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Grant Awards 2014

Kevin Mahoney

Administration for Community Living
"Veterans Directed Home and Community Based Services Technical Assistance"
$255,000
September 23, 2014

The National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS) will support the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in the development of participant direction in the Aging and Disability Network (A/DN) focusing on expanding Veteran-Directed Home and Community-Based Services (VDHCBS). The NRCPDS will also work with the A/DN to support its understanding and application of the latest Department of Labor (DoL) regulations for the Companionship Exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Summer Hawkins

National Institute of Health/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
"Early Determinants of Childhood Obesity: Etiology Disparities Policy Analysis"
$225,889 ($739,087)
September 10, 2014

Summer Hawkins was awarded additional funding of $225,889 from the NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development to continue her research on early determinants of childhood obesity.

Kevin Mahoney

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
"A Demonstration & Evaluation of Self-Direction in Behavioral Health"
$326,635 ($999,995)
August 20, 2014

Kevin Mahoney received a $1 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to conduct a multi-state demonstration and evaluation of self-direction in behavioral health.

Kevin Mahoney

Centene Corporation
"Managed Care and Participant Direction"
$211,113
August 20, 2014

Kevin Mahoney was awarded $211,113 by the Centene Corporation in order to provide technical assistance consultation regarding person-centered and participant-directed (PC/PD) Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) in Florida and Tennessee.

Marylou Sudders

Council on Social Work Education
CSWE Partnership Grant
$10,000 ($27,000)
August 18, 2014

Professor Sudders received additional funding of $10,000 from the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) to continue the person-centered and participant-directed (PC/PD) Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) competencies within the social work curricula to prepare MSW graduates for effective practice in ACL-funded aging and disability network services.

Kevin Mahoney

Council on Social Work Education/New York Community Trust
"Partnerships for Person-Centered and Participant-Directed Long-Term Services and Supports"
$59,597 ($120,780)
July 30, 2014

The Council on Social Work Education provided additional funding of $59,597 to Kevin Mahoney and the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS) through a grant from the New York Community trust. This project is a partnership with schools, faculty, MSW students and community agencies to infuse person-centered and participant-directed concepts in social work curriculums and create a pipeline of future workers.

James Lubben

Sovereign Bank/Banco Santander
"International PhD in Social Welfare"
$75,000 ($450,000)
July 28, 2014

James Lubben was awarded a gift of $75,000 from Banco Santander to continue with the International PhD in Social Welfare Program in the Graduate School of Social Work.

David Takeuchi

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
"Access to Clean and Safe Water: In-depth Interviews with Community Residents"
$10,000
July 2, 2014

David Takeuchi received funding of $10,000 from the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) in order to conduct in-depth interviews with community residents regarding access to clean and safe water.

David Takeuchi

University of Chicago/NIH
"Culture, Family Process and Development Outcomes in Asian American Youth"
$14,238 ($128,141)
June 25, 2014

David Takeuchi received additional funding of $14,238 to continue researching the role of culture, family process, and development outcomes in Asian American youth.

Kevin Mahoney

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
"Veteran Directed Home and Community Based Services Program"
$258,500
June 17, 2014

Kevin Mahoney was awarded additional funding of $258,500 by The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to continue to support the Veteran Directed HCBS training of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMC) and Veteran Integrated Service Network (VISN) staff on the concepts and principles of participant veteran directed services.

 

Kevin Mahoney

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging
"Accelerating Adoption of Participant Direction Philosophy and Models in the Aging Network"
$69,979 ($1,154,676)

June 5, 2014

The Administration on Aging awarded supplemental funding of $69,979 to Kevin Mahoney and the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS) to continue to enhance home and community based service delivery by identifying essential skills necessary in job occupations that provide assistance to individuals in finding and obtaining home and community based services and developing staff competency training.

Alberto Godenzi/Westy Egmont

Vilcek Foundation
"Immigrant Integration Lab (IIL) Research Dissemination"
$10,000 ($20,000)
June 2, 2014

Dean Alberto Godenzi and Westy Egmont received additional funding of $10,000 from the Vilcek Foundation to support research dissemination at the GSSW Immigrant Integration Lab.

James Lubben

Gerontological Society of America
"Hartford/GSA National Center on Gerontological Social Work Excellence"
$40,000 ($190,000)
May 13, 2014

James Lubben received additional funding of $40,000 by the Gerontological Society of America to continue work on the Hartford Academic Center for Excellence (ACE).

James Lubben

Sovereign Bank/Banco Santander
"International PhD in Social Welfare"
$75,000 ($450,000)
March 5, 2014

James Lubben was awarded an additional gift of $75,000 from Sovereign Bank/Banco Santander to continue with the International PhD in Social Welfare Program in the Graduate School of Social Work.

Suzanne Crisp

Academy Health
"Technical Assistance for Health for Health Care Financing and Organization Initiative"
$6,992
February 12, 2014

Suzanne Crisp, the Director of Program Design & Implementation at the GSSW's National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Service (NRCPDS) was awarded $6,992 from Academy Health to provide technical assistance and consultation on payment reform strategies specifically as it relates to consumer education, counseling, and monitoring.

Judi Casey

University of Pennsylvania/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
"The Next Generation Work and Family Network"
$5,542 ($307,578)
February 3, 2014

Judi Casey was awarded additional funding of $5,542 from the University of Pennsylvania to continue the transition of the Sloan Network to the Open Access Network funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation at the University of Pennsylvania.

Marylou Sudders

Council on Social Work Education
"CSWE Partnership Project Grant"
$9,000 ($27,000)
January 29, 2014

Professor Sudders received $9,000 from the Council on Social Work Education to infuse person-centered and participant-directed (PC/PD) Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) competencies within the social work curricula to prepare MSW graduates for effective practice in ACL-funded aging and disability network services.

David Takeuchi

University of Chicago/NIH
"Culture, Family Process and Development Outcomes in Asian American Youth"
$28,476 ($128,141)
January 8, 2014

The project will be examining the role of culture, family process, and development outcomes in Asian American youth. Dr. Takeuchi will be assisting with questionnaire development, sampling design, and writing papers from the data analysis.

Vince Lynch

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
"26th Annual National Social Work and HIV/AIDS Conference"
$25,000
January 7, 2014

Gilead Sciences, Inc. has donated $25,000 in support of the annual HIV/AIDS Conference. The 26th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS will be held May 22-25, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. The theme of the conference will be "New Practice Approaches…For a New Era in HIV/AIDS Care."