To ensure healthy futures for babies in Northwest Arkansas by providing prenatal care for all expectant mothers, regardless of income status.
Healthy women. Healthy babies. Healthy futures.
Terry and Gwen Matthews created the Beau Foundation in memory of their late son, Beau Alexander Matthews, to support and promote prenatal healthcare in Northwest Arkansas. They wanted to ensure that all women in Northwest Arkansas had the prenatal care needed to increase their odds of delivering healthy babies. Through the gift of Terry and Gwen Matthews, the Beau Foundation provides support for Community Clinic’s Prenatal Pathways program.
Prenatal Pathways provides low-income and uninsured women access to quality prenatal services at three of Community Clinic’s service sites – Rogers, Springdale and Siloam Springs. A network of clinics, providers and hospitals in Northwest Arkansas partner with Prenatal Pathways to ensure a continuity of care and delivery for women enrolled in Prenatal Pathways.
Since the implementation of Prenatal Pathways in March 2005, funds from the Beau Foundation provide care for over 1,400 low-income and uninsured expectant mothers each year. Through the gift of the Beau Foundation, these women have access to prenatal care, which increases the number of healthy babies born in Northwest Arkansas.
The community outcomes are far-reaching – improving health for the mother and child before and after delivery, reducing complications at birth and throughout the child’s lifespan, and decreasing healthcare costs to the patient, the hospital, and the community. Without the Beau Foundation’s support of Prenatal Pathways, none of this would be possible.