Mother & Child Health Coalition is excited to announce receipt of a five-year supplemental grant for the Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative (KCHSI.) The Notice of Award from the U.S. Department of Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) was received on Tuesday, August 20. These funds will be used to offer clinical services to our KCHSI families through the services of a nurse. A Community Health Nurse position will be contracted with Truman Medical Center, offering support and resources to KCHSI families, with the ultimate goal of reducing infant mortality and improving overall birth outcomes among the families served. The grant cycle will run concurrently with the existing Healthy Start grant, with additional funding at $122,899 for this first year, increasing to $142,899 for each year thereafter, from 2021 through 2024. We are looking forward to this collaboration with Truman Medical Center.
For more information contact Jean Craig, PhD, Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative program manager, at jcraig@mchc.net.