Wyandotte Health Foundation Awards $1.5+ Million in Primary Care Grants

The Wyandotte Health Foundation (WHF) has awarded 11 local nonprofit and public agencies a total of $1,533,450 in its Primary Care grant cycle in 2015. "Wyandotte County is fortunate to have so many quality safety net clinics serving our residents," said President and CEO Cathy Harding.  "Although efforts by the Enroll Wyandotte team (spearheaded by the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County and Healthy Communities Wyandotte) have reduced the number of people who are uninsured from 26% to 18% in just two years, there are still thousands of people who would not have access to care without these clinics.  We are grateful for the important work these clinics do."

The following grants were awarded in October 2015:

Caritas Clinic (Duchesne Clinic), $215,000 Duchesne Clinic provides primary healthcare for the uninsured poor in Wyandotte County

Children's Mercy West Cordell D. Meeks, Jr. Clinic, $150,000 Children's Mercy West is a pediatric clinic that provides primary care, including social services, to an underserved population in Wyandotte County.

Kansas City Free Health Clinic, $35,000 The Kansas City Free Health Clinic provides patient-centered medical care to low-income and uninsured adults for acute and chronic diseases.

Silver City Health Center, $150,000 Silver City Health Center provides culturally appropriate care, including preventative care and chronic disease management.

JayDoc Free Clinic, $15,000 JayDoc Free Clinic is a student-run free clinic that provides preventative and urgent care to the uninsured/underinsured in the community. JayDoc also provides specialty clinics including Diabetes Night, Women's Health and Dental Night.

Medical Society of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties Foundation, Inc., $42,200 WyJoCare improves access to specialty healthcare for low-income, uninsured residents of Wyandotte County.

Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, Inc., $40,000 Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center provides healthcare services for Wyandotte County residents at any access point, including access to medical, dental and behavioral healthcare for children and adults.

Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care, $25,000 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 preventative services for pregnant women, infants, children and adults.

Swope Health Services, $200,000 Swope Health Services is a federally qualified health center that provides quality, comprehensive primary care and dental services to all age groups in Wyandotte County.

Turner House Children's Clinic, Inc., $236,250 Turner House Children's Clinic provides primary healthcare and dental services to underserved children in Wyandotte County. Services include preventative 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, $200,000 The UG Public Health Department increases access to radiology services to the uninsured and underinsured residents of Wyandotte County by partnering with the area safety net clinics to provide vouchers for patients to receive appropriate radiology services.