2020 Hearts Grantees

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DEEP training for remote Diabetes Self Management Education after patient discharge

Train pharmacy discharge and hospital staff to educate patients and caregivers on diabetes self-care.

HOPE in Chronic Kidney Disease

Purchase home blood pressure machine for patients with kidney disease and teach self-measurements and tracking to decrease readmissions.

Partnering with the Bayview Community to Achieve Perinatal Health Equity

Support the foundational implementation steps of launching the “Pregnancy Pop-Up Village” with Bayview community and leaders Pregnancy Pop-Up Village is a community-health system-city partnership, that delivers co-located clinical care, government/public health entitlements, and wraparound services into high-need neighborhoods, as a “one-stop-shop”, on a recurring basis.

Sustaining and Expanding the ZSFG Patient Pantry in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Expand the ZSFG Patient Pantry to provide families served by the Obstetrics, Midwifery, and Gynecology Clinic with basic necessities.

Equity Education Task Force

Address racial disparities in cancer treatment by developing a monthly equity education series to help staff identify biases, talk honestly about race, and grow an understanding of how racism shapes healthcare.

Increasing Access for UCSF COPE Resilience and Emotional Well-Being Resources

Translate emotional coping skills videos into Spanish to increase access to UCSF and ZSFG employees.

Discharge Resource Kits for Patients Diagnosed with COVID-19

Provide patients diagnosed with COVID-19 resource kits with basic hygiene items necessary to promote recovery and prevent further transmission.

Caring for the Caregiver: Developing Wellness Champions

Develop a curriculum to provide wellness champions from different departments with training to lead wellness exercises and provide staff with emotional support and spiritual care.

Lifting Our Patients: Rideshare for ZSFG Perioperative Care

Provide no-cost rideshare transportation to patients undergoing procedures at ZSFG. The project will expand the current program from the Preop Clinic into the entire peroperative area.

Early Literacy from Birth for ALL infants born at ZSFG

Establish early and sustainable parental-infant verbal interaction for all infants and increase infant-parent bonding engagement in the Intensive Care Nursery.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Education with a focus on Pregnant people of color

Expand the breastfeeding education program to address disparities for pregnant people of color. The program will build a more confident post-partum parent and improve health outcomes for the birth parent and baby.

Structures and Self: Advancing Equity and Justice in Sexual and Reproductive Health Case Development

Teach clinical learners to consider how systems of power and legacies of structural oppression impact care for patients.

Creating Community Through Food

Provide staff with cultural experiences through food to break down racial barriers, improve understanding of each other, and provide better service to patients, visitors, and staff.

Sustaining and Expanding the ZSFG Patient Pantry in the Children’s Health Center

Provide families from the Children’s Health Center with basic supplies from the ZSFG Patient Pantry, particularly diapers.

Educational Kits for Elementary School-Aged Children

Equip elementary school-aged children with the necessary supplies to effectively participate in distance learning during shelter-in-place.

Gender Diversity and Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

Provide transgender patients with skilled pelvic health physical therapy and adequate medical equipment.

Diabetes Education and Support in the Digital Age – Improving Access to Diabetes Tools for Patients

Improve accessibility to existing multilingual and multicultural, low literacy diabetes teaching tools and resources.

Equity in Evidence-Based Maternity Care: A Community-Based Doula Care

Provide high-quality doula services to women who cannot afford this evidence-based intervention.

Safe Transportation for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Provide safe transportation for cancer patients and survivors to continue accessing adequate and timely cancer care.

CHC Bridges Clinic: Newcomer Access to Legal & Mental Health Services during COVID

Expand and provide uninterrupted access to mental health and legal services by forging additional partnerships with organizations deeply rooted within the community.

Promoting Sickle Cell Disease Care Equity through Awareness and Education

Develop an educational series for healthcare workers to increase competency in SCD management and promote equity by addressing how structural racism affects SCD care.

Advanced Equity and Justice Training

Develop advanced trainings and tools in collaboration with community partners to address harms on patients due to racism and bias.

Your generosity will have an immediate impact—and a lasting effect—on the equity and efficacy of public health in San Francisco.

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