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We’re proud to share some of the latest grants received by participants of our MoCAP program. MoCAP is another way we catalyze change in the region, in this case by acting as a resource to qualified groups that are pursuing federal or national funding for their health- or prevention-focused work. Through MoCAP we assist organizations attract grants to the region that might not have made it here otherwise.

  • St. Louis County Department of Public Health has received an Office of Minority Health’s Minority Youth Violence Prevention II grant. They are one of only 10 organizations funded nationally. They will receive $424,997 per-year for four years to support Project RESTORE (Reconciliation and Empowerment to Support Tolerance and Race Equity). This work will target a cohort of high-risk, disadvantaged youth for four years, starting in 7th grade, with after-school and summer programs that are designed, driven, and led by student peers, educators, school counselors, law enforcement officers, and community volunteers.
  • Queen of Peace Center in St. Louis was awarded a five-year $2,620,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women. The purpose of this program is to expand comprehensive treatment, prevention, and recovery support services for women and their children in residential substance use treatment facilities, including services for non-residential family members of both the women and children.

Three of the four MoCAP supported proposals for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Rural Health Network Development Program were funded:

  • Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium was awarded $900,000 over the course of three years. The project will help the Bootheel Health Alliance decrease disparities in health outcomes that result from obesity and diabetes. The Alliance will provide case management, using community health workers and the “Power to Prevent” curriculum, to improve chronic disease self-management for diabetes and obesity, along with chronic disease prevention.
  • Randolph County Caring Communities Partnerships was awarded $890,474 over the course of three years. The Innovative Solutions to Rural Health project will serve 300 lower-income, uninsured, and/or otherwise underserved and at-risk individuals residing in the four adjoining rural northeast Missouri counties of Randolph, Monroe, Chariton, and Howard, who are experiencing the negative effects of co-occurring disorders, chronic disease, and conditions such as mental illness, substance abuse, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and obesity. The focus of the project is to expand the membership base of the existing Rural Mental Health Network, which consists of partners that represent mental health, behavioral health, primary care, and social services, in order to provide increased availability and access to coordinated and integrated health care.
  • Missouri Ozarks Community Health was awarded $707,171 over the course of three years. The funding will support rural integrated health care networks in their work to improve population health and address social determinants of health.

Congratulations are in order for all of these successfully funded projects!

These are just a sampling of our recent MoCAP success stories. Click here to see even more.

Interested in learning more or participating in our MoCAP program? Click here!