Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative awards local nonprofits $3M to improve community health

Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative presented local nonprofit organizations with $3 million in total funding to drive projects related to community health in New York state's Hudson Valley region, New York City-based Montefiore Health System announced Nov. 16.

Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative is a group of providers, community-based organizations and government officials who rally around the goal of improving the quality of life for Hudson Valley residents.

Here are three of the organizations that received project funding from the Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative.

1. Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.-based Rockland Paramedic Services ($350,000): To integrate paramedics into post-discharge care

2. Nyack (N.Y.) Hospital ($275,000): To deploy a smartphone app called Twiage, which enables first responders to send patient symptoms data to the emergency room

3. Newburgh, N.Y.-based Maternal Infant Services Network ($250,000): To launch a campaign encouraging teenagers to visit primary care physicians

"By mobilizing local resources to focus on disease prevention, rather than the Band-Aid approach of short-term solutions, we are responding to what matters most to our community," said Damara Gutnick, MD, medical director of Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative.

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