About Prime Health Foundation
The mission of the Prime Health Foundation is to support organizations, programs and initiatives that demonstrate potential for improving the health of our community.
The Prime Health Foundation was incorporated in the late 1980's by the Prime Health plan, a health maintenance organization and the first managed care plan in Kansas City.
In keeping with the health plan’s mission, the Foundation first concentrated on supporting efforts related to managed care. In 2000, the Foundation broadened its mission to support efforts related to health issues and services in the Kansas City area. Since its founding, the Prime Health Foundation has provided over 8 million dollars in support to organizations in the Kansas City region.
For a history of the Prime Health plan, please read Michael B. Wood’s 2005 case study: Still Serving Kansas City: A History of Prime Health.