UnityPoint Health – Waterloo Receives Grants from Cedar Valley United Way

Aug 30, 2022

UnityPoint Health – Waterloo is proud to announce it has received six generous grants totaling nearly $300,000 from the Cedar Valley United Way. The grants went into effect July 1, 2022 to support some of the most impactful community-based programs. Funding will continue for two years depending on the success of meeting program goals and the United Way’s future fundraising targets.

Funded Programs

ACE-SAP Free Clinic - $30,070

The ACE-SAP Free Clinic provides preventative, acute and mental healthcare, chronic disease management, diabetes screening, footcare, medical supplies, employment and athletic physicals, immunizations, prescription medications, health education, healthcare and social service referrals, nutritional counseling and dental screenings. The grant helps underwrite these free services for uninsured or underinsured individuals.

Allen Child Protection Center - $97,566

The Allen Child Protection Center assists children and dependent adults who are suspected victims of sexual or physical abuse or who have witnessed violence. Services include providing a safe, neutral place to speak to a forensic interviewer, undergo a medical exam and receive family advocacy assistance. Clients also have access to mental health therapists who follow evidence-based treatment protocols. The grant helps cover the salary and benefits of a mental health therapist, patient financial coordinator and mental health assessment supplies.

Allen College Summer Nurse and Health Careers Camp - $5,000

The Allen College Summer Nurse and Health Careers Camp offers educational opportunities for low-income students and members of groups historically underrepresented in health care including African Americans and Hispanic or Latino persons. The six-week program helps students transition toward higher education by enhancing applicable career-ready skills. The grant helps cover expenses including personnel, program supplies and meals.

Allen Hospital Enhanced Maternal Health - $18,423

Enhanced maternal health services provided at Allen Women’s Health are designed for pregnant women in need and include assistance in completing Medicaid presumptive eligibility forms, prenatal education, psychosocial and depression screening, oral health education, community referrals for improved birth outcomes and preparation for the role of parenting. The grant will help underwrite the salary and fringe benefits of two enhanced maternal health social workers.

Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center Care Coordination - $71,286

The Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center care coordination program connects patients to critical outpatient mental health services following an emergency room visit, hospitalization or visit to the UnityPoint Health - Mental Health Walk-In Clinic. Grant funds will support a full-time social worker to manage the care coordination program.

Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center School-Based Mental Health - $75,903

The Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center school-based mental health program provides on-site evaluation, treatment and care coordination in the Waterloo and Cedar Falls community school districts. Many youth and their families would not otherwise have access to mental health services which may limit success at school and in the community. Grant funds help underwrite the salary and benefits of one of the programs mental health therapists as well as cell phone expenses.