Past Projects

2019-20 Special Projects Grants ($55,000)

UF HEALTH

  • Birth Control Implants for Low-Income Women without Health Insurance (UF Mobile Outreach Clinic)
  • Healthy Smiles Fluoride Varnish Program (UF Dept. of Community Dentistry)
  • Reach Out & Read (UFH General Peds Primary Clinics)
  • Dolls, Books, Pill Crushers, and Thermometers (UFH Ped Hem/Onc)
  • Educational Anatomical Models & Posters for Outpatient Physical Therapy (UFH Rehab Haile Plantation)
  • Prevention of Diabetic Foot Ulcer (UFH Internal Medicine)
  • Providing AEDs for East Gainesville (UFH Chest Pain – Pulse-Point Task Force)
  • Benefit of Biofeedback in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation (UFH Rehab Medical Plaza)
  • LymphTouch (Rehab Cancer)

COMMUNITY

  • Enhancing Delivery of Chronic Health Ed Classes to Alachua County Seniors (Elder Options)
  • Youth Garden Education (Working Food)
  • Healthy, Joyful, Confident Girls on the Run! (Girls on the Run of Alachua County)
  • Expanding Access to Yoga for Those with Limited Mobility (YogaLoka)
  • SF Teaching Zoo Sensory Inclusive Certification Grant (Santa Fe College)

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

  • 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)

  • 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

2016-17 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.

2015-16 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

2014-15 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.