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Focus on The Fourth: Our First Women’s Health Grantees

Congratulations to the recipients of our first women’s health RFP grants, focused on aiding low-income and underserved women in Central Texas in receiving timely and effective postpartum support services. In total, $2,000,000 in grants were given to groups working to make a difference in the health of Central Texas women. The postnatal period represents a vital window to help women and babies reap health benefits that can pay dividends for years to come. Through this opportunity, the Foundation is funding projects aimed at improving postpartum access and outcomes for underserved women during the “fourth trimester,” the year following delivery.

Our Focus on the Fourth Postpartum Health Grant Recipients!

Congratulations to all the recipients of our Focus on the Fourth grants, which fund programs that provide postpartum support to women. The ladies of Mama Sana Vibrant Woman are ready to celebrate! #focusonthefourth

Posted by St. David's Foundation on Thursday, January 25, 2018


CardeaBuild capacity of Women, Infants and Children (“WIC”) and FQHC sites for opioid screening, intervention, and referral. $ 300,000
Hand to HoldMore effectively serve African-American NICU moms with attention to depression, breastfeeding, and peer support $ 150,000
Mama Sana Vibrant WomanInstitute structured postnatal program with home visiting, support groups, social support, and yoga for moms of color. $ 169,405
Texans Care for ChildrenAnalyze provider readiness to implement new TX postpartum depression screening benefit and substance abuse services. $ 86,000
Austin RecoveryProduce action plan to provide postpartum care to high risk new moms in Family House residential treatment. $ 273,281
El Buen SamaritanoCulturally and linguistically competent outreach to increase postpartum visit adherence among Latina moms. $ 125,000
Lone Star Circle of CareEmploy nurse care coordinator to engage patients in mom-baby teams and work across providers to improve outcomes. $ 186,681
People’s Community ClinicImprove current postpartum care model to better serve women who experienced prenatal health complications. $ 200,000
Texas State School of NursingTranslational research using an SMS text messaging and group chat platform to inform, educate, and connect underserved women in Hays County with services and information. $ 209,633
UT Steve Hicks School of Social WorkEngage African-American women in community-based participatory research and strategic planning to tackle maternal mortality disparities. $ 300,000
 Total Grants $ 2,000,000


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