FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Dec. 1, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Sykes
Phone: (816) 241-7006
Kansas City, MO — The Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) has awarded eight nonprofit organizations a total of $382,158 in Applicant Defined Grants.
The following grants were awarded in October 2015:
|Agency||Amount Awarded||Project Description|
|Center For Conflict Resolution||$40,000||To support a mediation coordinator and a conflict resolution specialist who will provide mediation and conflict resolution services and training for Kansas City area residents at risk for violence.
|Center for Developmentally Disabled
||$13,158||To provide touch-technology devices to enhance communication and other independent living skills for persons with developmental disabilities.
|Children’s Mercy Hospital
||$55,000||To support a web-based system serving as a “one-touch” referral service, which connects health providers with a menu of service providers for rapid response to patient and community needs.
|Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri
||$39,000||Providing consistent, on-going care in a health care system is predicated on the ability to efficiently and effectively share information across providers and across clinic locations, leading to improvements in care coordination and treatment. Health Forward funding will support a health information technology design project that would allow all locations to be connected by one mainframe server.
|KVC Behavioral HealthCare, Inc.
||$60,000||To support a nurse practitioner who will provide psychiatric services to children in foster care through direct service, medication management, and providing education to case management staff.
|Missouri Coalition for Oral Health
||$70,000||To advance public policy that supports and builds improvement of oral health for all Missourians.
|PACES||$45,000||To support a mental health therapist to serve more elementary school students through PACES’ school-based therapy program, and to extend that program into middle schools.
|Reconciliation Services||$60,000||To support an intake/receptionist specialist, case manager and administrative assistant.|
Health Forward Applicant Defined Grants (ADG) are awarded outside of the Foundation’s annual Requests for Proposals. ADGs are reviewed and awarded monthly and allow organizations to define their own immediate grant needs in relation to the Health Forward mission. Organizations are allowed to apply for an ADG once per year and are capped at $75,000. In 2015, Health Forward will award a total of $4.1 million in ADGs.
“We are proud to support the work these organizations are doing to remove barriers to health care for the most vulnerable populations in our service area,” said Bridget McCandless, M.D., Health Forward President/CEO.
Please visit our applicant defined grant page to learn more.