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National Friendly Access Project

Greater Flint Health Coalition

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $30,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2003–December 31, 2004
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

The National Friendly Access Project is a community-based initiative that encourages a system-wide approach to improving maternal and pediatric health care by providers who serve Medicaid-eligible or uninsured populations. Flint was one of four cities selected from a field of 12 to begin replicating the project through the Greater Flint Health Coalition. The project was created to connect all maternal and child health programs, specifically Healthy Start, REACH 2010 and PRIDE, in order to increase the access to, satisfaction with and utilization of the prenatal and pediatric care system in Flint and Genesee County.Second-year funding will support efforts to complete a baseline assessment of maternal and child health care in Genesee County; assess the effectiveness of Disney training principles as utilized by health care providers; develop a strategic plan to further expand the project to all county prenatal and pediatric health systems; and implement the strategic plan.During the first year, accomplishments included establishing a community coalition of prenatal and pediatric health care providers; creating a steering committee to direct activities; launching an ongoing baseline assessment of maternal and child health care in Genesee County; and participating in three training seminars.