WHF Announces $1,213,782 in Primary Care grants

Wyandotte County Health FoundationThe Wyandotte Health Foundation (WHF) has awarded 11 local nonprofit and public agencies a total of $1,213,782 in its Primary Care grant cycle. "Wyandotte County's primary care safety net clinics address a critical need for our residents who are uninsured and low-income.  Although the Enroll Wyandotte effort has accomplished much in getting people enrolled in affordable health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace, since Kansas has not yet expanded Medicaid there are still thousands of hard working residents that have no access to coverage," said Cathy Harding, President & CEO.  "Our safety net clinics ensure lack of insurance coverage does not mean lack of health care."

The following grants were awarded in November 2016

Amount Awarded
Project Description
Caritas Clinics (Duchesne Clinic) $187,500 Duchesne Clinic provides primary health care for the uninsured poor in Wyandotte County.
Children's Mercy West Cordell D. Meeks, Jr. Clinic $50,000 Children's Mercy West is a pediatric clinic which provides primary care including social services to an underserved population in Wyandotte County
Health Options that Matter of Kansas City $27,310 Health Options that Matter provides comprehensive prenatal and delivery care for the underserved pregnant women and their children in Wyandotte County.
Kansas City Free Health Clinic $25,000 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 $142,500 Silver City Health Center provides culturally appropriate care including preventive care and chronic disease management.
JayDoc Free Clinic $7,500 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.
Medical Society of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties Foundation, Inc. $38,000 WyJoCare improves access to specialty health care for low-income, uninsured residents of Wyandotte County.
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, Inc. $20,000 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 $205,000 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 preventive services for pregnant women, infants, children, and adults.
Swope Health Services $160,000 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. $204,750 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 $146,222 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 their website at www.wyhealthfdn.org or contact them by phone at (913) 371-4031.