For far too many mothers, complications related to pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum can lead to devastating health outcomes — including hundreds of deaths each year. This maternal health crisis is particularly devastating for Black and Native women who all experience maternal mortality and morbidity at significantly higher rates than their White counterparts.

To address that issue, the Biden Harris Administration developed the White House Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis. A major priority of the Blueprint is increasing access to and coverage of comprehensive high-quality maternal health services, including behavioral health services.

Towards that end, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $65 million to address the Maternal Health Crisis and invest in new approaches to care. In a competitive grant process, Samuel Rodgers Health Center received an award to address the maternal mortality crisis, improve maternal health outcomes and reduce health disparities for patients in the Kansas City area.  

Samuel Rodgers clinical staff, community health workers, and quality team will work to address the significant maternal health disparities faced by BIPOC women.  Prenatal services are available at all Samuel Rodgers locations.  

Downtown Campus: 825 Euclid Ave., KCMO

Cabot Westside Campus: 2121 Summit St., KCMO

Northland Prenatal & Pediatric Clinic: 5330 North Oak Trafficway, Ste 203, KCMO 

Clay County Family Medicine: 800 Haines Dr., Liberty, MO 

Founded in 1968, Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, the first Federally Qualified Health Center in Missouri.  It provides comprehensive care in the areas of adult and senior medicine, well-woman and obstetrical care, pediatric and adolescent health, behavioral health, and oral health services for the community’s most medically and socially vulnerable families. Learn more at