Open Door Health Services Receives March of Dimes Grant

Centering Pregnancy® Program. Photo ProvidedCentering Pregnancy® Program. Photo Provided

Muncie, IN – Open Door Health Services (ODHS) received a grant from The March of Dimes, Indiana Chapter in January 2016 to provide training and operational support for a Centering Pregnancy® program that will begin at ODHS in May. The Centering Pregnancy® program is an evidence-based model of care that improves birth outcomes, by promoting greater patient engagement, personal empowerment and community-building.

“These funds will be used to provide training in the Centering Pregnancy® curriculum to the providers and support staff who work with our prenatal patients on a daily basis,” said Toni Estep, CEO of Open Door Health Services. “We are so grateful to the March of Dimes volunteers who make grants like this possible through participation in walks or donations. We see the impact that it makes on our patients daily.”

The Centering Pregnancy® program will begin at Open Door in May 2016, but Open Door is always accepting new prenatal patients. For more information about Open Door Health Services’ prenatal program, visit us online at or call (765) 286-7000.

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About Open Door Health Services

Open Door Health Services is a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that acts as a safety net for the uninsured and underinsured of East Central Indiana. The organization provides health care services to all people of all ages regardless of their ability to pay. Open Door Health Services accepts private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Hoosier Healthwise and Healthy Indiana Plan. For individuals who do have insurance, fees are adjusting upon their income and household size also known as a sliding scale fee model. Open Door Health Services has continued to expand to meet the health care needs of individuals throughout Eastern Indiana. ODHS currently offers a variety of services through locations in Muncie, Anderson, and Marion.