Hospital Foundation Awarded Grant from Quality Health Foundation for "On the Road Diabetes Program"

Lanham, MD - Quality Health Foundation (QHF), the mission arm of Quality Health Strategies (QHS), recently awarded grants  across Maryland and in Washington, DC supporting local healthcare-related quality improvement efforts.

Funding decisions for the 2014-2015 grants, which range from $20,000 to $50,000, were determined by a project’s potential to impact access to quality healthcare and human services, particularly among underserved populations. QHF selected this year’s awardees from more than 80 charitable, not-for-profit applicants.

Doctors Community Hospital Foundation received a grant of $25,000 to support its “On the Road Diabetes Self-Management Program.” A bilingual nurse will be hired to expand the program to the Latino populations throughout Prince Georges County.

“We are pleased to single out these organizations for their important quality improvement initiatives,” said Brenda Crabbs, Chair of the QHF Board of Directors. “Their work is perfectly aligned with our mission to improve the health status of individuals and communities. Although the amounts may seem modest, the impact can be great for these 12 charitable organizations.” Catherine Smoot-Haselnus, QHS Chair said that “the efforts of QHF are instrumental in creating solutions to transform health.”