Supporting the Detroit Regional Infant Mortality Reduction Task Force in overcoming poor pregnancy outcomes for at-risk women

The Foundation's program, Local Funding Partnerships, was designed to continue a matching grants program to establish partnerships between RWJF and local grant makers in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve health and health care for vulnerable populations.In a joint effort to address social determinants of health that lead to poor pregnancy outcomes, competing health systems in Detroit will employ participatory research, small area analysis and outreach workers. They will focus on three neighborhoods where existing supportive services are underused and local funders have invested in multi-service neighborhood centers and community development. Women 18-35 will be linked to resources including education, employment, housing, nutrition, pre-natal care, and family planning classes. Training 500 health providers to recognize and address health inequities and racial disparities will promote Institutional change.Local funders include: The Kresge Foundation, Detroit Medical Center - Children's Hospital of Michigan, Henry Ford Health System, University of Michigan Office of Public Health Practice, and the Oakwood Healthcare System.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $300,000.00

Awarded on: 6/23/2011

Time frame: 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2014

Grant Number: 69168


Henry Ford Health System

1 Ford Place
Detroit, 48202-3450


Kimberlydawn Wisdom
Project Director