WHF Announces $1,062,059 in Primary Care grants

The Wyandotte Health Foundation (WHF) has awarded 11 local non-profit and public agencies a total of $1,062,059 in its annual Primary Care grant cycle. The Foundation has funded direct primary care services provided by non-profit and public clinics since 1999, with awards totaling over $23.7 million since grants were first provided.

“We’re pleased that we can support our safety net system of clinics that provide critically needed health care services for residents of Wyandotte County,” said Cathy Harding, President & CEO. “They truly serve as a medical home for thousands of people in our community, helping them to improve their health and quality of life.”

The following grants were awarded in November 2017:

Organization Name Amount Awarded Project Description
Caritas Clinics (Duchesne Clinic) $165,000 This grant will support the provision of medical care and associated support services for underserved residents of Wyandotte County.
Children’s Mercy West Cordell D. Meeks, Jr. Clinic $45,214 Children’s Mercy West is a pediatric clinic which provides primary care including social services to an underserved population in Wyandotte County
KU Endowment: BullDoc Clinic $40,000 This program will expand the capacity of the BullDoc Clinic beyond health care and basic mental health screening to include screening ACEs and social determinants of health needs and promote trauma-informed care among health care, social, and educational providers at Wyandotte High School.
Kansas City CARE Clinic $10,000 The Kansas City CARE clinic provides patient-centered medical care to low-income and uninsured adults for acute and chronic diseases.
Silver City Health Center $130,000 Silver City Health Center provides culturally appropriate care including preventive care and chronic disease management.
JayDoc Free Clinic $6,000 JayDoc Free Clinic is a student-run free clinic which provides preventive and urgent care to the uninsured/underinsured  in the community; JayDoc provides specialty clinics including Diabetes Night, Women’s Health and Dental Night.
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, Inc. $10,000 Samuel U Rodgers Health Center provides health care services for Wyandotte County residents at any access point including access to medical, dental and behavioral health care to both children and adults.
Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care $212,000 Family Health Care provides primary care medical services including specialty care of infectious diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis and other chronic diseases such as MS and cancer.  Family Health Care also provides wellness and comprehensive prenatal and delivery care through the Maternal Options that Matter program.
Swope Health Services $140,000 Swope Health Services is a Federally Qualified Health Center which provides quality, comprehensive primary care and dental services to all age groups in Wyandotte County.
Turner House Children’s Clinic, Inc. $184,275 Turner House Children’s Clinic provides primary health care and dental services to underserved children in Wyandotte County; services include preventive care, well-child exams, immunizations, and dental services among others.  In addition, Turner House Children’s Clinic will provide a school based oral health program.
Unified Government Public Health Department $119,570 The UG Public Health Department increases access to radiology services to the underinsured residents of Wyandotte County by partnering with the area safety net clinics to provide vouchers for patients to receive appropriate radiology services.

Primary Care request for proposals are reviewed and awarded yearly. For more information about WHF funding opportunities, please visit our website at www.wyhealthfdn.org or contact us at (913) 371-4031.

The Wyandotte Health Foundation works to promote and improve the health of Wyandotte County residents, particularly the indigent, through grants and collaborative efforts.

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