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The Health Foundation Fund

Synergy Initiative Fund

This fund offers donors the opportunity to augment the impact of The Health Foundation’s multi-year efforts addressing complex problems in our community with the goal of taking proven results and advocating for sustainable systems change.

The following are those who have contributed to The Health Foundation Fund to support one of the Foundation's mult-year grants through the Health Care and Health Promotion Synergy Initiative Fund. 


FRED HARRIS DANIELS FOUNDATION $75,000 over 3 years (2016-2018)

For the Worcester HEARS Supplemental Social Emotional Supports Program to implement MindUP in four elementary schools in Worcester.  MindUP is a supplemental social emotional research based curriculum offered by the Hawn Foundation

MindUP is a science centric and evidence based teaching framework that is grounded in Nueroscience, Positive Psychology, Mindful Awareness and Social & Emotional Leaning.  MindUP has 15 lessons that are brought to life by a teacher in the classroom and provides an immersive discovery experience along with daily practices.  MindUP drives positive behavior - improves learning and scholastic performance while increasing empathy, optimism and compassion.



DR. NADINE BURKE HARRIS EVENT on Adverse Childhood Experiences on September 19, 2017

For Dr. Burke Harris to address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how to alleviate their impact on children's health and learning and on their continuing health as adults.

Event sponsors:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
Edward Street Child Services
Fallon Health
Greater Worcester Community Foundation
Guild of St. Agnes
The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
The Health Foundation of Central MA
Massachusetts Medical Society
Reliant Medical Group
St. Vincent Hospital
UMass Memorial Healthcare
University of Massachusetts Medical School