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Georgia Maternal and Child Health Initiative

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Healthcare Georgia Foundation
Jun 24, 2022

For programmatic or budget questions:

Andrea Young Kellum

Samantha Beasley

For questions about the online application:
Javier Sanchez


The Healthcare Georgia Foundation will provide funding to support innovative and/or evidence-based projects in Georgia that address health disparities for Black women of reproductive age (approximately 15-45 years) and their children, partners, and families.

Program priorities include:

  • Programs that seek to reduce/prevent maternal/infant mortality and/or morbidity such as: home visiting, CenteringPregnancy® or group prenatal care, Healthy Start, and fatherhood initiatives
  • Community-led perinatal care models
  • Implicit bias trainings
  • Diversifying and expanding the perinatal workforce, including doulas, midwives, and community health workers
  • Communications campaigns that highlight the importance of listening to Black women or campaigns that promote and educate women about postpartum Medicaid expansion eligibility
  • Implementation of the Reduction of Peripartum Racial Disparities AIM Bundle
  • Expanding research/data opportunities to improve maternal and birth outcomes among Black women and infants

Policy priorities include:

  • Working to extend Medicaid postpartum eligibility and coverage to 12 months following delivery
  • Promoting enhanced reimbursement for healthcare providers
  • Promoting timely utilization and enrollment of services in the Planning for Healthy Babies Medicaid waiver program
  • Supporting policies to promote more healthcare providers being trained in and practicing in underserved areas, particularly rural communities
  • Supporting policies to promote ongoing respectful care and equitable care training for healthcare providers

Eligible applicants are organizations located in Georgia with programs targeting Georgia residents, including:

  • Nonprofit organizations, including nonprofit hospitals
  • Quasi-governmental agencies
  • Public health districts

The Foundation encourages engagement, diversity, representation, and inclusivity in the boards, staff, and individuals served.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $75,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: 9-12

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Black or African American · Children and youth · Community health workers · Families · Health disparities · Maternal health and prenatal care · Medicaid · Minorities · Mortality · Policy · Women · Georgia

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