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Client Success Story: Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center Receives $2,000,000 Grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for Maternal Health Program

Byrne Pelofsky is delighted to announce that our client, Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center (Sam Rodgers) received a $2,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to implement a new Maternal Health Home program. Funding from the federal government is intended to support programs that improve maternal health outcomes for vulnerable populations experiencing the highest risk of maternal morbidity and mortality. Sam Rodgers was one of 35 organizations across the country to receive this funding.

The grant will support the Samuel U. Rodgers Prenatal and Postpartum Health Home which will expand care to over 1,500 patients per year. Modeled after the Missouri Medicaid Primary Care Health Home (PCHH), the program is customized to meet the needs of low-income patients with chronic medical conditions. It also addresses barriers related to race/ethnicity and immigration status. Statewide, Missouri has one of the highest maternal mortality rates with minorities faring three times poorer than white mothers according to the 2022 Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review Board (PAMR).

Founded in 1968 by Dr. Rogers, an obstetrician/gynecologist, Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center was the first federally recognized community health center in Missouri. Today, their clinics cover medical, dental, and behavioral health needs in 42 languages to over 1,200 women and babies in the city’s urban core and beyond.

This project was led by Frank Thompson, Byrne Pelofsky Senior Consultant/Of-Counsel, with support from Lisa Roush Morse, Vice President, and other staff.

Fore more information on Byrne Pelofsky’s grant writing services – including our experience writing and securing federal grants – reach out to us at 816.237.1999 or 

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