Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

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Grantee Information

Federal Award: $1,778,785 over three years
Issue Focus: Healthy Futures
Target Geography: Nationwide

The Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning develops, implements and promotes programs and policies to eradicate childhood lead poisoning and further the creation of healthy homes. In 2008, the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) was charged by the Council on Foundations and the White House Office of Recovery to lead the national efforts to integrate lead hazard control, healthy homes and weatherization and energy efficiency work. This project later became GHHI directed by the Coalition that addresses the health and energy efficiency needs of a home through a holistic intervention model.

Through this three-year Social Innovation Fund (SIF) award, GHHI will provide developmental support to SIF-supported Pay for Success projects that address the social determinants of health. GHHI will provide data support, economic analysis, payment mechanism analysis, service delivery model support, evaluation planning, and capital raising to build capacity of selected subrecipients and share knowledge and tools to advance the PFS field.

GHHI's ultimate goal is to foster high-quality evidence-based models that efficiently connect funding to meaningful health, economic, and social outcomes in order to advance health equity for people in low-income communities. To accomplish these goals, GHHI plans to provide support that will be highly customized for each project based on need.


Entities Receiving Social Innovation Fund Awards from Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Health Net of West Michigan
Le Bonheur Community Health and Well-Being
Partners for a Healthier Community, Inc.

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

The project will assess the feasibility of aligning various healthy homes interventions to create value for multiple payers. The goal of the SIF grant is to address the feasibility of bringing together multiple payers who would benefit from healthy homes services such as asthma trigger reduction, injury prevention, and lead poisoning.

Outcomes to be achieved include reducing hospital and emergency department admissions due to uncontrolled asthma and other unhealthy housing conditions in Buffalo. The project seeks to combine the value of several healthy homes interventions and bring together multiple payers that realize cost savings. This level of systematic coordination of paying for outcomes does not yet exist in addressing healthy housing in Buffalo.


Health Net of West Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI

The project will assess the feasibility of aligning various healthy homes interventions to create value for multiple payers. The goal of the SIF grant is to address the feasibility of bringing together multiple payers who would benefit from healthy homes services such as asthma trigger reduction, injury prevention, and lead poisoning.

Outcomes to be achieved include reducing hospital and emergency department admissions due to uncontrolled asthma and other unhealthy housing conditions in western Michigan. The project seeks to combine the value of several healthy homes interventions and bring together multiple payers that realize cost savings. This level of systematic coordination does not yet exist in addressing healthy housing in west Michigan.


Le Bonheur Community Health and Well-Being
Memphis, TN

The program consists of clinic- and home-based asthma care services, environmental assessment and remediation of asthma triggers, and legal services. The goal of the SIF grant is to structure a Pay for Success financing arrangement for the program and pilot the full intervention with a small group of patients.

Outcomes to be achieved include improving the management of asthma for children and reducing hospital and emergency department admissions due to uncontrolled asthma in Shelby County, Memphis. The program combines clinic- and community-based asthma services, home rehabilitation services, and legal services to improve asthma outcomes in a comprehensive manner. The program addresses the social determinants of asthma through coordination of multiple service providers, at the same time creating cost savings to the healthcare system.


Partners for a Healthier Community
Springfield, MA

The program consists of clinic- and home-based asthma care services, environmental assessment and remediation of asthma triggers, and legal services. The goal of the SIF grant is to structure a Pay for Success financing arrangement for the program and pilot the full intervention with a small group of patients.

Outcomes to be achieved include improving the management of asthma for children and reducing hospital and emergency department admissions due to uncontrolled asthma in Western Massachusetts. The program combines clinic- and community-based asthma services, home rehabilitation services, and legal services to improve asthma outcomes in a comprehensive manner. The program addresses the social determinants of asthma through coordination of multiple service providers, at the same time creating cost savings to the healthcare system.


 

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