REACH, Prime Health Grants Improve Care

reStart Receives Two Grants To Improve Health Care for the Homeless

March 9, 2017

reStart, Inc. has received a $40,000 grant from the REACH Healthcare Foundation and a $15,000 grant from Prime Health Foundation, both aimed at improving access to health care for homeless men, women, youth and children.

The REACH Foundation grant is part of its Care Connectors program, which is aimed at improving access to care for those who are uninsured or medically underserved, with a goal of reducing health disparities. The Prime Health Grant will also be used to link residents at reStart with the appropriate health care services they need.

“Untreated chronic disease is the leading cause of death among homeless individuals, and health in general is an ongoing challenge for this population,” says Evie Craig, president and CEO for reStart. “Thanks to these two important grants, we will be able to address many of these challenges directly and help ensure that our residents are able to recognize their health issues and navigate the health care system to secure the care they need.”

This is the first year that reStart has received a grant from Prime Health, whose mission is to support organizations, programs and initiatives that demonstrate potential for improving the health of the Kansas City metro area. The grant from REACH is a continuation of the foundation’s past support for reStart’s efforts to improve access to care for those who often face significant barriers in receiving the health care they need. The REACH grant to reStart was one of nine grants the foundation awarded to local projects that use care coordinators and other types of connectors to improve access to health care.

For more information contact: Evelyn E. Craig
Cell: 913.706.1469