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Wellness Program at Northgate II Wins Two Big Grants in 2013

Published on November 1st, 2013 in Northgate II

Fair Share Northgate II, an affiliate nonprofit of FSHD, which runs a nationally recognized wellness program at FSHD’s Northgate II affordable housing complex in North Camden recently enjoyed some wonderful news.

In November, FSNGII learned the organization had won a $25,000 Innovations Fund grant from LeadingAge and the NewCourtland Foundation. FSNGII was one of seven organizations to win this national award, which seeks to catalyze innovation among nonprofit providers of aging services by funding programs that promise to have a demonstrable impact on residents, clients, families, employees or the broader community. The seven winners were selected because they presented well-developed proposal ideas with the potential to advance the field of housing plus services and to be replicated in other communities. A month earlier, FSNGII found out it had also won a $20,000 operating support grant from the New Jersey Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, a Division of the Department of State.

Both grants will allow FSNGII to expand our work on a pilot wellness program that has drawn national attention because it aims to transform how healthcare is delivered to the urban poor and attempts to bend the cost curve with regard to Medicaid spending in New Jersey. We are working with Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, the head of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, who recently won a MacArthur “genius” grant for his effort to create a healthcare delivery model to meet the medical and social service needs of the most vulnerable citizens in impoverished communities.

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