January 1, 2013 > Tri-City Health Center receives $60,000 grant
Tri-City Health Center receives $60,000 grant
Submitted By Christina Torres
Tri-City Health Center (TCHC) is excited to have been awarded a $60,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente for the new Integrated Community Referrals and Support (ICRS) project.
The ICRS pilot project will improve overall maternal and child birth health outcomes and increase patient access to support services during pregnancy and beyond. ICRS will ensure that pregnant patients are able to access all public benefits programs to which they are entitled, by integrating a comprehensive referral network and support system into prenatal medical visits. This ICRS integrated network will include housing assistance, access to food, job training, childcare, and many more, all of which allow a woman to focus on her and her baby's health.
"Low-income pregnant women are at a dramatically greater risk for poor birth outcomes than their higher income peers. Through this ICRS pilot project, TCHC will improve the outcomes of our low-income prenatal patients by ensuring they have access to the programs and services they need to improve their lives. The ICRS project is committed to helping pregnant women access, navigate, and utilize the resources available to them, as well as improve birth outcomes," said Pam Kitagawa, Teen and Women's Programs Manager.
For more information about TCHC, visit: http://www.tri-cityhealth.org