Strategic Grants and investments go to support projects and organizations related to BCM strategic priorities. Current areas of investment include: Health Service Delivery Integration, Improving the Quality of Programs and Criminal Justice System Alignment. Major investments over the past five years are outlined in the color bar above.
Health Service Delivery Integration
BCM’s Health Zone is advancing the health service delivery integration (HSDI) strategy to improve primary care and behavioral health coordination across Greater New Orleans. Through partnerships with direct service and systems-level partners, BCM seeks to improve health outcomes and service delivery for those with behavioral health needs. Additionally, BCM’s investments aim to support a trauma-informed community that yields better outcomes; limits additional harm; and enhances quality of life.
Improving the Quality of Programs
BCM’s Education Zone is advancing two key strategies to advance learning opportunities across Greater New Orleans. First, through our key partner, the New Orleans Youth Alliance, BCM supports the New Orleans Youth Program Quality Initiative (NOLA-YPQI) and broad collaboration among youth development organizations. Together, these groups use evidence-based practices to improve the quality of programs that serve young people in our community, collaboratively solve common issues organizations face, and innovate new ways of elevating youth voice and leadership. Second, BCM is exploring opportunities to support access to quality early learning. We hope to share more about our early learning strategy later in 2022.
BCM recently produced a report on Medicaid Enrollment Programs in Jails. Please click here to read the report.