Helping Indiana Thrive
The PHP Foundation recognizes the important role we all play to strengthen the communities where we live, work, and play. To support the communities we serve, the Foundation has named 2018 grant recipients--awards totaling $480,000. To date, the PHP Foundation has awarded grants in excess of $10 million, touching countless lives and helping fill valuable medical, dental, educational, and access needs in our service area.
PHP Foundation is dedicated to building healthier communities by addressing the health and wellness needs of low-income, high risk individuals in the neighborhoods we serve. Grants are awarded to organizations that demonstrate programming that supports this mission.
2018 Grant Recipients
- Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
- Community Transportation Network
- Healthier Moms and Babies
- HearCare Connection
- Lutheran Agency for Missions to Burmese (LAMB)
- Maple City Health Care Center
- Matthew 25
- Neighborhood Health Clinics
- Positive Resource Connection (AIDS Task Force)
- RiverBend Cancer Services
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Indiana
- St. Martin's Healthcare
- Super Shot
- The Carriage House
- Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities
Infants dying before their first birthday (infant mortality rate) is a critical indicator of a community’s health. It reflects the state of maternal health, and the quality and accessibility of primary health care available to pregnant women and infants. Indiana has infant mortality rates higher (7.8 per 1,000) than the national average (5.89 per 1,000). One zip code in Allen County, 46806, has the third highest infant mortality rate amongst all Indiana zip codes and most significantly impacted within the neighborhood are the African-American teen moms living there.
Healthier Moms and Babies (HMB) is a local program responding to this crisis. In 2017, they served 288 pregnant women, most of whom lived in the highest risk neighborhoods. All their new moms were at-risk medically or psychosocially for a poor outcome. HMB’s staff of professional nurses and social workers made 1,358 home visits meeting one-on-one regularly with each new mom. During these visits, they educated moms on the causes of infant mortality. They empowered them with knowledge on proper nutrition, signs of preterm labor, kick counts, breastfeeding, and safe sleep. They also connected them with local resources over 200 times including access to mental health care, food, clothing, housing, and prenatal care. While their 2017 infant mortality rate report card won’t be known until all these babies reach age one, or as of December 31, 2018 – the prognosis looks great! In 2018, the PHP Foundation honors Healthier Moms and Babies as their outstanding grant recipient.
About the PHP Foundation
Founded in 2006 to support our community, encourage, prosperity and growth, and maintain PHP’s tax status, the PHP Foundation awards annual grants to tax-exempt, private and/or public agencies that demonstrate programming which supports our mission.
PHP will deliver innovative strategies and services for the health of our communities by:
- Personally engaging to provide service excellence for those who put their trust in us.
- Embracing our responsibility to improve economic growth and help employers sustain a healthy,efficient workforce.
- Sharing information to create both well-informed consumers and providers to foster effective decision making.