Health Forward awards $165,000 in grants to support Missouri Medicaid enrollment

Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation has awarded 11 nonprofit organizations a total of $165,000 in grants to ensure that Missourians are informed about the opportunity to enroll, and that organizations are able to quickly and efficiently assist the newly eligible Medicaid enrollees.

“As soon as Missourians voted to extend lifesaving care to more than 275,000 people last August, we began collaborating to ensure everyone newly eligible was aware and had access to enroll in Medicaid,” said McClain Bryant Macklin, Health Forward Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives. “We’re excited to partner with organizations that have demonstrated trusting relationships with the people we are trying to reach with this opportunity.”

Missourians seeking enrollment assistance can also find local support at

Partnerships prioritize Missouri Medicaid expansion education and enrollment efforts that:

  • Provide information about who is newly eligible to qualify for Medicaid
  • Provide timely and accurate information and resources about opportunities to enroll in Medicaid in Jackson, Cass, and Lafayette counties and KCMO (including portions of Clay and Platte counties)
  • Enhance organizational capacity to enroll newly eligible potential enrollees

We are proud to support the following:

Agency Award
BlaqOut $15,000
Care Beyond the Boulevard $15,000
Full Employment Council $15,000
Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri $15,000
Kansas City Medical Society $15,000
KC CARE Health Center $15,000
MORE2 $15,000
Northland Health Care Access $15,000
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center $15,000
Swope Health  $15,000
Urban League of Greater Kansas City $15,000

For more information about Health Forward’s Medicaid enrollment efforts, contact Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives McClain Bryant Macklin.