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Grant Awards 2013

Kevin Mahoney

Burness Communications, Inc.
"Communications Support for the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services"
$26,647 ($53,295)
December 19, 2013

Kevin Mahoney received additional funding of $26,647 from Burness Communications, Inc to continue providing content direction, counsel, and support outreach efforts around participant direction to policy makers and manage care corporations.

Christina Matz-Costa

The Gerontological Society of America
"The Experience of Engagement in the Third Age: An Exploration of Productive Activities"
$50,000
October 21, 2013

Christina Matz-Costa received an additional $50,000 as a Hartford Faculty Scholar to continue working on a study using Ipad technology to assess fluctuations in engagement. The study will examine the experience of psychological engagement among a sample of adults 65-79 who are known to be participating in the productive roles of paid work, formal volunteer work, caregiving, and/or education as well as a group who is not participating in any of these activities to a significant extent.

Summer Hawkins

National Institute of Health/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
"Early Determinants of childhood obesity: Etiology disparities policy analysis"
$229,659 ($739,087)
September 19, 2013

Summer Hawkins was awarded additional funding of $229,659 from the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development to continue her research on early determinants of childhood obesity.

Kevin Mahoney

Council on Social Work Education/New York Community Trust
"Partnerships for Person-Centered and Participant-Directed Long-Term Services and Supports"
$61,183
September 3, 2013

The Council on Social Work Education awarded $61,183 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 curriculum and create a pipeline of future workers.

Kevin Mahoney

AARP
"National Inventory of Self-Directed Personal Assistance Programs"
$28,739 ($37,599)
September 2, 2013

Kevin Mahoney was awarded additional funding of $28,739 by AARP to continue to support the second round of data collection. The National Inventory is a dataset designed to promote the growth of participant directed long-term support services and the expansion into managed care. The data set can inform participants, researchers, and policy makers.

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"
$284,700 ($1,084,697)
August 15, 2013

The Administration on Aging awarded an additional $284,700 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.

Kevin Mahoney

AARP
"National Inventory for Self-Directed Personal Assistance Programs"
$8,860
August 5, 2013

Kevin Mahoney was awarded funding of $8,860 by AARP to update the inventory of participant directed programs that can inform participants, researchers, and policy makers.

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
"Assessing the Impact of Time & Place Management Policies"
$849,334 ($2,775,221)
August 2, 2013

The Sloan Center for Aging and Work received additional funding of $849,334 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to assess the effectiveness of policy related to time and place Management (TPM) in the workplace.

Ruth McRoy and Patricia Yu

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation at the New York Community Trust
"Exploratory Descriptive Study of Immigrant Home Health Workers"
$5,000
July 25, 2013

Patricia Yu has been selected as a Fahs-Beck Scholar and has been awarded a grant in the amount of $5,000 to support work on her dissertation proposal, entitled "Exploratory Descriptive Study of Immigrant Home Health Workers."

Stephanie Berzin

Corporación Ruta N Medellín
"International technical assistance contract for the realization of knowledge transfer activities in the implementation of social innovation labs"
$143,933
July 23, 2013

Stephanie Berzin was awarded additional funding of $143,933 from the Corporación Ruta N Medellín to provide international technical assistance, international facilitation service in the accompaniment and knowledge transfer of the planning, management, execution, results monitoring process, for the program for institutional capacity generation in the implementation of social innovation labs, in universities, businesses, and social enterprises in the city of Medellin.

Kevin Mahoney

Public Partnerships, LLC
"A Qualitative Participant Direction Study"
$16,551
July 23, 2013

Kevin Mahoney was awarded funding of $16,551 by Public Partnerships, LLC to conduct a qualitative participatory action research study of Young Adults with Disabilities Transitioning to Adulthood.

Kevin Mahoney

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
"Veteran Directed Home and Community Based Services Program"
$516,922
July 23, 2013

Kevin Mahoney was awarded additional funding $516,922 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.

James Lubben

Sovereign Bank/Banco Santander
"International PhD in Social Welfare"
$75,000 ($375,000)
July 6, 2013

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

Vince Lynch

Loyola University Chicago
"25th Annual National Social Work and HIV/AIDS Conference"
$1,000
May 29, 2013

Loyola University Chicago provided a gift of $1,000 in support of the annual HIV/AIDS Conference. The 25th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS was held on May 23-26, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The theme of the Conference will be "Re-thinking HIV/AIDS: What's ahead for social work?"

 

Thomas Crea

Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins (JCHEM)
"Evaluation of Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins"
$22,348
May 28, 2013

Thomas Crea received an award of $22,348 from Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins (JCHEM) in order to provide summative outcome assessment for the JCHEM Kakuma and Dzaleka Camps.

Kevin Mahoney

Burness Communications, Inc.
"Communications Support for the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services"
$26,647 ($53,295)
May 21, 2013

Kevin Mahoney received $26,647 from Burness Communications, Inc to provide content direction, counsel, and support outreach efforts around participant direction to policy makers and manage care corporations.

Kevin Mahoney

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
"Developing the framework for a large-scale national demonstration of self-direction in behavioral health"
$139,266
May 21, 2013

Kevin Mahoney received $139,266 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to plan a demonstration project of self-direction in behavioral health and engage with states to develop and maintain interest in self-direction.

Vince Lynch

Lyceum Books, Inc.
"25th Annual National Social Work and HIV/AIDS Conference"
$1,000
May 15, 2013

Lyceum Books, Inc. has provided a gift of $1,000 in support of the annual HIV/AIDS Conference. The 25th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS will be held on May 23-26, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The theme of the Conference will be "Re-thinking HIV/AIDS: What's ahead for social work?"

Kevin Mahoney

Trustees of Boston University
"Building the Business Capacity of Aging and Disability Community-Based Networks for Managed Long-Term Services and Supports"
$24,665 ($159,666)
May 7, 2013

Kevin Mahoney received $24,665 from the Trustees of Boston University to collaborate with the Boston University Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research (CADER) in order to develop the content for an online course, webinars, and trainings around participant direction and person centered practices in Managed Long-term services and supports (MLTSS).

Kevin Mahoney

Mathematica Policy Research Inc.
"Participant-Directed Training and Technical Assistance for Integrated Care Service Delivery"
$98,916 ($110,916)
April 26, 2013

Kevin Mahoney received an additional award of $98,916 from Mathematica Policy Research Inc. to continue to provide guidance, training, and technical Assistance to Mathematica Inc in Support of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Efforts to Integrate Care for High-Need, High Cost Individuals.

Summer Hawkins

National Institute of Health/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
"Early Determinants of childhood obesity: Etiology disparities policy analysis"
$9,334 ($739,087)
April 23, 2013

Summer Hawkins was awarded additional funding of $9,334 from the NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development to continue her research on Early Determinants of childhood obesity.

Stephanie Berzin

Corporación Ruta N Medellín
"International technical assistance contract for the realization of knowledge transfer activities in the implementation of social innovation labs"
$2,500 ($159,926)
April 4, 2013

Stephanie Berzin was awarded $2,500 from the Corporación Ruta N Medellín to provide international technical assistance, international facilitation service in the accompaniment and knowledge transfer of the planning, management, execution, results monitoring process, for the program for institutional capacity generation in the implementation of social innovation labs, in universities, businesses, and social enterprises in the city of Medellin.

James Lubben

Gerontological Society of America
"Hartford/GSA National Center on Gerontological Social Work Excellence"
$50,000
March 20, 2013

James Lubben was awarded $50,000 by the Gerontological Society of America as part of the Geriatric Social Work Initiative for sustainability and practice innovation. The funding will be used to establish the Hartford Academic Center of Excellence (ACE). The ACE will possess a strong commitment to doctoral education, seek to build bridges with other health professions, and strengthen community ties with the aging network of agencies and programs.

Kevin Mahoney

Mathematica Policy Research Inc.
"Participant-Directed Training and Technical Assistance for Integrated Care Service Delivery"
$12,000
February 19, 2013

Kevin Mahoney received an award of $12,000 from Mathematica Policy Research Inc. to provide guidance, training, and technical assistance Briefs.

Stephanie Berzin and Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes

Encore.org
"Purpose Prize Impact"
$50,000
February 19, 2013

Stephanie Berzin and Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes received an award of $50,000 from encore.org in order to conduct a multi-method research project that will evaluate the impact of the Encore.org purpose prize.

James Lubben

Sovereign Bank/Banco Santander
"International PhD in Social Welfare"
$75,000 ($300,000)
February 2, 2013

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

Alberto Godenzi and Westy Egmont

Vilcek Foundation
"Immigrant Integration Lab (IIL) Research Dissemination"
$10,000
January 24, 2013

Dean Godenzi and Westy Egmont received an award of $10,000 from the Vilcek Foundation to support research dissemination at the GSSW immigration Integration Lab.

Thomas Crea

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)
"Program Restructuring and Formative Evaluation: JRS Urban Refugee/Asylum Seeker Project–Gauteng Province"
$15,970 ($52,610)
January 23, 2013

Thomas Crea received an award of $15,970 from the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in order to continue providing Program Restructuring and Formative Evaluation for the JRS Urban Refugee/Asylum Seeker Project in the Gauteng Province.

Kevin Mahoney

Truven Health Analytics Inc.
"Study of Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports"
$75,005
January 3, 2013

Kevin Mahoney has been awarded $75,005 by Truven Health Analytics Inc. to conduct a study of Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports by contributing and developing a work plan and discussion guide related to participant direction in managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS).