Grant Categories

Access to Healthcare

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation is committed to supporting programs that advance comprehensive access to healthcare, especially for low-income and vulnerable populations. Broadly defined, access to healthcare is the ability to obtain quality care when and where it is needed. Medically underserved communities and vulnerable populations contend with a range of barriers to access, the cumulative impact of which contributes to inequity in health outcomes. MCHF strives to support programs that help ensure all New Yorkers have access to the full complement of health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship. Programs within this portfolio will address a variety of factors that impact access to quality healthcare, including the following: 

Affordability: Mitigating the cost of healthcare services and treatments.
Physical Accessibility: Improving ability to physically or virtually access healthcare services. (Could include telehealth, community paramedicine, new service locations, mobile units)
Capacity: Ensuring that available programs, services and supports are sufficient to meet demand. (Could include capital projects, service expansions/scaling. Does not include the provision of adding more staff – see our Healthcare Workforce Program)
Acceptability: Improving availability of and access to culturally and linguistically competent care.