Health Foundations Issue TA Opportunity

November 8, 2011  |  Foundation News  | Read More

Foundation News Release

Merriam, Kansas — The REACH Healthcare Foundation and the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) today released an application for technical assistance to help regional health and human service organizations address cultural competency and diversity in their organizations and service delivery. The technical assistance opportunity will provide 12 months of customized assistance to organization leaders and program staff to help them improve their work with diverse populations. 

The application for technical assistance is open to nonprofit organizations working within the two foundations’ funding areas and six-county geographic region. That region includes Allen, Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas, and Cass, Jackson and Lafayette counties in Missouri. Organizations eligible to apply include safety net health care clinics, behavioral health organizations, higher education institutions, and organizations working in other health and human service fields.

A workshop to explain the Cultural Competency Initiative and the technical assistance application is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the REACH Foundation offices, 6700 Antioch Road, REACH Conference Room (2nd floor), Merriam, Kansas.

Application information is available online at or The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16.

The Cultural Competency Initiative was developed and launched by the REACH Foundation in 2008 as part of the Foundation’s focus on improving health care access and reducing health disparities. The impetus for the initiative came out of a growing recognition of the connection between cultural competency and health disparities, and the impact on individual health outcomes, as well as the lack of local resources to help organizations improve in this area. HCF joined the initiative in 2010, expanding the technical assistance opportunity and other support efforts.

Note:  The technical assistance opportunity provides customized planning and guidance, and is not a financial award. See below for application information and the application cover page:

Review the application for technical assistance.

Access the application cover page.  Access the Statement of Commitment form.

Review application process presentation (PowerPoint)