Grants awarded for 2006

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This year $260,000 was spent by the Foundation on 2 Health Services Fellowships and 9 Special Grants

The focus of the Health Services Fellowship was again “Promoting Health in Adolescents and Children”.

49 applications were received for the Special Grants. There was no specified area of focus.

Health Services Fellowship

Dr Sarah Drew
Centre of Adolescent Health – $80,000
Project – “Towards self-management in adolescents with Chronic Disease.”

Ms Ruth Townsend, Speech Pathologist
Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre – $60,000
Project – “Can animal assisted therapy reduce social isolation and facilitate social communication skills among adolescents with acquired brain injury?”

Grants of up to $15,000 were awarded to individuals at the following institutions:

Boroondara Community Health Centre
Project – “A ‘Health Time & Social Cafe Meals Program’ addressing the health and well-being needs of people living in rooming houses in the City of Boroondara.”

School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University
Project – “Collaborative caregiver-family relationships in the care of older hostel residents.”

School of Nursing, University of Melbourne
Project – “Spirituality and Coping in Adolescents with Chronic Conditions, focusing on Diabetes.”

Mercy Hospital for Women
Project – “Musical start for the very youngest Victorians.”

Epilepsy Research Centre, Austin Health
Project – “New Onset Epilepsy: Early Syndrome Classification and Long Term Seizure Outcome.”

Adult Mental Health Service, Southern Health
Project – “Combined Police Ambulance and Mental Health Response to the Mental Ill Client.”

Centre for Clinical Effectiveness
Project – “Evaluation of ‘Health for Kids’ Clinical Paths for the management of common paediatric conditions.”

Royal Children’s Hospital
Project – “Development of a Childhood Stroke Scale.”

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Project – “The implementation and evaluation of a pilot rehabilitation program following paediatric traumatic brain injury.”