Missouri Foundation for Health grants more than $5 million to help citizens
September 10, 2012
The Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) recently announced grants totaling $5.1 million that will be dispersed to 62 nonprofits in the state, with the goal of improving citizens' access to healthcare. Most of the grants fall under MFH's Basic Support program, which covers operational expenses that bolster continuity, while others aid women's health services and cultivate workforce development.
In particular, the MFH aims to help underserved and underinsured populations receive access to high-quality healthcare. To uphold these goals, the foundation provides funding for programs that improve education, enhance healthcare outcomes and strengthen community partnerships.
This year, 56 basic support grants were awarded to recipientsthat included the Alzheimer's Association of St. Louis, Earth Angel Aviators, Gateway to Oral Health Foundation, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Missouri and Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging.
Workforce development grants were awarded to the Crowder College Foundation, the Freeman Health System, Three Rivers Community College and the Southeast Missouri Hospital. Through the Women's Health program, the Queen of Peace Center and the Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center both received funds as well.
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