Raising Resilience Receives $5,000 Grant to provide Telehealth and Distant Care Services.
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Charlotte, NC, November 10, 2020 - Raising Resilience, a leading non-profit in the field of Maternal Mental Health, received a $5,000 grant on September 15th, 2020. The grant was endowed by R.O.S.E. (Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere) for the purpose of bridging the gap of disparities of maternal wellness through providing telehealth and distant care services for mothers and families in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas.
The goal of the project is to provide maternal mental wellness services to mothers and families in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas through the means of telehealth services. Money will be allocated to Raising Resilience, which will pursue providing free outpatient therapy services, monthly workshops, and perinatal groups. Tiffany Thompson, LCMHC and Whitney Coble, LCMHC, the founders and executive directors of Raising Resilience, will head the project.
Representatives of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), the National Birth Equity Collaborative, the Georgia Health Policy Center, R.A.C.E. for Equity, Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere, the National Perinatal Association, the Morehouse School of Medicine and National Area Health Education Centers Organizationhave partnered for the Maternal Telehealth Access Project (MTAP). MTAP will address disparities, support providers and families, and boost access to telehealth and distant care services for maternal health with a one-time award of up to $4 million through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020, awarded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Through MTAP, Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) aimed to distribute a total of $200,000 in funding to community partners and Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) led community-based and public health organizations which serve BIPOC and marginalized rural communities in perinatal health services. Selected awardees for the Village Innovating Perinatal Support (VIPS) Cohort, and represent each of the 10 HRSA regions. An additional $70,000 worth of telehealth resources will directly serve families to support their access to perinatal support services.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H7EMC37564 Supporting Providers and Families to Access Telehealth and Distant Care Services for Maternal Health. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. government.