Past Projects

2018-19 Special Projects Grants ($50,000)

Special Project 2018 Grant recipients and committee

  • Pediatric Burn Clinic Virtual Reality Headset (Pediatric Burn Clinic)

  • Gator Sport Club: Development of Wheelchair Basketball Team (Occupational Therapy)

  • Improving Quality of Life for Pediatric Patients With Feeding Tubes (Pediatric Surgery)

  • Saebo MAS Mini (UF Health Rehab Magnolia Park)

  • Reducing Risk & Improving Outcomes of Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Patients (Patient & Family Resources)

  • Foam Plyobox and Resistance Equipment for Rehab (UF Health Rehab Magnolia Park)

  • Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Program For Uninsured Women (UF Mobile Outreach Clinic) To read the  article, click here: MOC Larc Article.

  • Days for Girls – Local Menstrual Hygiene Support (Alachua County Chapter of Days for Girls International)

  • Saving Smiles (A.C.O.R.N. Clinic)

  • We Care Network Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative (We Care Network)

  • Snoezelen For Dementia (Oak Hammock Memory Unit)

  • Caring For The Whole Girl: The PACE Health Clinic (PACE Center For Girls Alachua)

2017-18 Special Projects Grants ($50,000)Special Projects recipients and committee 2017.

  • Arts In Medicine Program for Stroke and Brain Injury Population:  UFH Shands Rehab Hospital

  • Pediatric Burn Clinic Care Supplies:  Pediatric Burn Clinic

  • Low Level Laser Unit:  UFH Rehab-Med Plaza

  • LifeWalker Upright Ambulation Goal:  UFH Rehab-Magnolia Park

  • FreeMotion Cable Column:  UFH Rehab-Magnolia Park

  • Burn Compression Garment Provision:  UFH Shands Rehab Pediatric Burn

  • Video Frenzel Goggles for Vestibular Evaluation:  UFH Rehab-Magnolia Park

  • Psychosocial Support Through Books and Journals:  Pediatric Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant

  • Virtual Reality For Rehabilitation:  UFH Rehab For Kids-Magnolia Park

  • Timed Voiding Watches for Pediatric Pelvic Health Patients:  UFH Rehab-Magnolia Park

  • Improving Visual Perception and Managing Apathy in Parkinson’s Patients Through Leisure:  UFH Center For Movement Disorders

  • Growing Girls Into Heart & Sole Women:  Girls on the Run of Alachua County

  • Baby Gator Newell Drive Playground Improvement Project:  Baby Gator

  • Wheelchair Availability For Museum Visitors With Mobility Challenges:  Florida Museum of Natural History

  • Medical Patient & Family Support:  Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses

  • Children’s Mobile Health Clinic:  Children Within Our Borders

2016 Special Projects Grants ($40,000)

  • Scoot: 3 in 1 Mobility Rider:  UF Health Magnolia Parke Rehab for Kids

  • The Music Glove:  UF Health Magnolia Parke Rehab

  • Biofeedback sensors & vaginal dilators:  UF Health Magnolia Parke Rehab

  • Strengthening Patients Whose Lives Are Impacted by Cancer Treatments (Saebo Myotrac Infiniti System):  UF Health Cancer Rehab – Davis Pavillion

  • Portable Rolling Mirror:  UF Health Magnolia Parke Rehab

  • Therapeutic Horticulture Alumni Program:  The Greenhouse at Wilmot Gardens

  • Step It Up: Postoperative Fitbit tracking:  UF Health Shands Hospital

  • Mock Code Equipment:  UF Health Shands Children’s Hosp. (PICU)

  • Bowel Management Starter Kits:  UF Health Pediatric Surgery

  • Vecta Jr. Machine:  UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, Child Life

  • Sanddune for Movement Disorder Treatment:  UF Health Movement Disorders

  • Thermometers, Pill Crushers, & Pill Splitters:  UF Health Children’s Hospital Peds HemOnc

  • Updating Small Utility Room:  Ronald McDonald House

  • Camp Boggy Creek:  Stop Children’s Cancer

  • Water Fountain Stations:  PACE Center for Girls

  • Girls on the Run Scholarships:  Girls on the Run of Alachua County, Inc.

  • H.E.A.L.T.H. (Helping Everyone Achieve Life Time Health):  ACORN Clinic

  • First Aid, CPR, and AED Training Program and Supplies:  Girls Place, Inc.


2015 Special Projects Grants ($35,000)

  • Sensory Integration Suspension Equipment:  UF Health Magnolia Parke Rehab for Kids

  • Infocus Jtouch 65” Touchscreen with Mobile Cart:  UF Health Magnolia Parke Rehab

  • Farm Fresh Salads Grown by Students for Students:  Growing Education Training (GET) of ACPS

  • Safe Kids North Central Florida:  Well Florida Council

  • Reach Out and Read:  UF Health General Pediatrics Primary Care

  • UF Health Medical Fitness Program:  UF Health Fitness and Wellness Program

  • Know Your Story, Know Yourself: Developing Disability Identity via Personal Storytelling:  UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital

  • Tobacco Free Helping Hands Clinic:  Helping Hands Clinic/ Alachua County

  • UF Health Magnolia Parke Rehab:  ACORN Clinic

  • Equipment for “New” Food4Kids Warehouse:  Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida, Inc.

  • Arousal Training and School Success with Tourette Syndrome:  Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration

  • Mini-Refrigerators for Guest Rooms:  Ronald McDonald House

  • Equal Access Clinic-Ophthalmology:  Equal Access Clinic GCM-Ophthalmology


2014 Special Projects Grants ($25,000)

  • Thermal Angel Blood & IV Infusion Warmers:  ShandsCair

  • North FL/South GA VA Fisher House:  Gainesville Fisher House (VA) Foundation

  • Sir Koff-A-Lott: UF Health 5W Trauma

  • Mat Table for Peds Patient treatment:  UF Health Magnolia Parke Rehab for Kids

  • Mapping Cancer in Alachua County:  Hem/Onc at UF COM

  • Living Successfully with Aphasia: Awareness Event and Support Group:  UF Health Rehab Hospital

  • Community Health Clubs – A Strategy to Increase Health Literacy & Clinic access:  Rural Women’s Health Project

  • Masimo Pronto-7:  Davis Cancer Center Outpatient PT

  • Thermometers, Pill Crushers & Splitters:  UF Health Peds Hem/Onc

  • Youth Combine – Howard Bishop Expansion:  Youth Combine

  • Hem/Onc Waiting Room Mural:  UF Health Adult Infusion Center

  • Use of Patient Preferred Music to Decrease Pain and Anxiety:  UF Health SICU

  • Pediatric Tracheostomy and Gastrostomy Education Improvement Intitative:  UF Health Children’s

  • H.E.A.L.T.H. (Helping Everyone Achieve Life Time Health): ACORN Clinic

  • Interdisciplinary Services for Children with Autism:  UF Health Pediatrics

  • Pelvic Health Biofeedback Sensors:  UF Health Magnolia Parke Rehab

  • Equipment for Food4Kids Warehouse:  Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida, Inc.