy birth weight babies.
HIV/AIDS • Eleven programs reaching 3,262 people that educate about the threat of HIV and how to prevent it. • Two clinical settings – one medical and one dental – that served a combined 2,844 patients by increasing access to care, improving health outcomes for people living with HIV, and decreasing the disparities in health outcomes and HIV transmission.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health • An academy that gave training in substance abuse and mental health best practice interventions to 303 local providers representing 80 different agencies. • Education for 4,299 people to learn about medicine misuse among teens, and a community engagement initiative to reduce the impact of prescription and over-the-counter drug misuse.
Grantmaking Access to Health Care
Advocacy, Evaluation and Response to Community Needs
$570,400 Substance Abuse & Mental Health
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
Millions of Dollars
2013-2014 Board of Directors Frank Mascia, Chair David F. Leeper, Vice Chair Phillip L. McAlpin, Secretary Leigh Ann Klee, Treasurer Margaret B. Arbuckle, PhD John F. Campbell, MD Griselda S. Clark Sue W. Cole Thomas E. Cone John M. Cross, Jr. Addy Jeffrey Afrique I. Kilimanjaro R. Preston Lentz, MD Rev. Diane L. Givens Moffett, DMin Harriett T. Smalls Inez Tuck, PhD, RN Von Best Whitaker, PhD, FAAN
Staff Susan Fitzgibbon Shumaker, President Sandra Welch Boren, Vice President and Senior Program Officer Antonia Monk Reaves, Vice President and Senior Program Officer Kathy P. Jarman, Executive Secretary Vicki P. Walker, Finance and Grants Manager
Cone Health Foundation is a grantmaking organization and does not raise funds. We make grants to qualified organizations in the greater Greensboro area whose programs fall within the scope of our four priority areas, and we advocate for issues that align with our priority areas. Our funding priority areas are:
Access to Health Care Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention HIV/AIDS Substance Abuse & Mental Health
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