Innovation and Emerging Health Issues 2011

Agency LogoProgram DescriptionTarget BeneficiariesGrant Award
ACTSAction in Community Through Service
ACTS Helpline Assistance and Outreach Project
The Helpline is a 24-hour telephone service for all residents that are experiencing a personal crisis. The proposed intervention will establish survivor support teams that will extend core services in the community, as well as expand training to the community to increase the visibility of Helpline services.
15,000 residents of the community in need of a trained and compassionate person who assists with problem solving and crisis management.$149,970
(12 month)
ACTSAction in Community Through Service
ACTS Medical Caregivers Training Program
Establish a comprehensive 130-hour caregiver training (CNA certificate) program. Training will be provided by Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). This program aims to meet the health needs of an increasing aging population in Prince William.
320 older individuals and those with special needs$154,080
(12 month)
BrainInjuryServicesBrain Injury Services
An Innovative Approach to Neurobehavioral Treatment for Brain Injury in Eastern Prince William County
Enable individuals who have experienced a brain injury and manifest severe neurobehavioral issues attain their personal goals that are reflected in the following areas: productivity, independent living, and residential. This program will enhance and support an individual’s participation in their community and prevent the need for long term institutionalization.
50 clients screened (from Prince William Co.) who have experienced a brain injury, have additional behavioral challenges, and mental health diagnosis. 25 clients will be treated.$201,450
(12 month)
PrinceWilliamCountySchoolsPrince William County Public Schools
PWC School of Practical Nursing
Prince William County Schools (PWCS) – Practical Nursing Program will use the grant funds to develop an innovative human patient simulation laboratory for novice student nurses and current community health nurses affiliated with the school district. Access to simulation will increase nursing skills of students, as well as critical thinking and patient safety.
56 new first year students and 28 second year students annually.
96,485 members of the community population both within and outside of the school system.
(12 month)