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Grant Awards 2011

Thanh Tran and Keith Tsz-Kit Chan

The Gerontological Society of America
"Hartford Doctoral Fellowship"
$25,000
December 9, 2011

Keith Chan received $25,000 from The Gerontological Society of America towards his Hartford Doctoral Fellowship to support work on his dissertation proposal entitled, "Examining the Measurement of Physical and Psychological Health and their Relationship to Acculturation for Older Asian Americans."

Kevin Mahoney and Julie Norstrand

The Gerontological Society of America
"Hartford Doctoral Fellowship"
$25,000
December 9, 2011

Julie Norstrand received $25,000 from The Gerontological Society of America towards her Hartford Doctoral Fellowship to support work on her dissertation proposal entitled, "What Pathways Link Social Capital to Physical and Mental Health Among Older Adults."

Thomas Crea and Ruth McRoy

Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy at University of Southern Maine
"Hartford Doctoral Fellowship"
$16,998
November 29, 2011

Thomas Crea and Ruth McRoy received an additional $16,998 from The Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy at University of Southern Maine to continue to work on the evaluation research project in partnership with the Northeast & Caribbean Implementation Center (NCIC) and the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Eileen Ihrig

Hunter College/UNICEF
"Development of National Occupational Skills Standards for Social Work with a Focus on Child Protection"
$124,833
October 28, 2011

Eileen Ihrig was awarded $124,833 by Hunter College to assist in developing a culturally appropriate social work curriculum in collaboration with the government of Afghanistan. The funds will be used create a National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS), National Training Curricula, and certifications for social workers at three skills levels.

Vince Lynch

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
"24th Annual National Social Work and HIV/AIDS Conference"
$25,000
October 28, 2011

Gilead Sciences, Inc. has donated $25,000 in support of the annual HIV/AIDS Conference. The 24th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS will be held at the Hotel InterContinental in Miami, Florida, on May 24-27, 2012. The theme of the Conference will be "Linking Policy and Practice: Implications for HIV Social Work."

Katie McInnis-Dittrich and Philip Higgins

The American Cancer Society
"Training Grant in Oncology Social Work"
$20,000 ($40,000)
September 6, 2011

The American Cancer Society awarded an additional $20,000 to Philip Higgins to support work on his dissertation proposal entitled, "A Community-Based Palliative Care Social Work Intervention."

Kevin Mahoney

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
"An Environmental Scan of Self-Direction in Adult Behavioral Health Services & Supports"
$299,999
August 22, 2011

Kevin Mahoney was awarded $299,999 from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to conduct an environmental scan to determine the feasibility of deploying the Cash and Counseling model for people receiving behavioral-health supports and services.

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
"Assessing the Impact of Time & Place Management Policies"
$1,031,833
August 19, 2011

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded $1,031,833 to the Sloan Center for Aging and Work to assess the effectiveness of policy related to Time and Place Management (TPM) in the workplace.

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"
$499,997 ($2,249,993)
August 11, 2011

The Administration on Aging awarded $499,997 to Kevin Mahoney and the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS). The goal of this project is 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.

Kevin Mahoney

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
"Veteran Directed Home and Community Based Services Program"
$509,754
August 9, 2011

Kevin Mahoney was awarded $509,754 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.

Ruth McRoy and Charu Stokes

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation at the New York Community Trust
"Complex Lives: Resiliency of Midlife African American Women Living with HIV/AIDS Serving as Informal Kinship Care Providers"
$2,595
July 26, 2011

Charu Stokes has been selected as a Fahs-Beck Scholar and has been awarded a a grant in the amount of $2,595 to support work on her dissertation proposal entitled, "Complex Lives: Resiliency of Midlife African American Women Living with HIV/AIDS Serving as Informal Kinship Care Providers."

 

Kevin Mahoney

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
"Respite Care Guidebook Project"
$6,822
July 19, 2011

Kevin Mahoney was awarded $6,822 from the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center to develop a guidebook including case studies which can be used to provide an overview of Participant Direction (PD) for respite service offering.

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Melissa Brown

The Gerontological Society of America
"Hartford Doctoral Fellowship"
$25,000 ($50,000)
June 29, 2011

Melissa Brown received an additional $25,000 from The Gerontological Society of America towards her Hartford Doctoral Fellowship to continue to support work on her dissertation proposal entitled, "The Work-Eldercare Interface: Workplace Flexibility and Well-Being among Family Caregivers of Older Adults."

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
"Assessing the Impact of Time & Place Management Policies"
$65,103 ($1,108,791)
June 27, 2011

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded $65,103 to the Sloan Center for Aging and Work to assess the effectiveness of policy related to time and place Management (TPM) in the workplace.

Jim Lubben

Gerontological Society of America
"Strengthening Geriatric Social Work through a Doctoral Fellowship Program"
$210,069 ($754,485)
June 2, 2011

The Gerontological Society of America awarded additional funding of $210,069 to Jim Lubben so he may continue to support ongoing design and implementation of program objectives for the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Doctoral Fellowship Program.

Kevin Mahoney

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
"Veteran Directed Home and Community Based Services Program"
$60,000 ($1,559,616)
April 21, 2011

Kevin Mahoney received additional funding of $60,000 from The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This award will be used to support the research related to the Veteran Directed Home and Community Based Services Program.

Judi Casey

University of Pennsylvania/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
"The Next Generation Work and Family Network"
$137,398 ($307,578)
January 26, 2011

Judi Casey was awarded $137,398 from the University of Pennsylvania to transition the current Sloan Network located at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work to the New Open Access Network funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kevin Mahoney

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
"Self Direction/Cash & Counseling Research and Technical Assistance Center - Year 3 of 4"
$1,654,096 ($4,751,055)
January 19, 2011

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded Kevin Mahoney additional funding of $1,654,096 to support the research and technical assistance center for the Cash & Counseling initiative.

Kevin Mahoney

The Atlantic Philanthropies
"National Center for Consumer Direction - Year 3 of 3"
$1,107,840 ($3,500,000)
January 19, 2011

Kevin Mahoney was awarded $1,107,840 of additional funding from The Atlantic Philanthropies to continue his work at the National Center for Consumer Direction.

Kevin Mahoney

Acumen, LLC
"Technical Assistance to Medicaid HCBS Programs"
$33,581
January 18, 2011

Kevin Mahoney was awarded $33,581 from Acumen, LLC to provide technical assistance, expert counsel on Medicaid issues, Medical waiver and demonstrations applications and renewals in the specific area of self direction with a particular emphasis on adult individuals with disabilities including elders.

Kevin Mahoney

Thomson Reuters (Health Care) Inc.
"Technical Assistance: Thomson Reuters (Health Care) Inc./Quality Enterprise"
$40,266
January 18, 2011

Kevin Mahoney received a $40,266 award from Thomson Reuters (Health Care) Inc. to provide technical assistance to States on Self direction and Quality under the various Medicaid HCBS authorities.