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Community Grant Partnerships

Baystate Health not only serves the community, it’s part of the community. The Baystate Health Foundation partners with various organizations to support health initiatives that are important to our neighborhoods.

Learn more about some of our partners.

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Because opioid addiction is a major public health crisis, the partnership between Baystate Health and CVS Health could not have come at a better time. 

Baystate Health received a $25,000 grant from CVS Health to support opioid treatment programs at Baystate Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center and Baystate Brightwood Health Center, both located in Springfield, Mass.

The support from CVS Health will allow us to train more providers to obtain the waiver required to prescribe treatments for opioid addiction and to implement multidisciplinary office-based addiction treatment rounds.

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Baystate Children’s Hospital, Kohl’s Cares, and the YMCA have partnered to help fight childhood obesity. The result? The MIGHTY program, which stands for Moving, Improving, and Gaining Together at the YMCA. MIGHTY is an intensive six-month group program that emphasizes physical activity, nutrition, and habit changes for the entire family. 

MIGHTY Cooking ProgramTMIGHTY Program participants in class

The program offers participants:

  • Fitness evaluations 
  • Individual fitness prescriptions
  • Group exercise sessions 
  • Individual and group nutrition counseling
  • Strategies for maintaining lifelong health
  • Six month membership for family to the YMCA

Paid for in part by a generous $200,000 grant from our friends at Kohl’s, MIGHTY programs are offered at the YMCA of Greater Springfield, the YMCA of Greater Westfield, and the YMCA in Greenfield.

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New York Life team members present a check to the Family Advoacy CenterBaystate Health received a $100,000 Grief Reach grant from the New York Life Foundation to support a suicide bereavement program for children and adolescents at our Family Advocacy Center. The Grief Reach grant supports programs that provide direct service support to bereavement programs across the country. 

In Massachusetts, one person dies by suicide every 14 hours and it’s the second leading cause of death for individuals ages 15 to 34*. For those young people who have lost a loved one, dealing with the grief, trauma, pain, and isolation that may accompany this type of tragedy can be debilitating.

The Family Advocacy Center’s program offers tailored services to survivors at various stages of the grieving process -- from the aftermath to years later -- to provide stabilization and coping skills.

To learn more about the Family Advocacy Center’s suicide bereavement program for children and adolescents, contact Kerri Bergendahl, LICSW, behavioral health clinician, at kerri.bergendahl@baystatehealth.org.

*Information provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention