HEALTHY
AGING

Grant Range Up to $500,000

Applications Open Summer

Awards Announced Fall

2017 Healthy Aging Grants

Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan
Integrating Healthcare and Community-based Services for Individuals with Dementia

Calvin College
Collaborative Inter-professional Falls Prevention Program

Central Michigan University
Experiential Learning Older Adult Home Visit and Health Improvement Program

Genesee Health System
Genesee County Healthy Aging

Henry Ford Health System Global Health Initiative
Knock & Check: Phase Two

Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network
LifeLinks: Home-based Palliative Care Program

Michigan State University
THRIVE Network: Educating Dementia Caregivers on Wellness and Self-care

Otsego County Commission on Aging
Expansion of Innovative Technology and Aging Program

Region 7 Area Agency on Aging
Community Care Transitions

St. Joseph Mercy
Establishing Geriatric Behavioral Health Services

Trinity Health Continuing Care
E-Prescribing Aging Services through Electronic Medical Records

Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions
Make a Plan, Share a Plan

Wayne State University
Frailty Prevention in Older African Americans

2016 Healthy Aging Grants

ACLU Fund of Michigan
Improving Care to LGBT Older Adults

Area Agency on Aging 1-B
SameAddress – New Services and Program Expansion

Henry Ford Health System
Knock & Check: Reduce Social Isolation and Improve Healthcare for Frail Seniors

Lake Superior Hospice
Community Care – Palliative Services to Support Aging in the U.P.

Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation
Care Coordination for Working Caregivers

Michigan Oral Health Coalition
Creating a Dental Home for Low-Income Kent County Seniors

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency
Integrated Care Readiness Project

The Regents of the University of Michigan
Home-based Transitional Telecare for Older Veterans

Region 3B Area Agency on Aging
SW Michigan Aging Mastery Program® (AMP)

Trinity Home Health Services
Whatever It Takes: A 24/7 Triage and Treatment Service

United Methodist Retirement Communities
Positive Approach Training: Enriching the Lives of those with Dementia and Caregivers

Wayne State University
The Center for Financial Safety and Health

 

Americans are living longer, but with added years comes added risk: more than 40% of older adults are overweight, 80% have at least one chronic condition, and nearly half of individuals over the age of 85 have some form of dementia. Every older adult should have the opportunity to maintain their independence, and it’s critical that healthcare providers and communities become better equipped to manage the challenges of our aging population.

While Michigan has a strong network of healthy aging programs, the Health Fund’s Healthy Aging grants seek to better integrate these services into the broader healthcare landscape and improve their capacity. We support projects that improve access to care, allow Michigan residents to age in place, and help communities build a culture of emotional support for older adults.

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