Superior Health Foundation

SHF Covid-19 Grants at Work!


The Superior Health Foundation awarded Helen Newberry Joy Hospital a $1,000 COVID 19 Pandemic Grant to enable patients to participate in the HNJH Behavioral Health Program through tele-mental health.

 

With the funding, HNJH purchased six fire HD8 tablets, three pre-paid AT&T Wi-Fi enabled ASUS tablets and a webcam with microphone

 

Said HNJH: “Patients are very happy about being able to see their therapist face-face. In some instances this is the only consistent positive interaction they have. We arranged for them to have 25 GB of data. We anticipate a one-hour session per week. For four weeks, we would use about 2GB, leaving them with 23 GB per month to access the Calm App we downloaded on each tablet. And, it will enable them to socialize with others in an effort to mitigate the isolation they are experiencing during the COVID-19 lock down.

 

“As you may imagine, in an area that is rural, economically depressed, and which is comprised of such a large senior citizen population, many of our patients historically struggled from adverse childhood events that have followed them into adulthood. The COVID-19 Crisis has served to amplify those deficits and needs. The money provided by the Superior Health Foundation will enable us to give them the support they need in a way we would never have been able to without this equipment.”

Several weeks ago, the Superior Health Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Michigan Tech University to help cover expenses for product design and production of filtered face shields, meeting the specifications developed with the Western U.P. Health Department (WUPHD) in development with the National Institute of Health (NIH)

The face shields were donated to local first responders and health organizations who express a need.

We’re happy to support!

Do you have a unfunded need during this Covid-19 Pandemic? If so, apply for SHF Covid-19 Pandemic Funding

Please also consider supporting with a charitable gift to strengthen the fund and help others with pressing needs across the region.

The Superior Health Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Feed the Frontline, a volunteer group in Marquette County that is working with local restaurants to help feed the hard-working men and women on the frontline during this pandemic. What a wonderful effort!

We thank Rachel Bannan-Hutter for her tireless efforts to help support our incredible local restaurants during this crisis and rewarding our hard-working medical professionals.

Do you have a unfunded need during this Covid-19 Pandemic? If so, apply for SHF Covid-19 Pandemic Funding

Please also consider supporting with a charitable gift to strengthen the fund and help others with pressing needs across the region.

 

Early on in the Covid-19 pandemic, the Superior Health Foundation awarded $1,000 to OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group in Escanaba to purchase PPE gowns for its healthcare staff. There was and continues to be a number of emergent needs across the Upper Peninsula during this pandemic. Additional funding is available through our Covid-19 Pandemic Fund.

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Superior Health Foundation
Superior Health Foundation
SHF Covid-19 Grant at Work!

Several weeks ago, the Superior Health Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Michigan Tech University to help cover expenses for product design and production of filtered face shields, meeting the specifications developed with the Western U.P. Health Department (WUPHD) in development with the National Institute of Health (NIH)
The face shields were donated to local first responders and health organizations who express a need.
We're happy to support!
Do you have a unfunded need during this Covid-19 Pandemic? If so, apply for SHF Covid-19 Pandemic Funding. Simply visit our website at superiorhealthfoundation.org and click on the Covid-19 Pandemic Fund.
Please also consider supporting with a charitable gift to strengthen the fund and help others with pressing needs across the region.
Superior Health Foundation
Superior Health Foundation
SHF Covid-19 Funding at Work!

The Superior Health Foundation awarded $1,000 to Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice to help pay for its Zoom healthcare license. This allowed LSLC & Hospice the ability to provide telehealth services for its hospice patients and Adult Day Service caregivers and participants.
To date, the SHF has provided nearly $35,000 in funding to 39 non-profit and service organizations across the Upper Peninsula.
Funding dollars remain in the SHF Covid-19 Pandemic Fund. To apply for funding or to give a charitable gift to help support the fund, simply visit superiorhealthfoundation.org and click on the Covid-19 Pandemic Fund button.
Thank you for your support!
Superior Health Foundation
Superior Health Foundation
SHF Grant at Work!

In May 2019, the Superior Health Foundation awarded a $1,849 mini-grant to the Historic Ironwood Theatre for its “Don’t Laugh at Me” program.
The "Don't Laugh at Me" playwright and performance initiative is a student-driven, anti-bullying program. Its creation was inspired by Peter Yarrow's Operation Respect April 2018 performance at the Ironwood Theatre for area school children. When the Awkward Stage Drama Club (ASDC) started work on the anti-bullying project in June, the intention was to create original scripts addressing bullying.
Several teen members spoke about the pervasiveness of bullying in schools and their desire to make a difference. They wanted the teen members of ASDC to determine the direction of the project, and they have.
The project has evolved with the input of the 25 6th to 12th graders of ASDC. An unanticipated result of the original proposal and SHF mini-grant is the ownership of the initiative shown by ASDC teens. They are speaking out about bullying, and they have expanded on the original idea of a one-time presentation of short, one-act plays. The plan is to have multiple performances of alternative fairy tales followed by a large-scale production of "Shrek the Musical."