Blog Posts By: Adriana Pecina


Looking at Health Through the Equity Lens Approach

December 18, 2014


Tweet Share Share PinAs has become an annual activity for our organization, before we ring in the new year, we take a look back at events, projects and moments from 2014 that have impacted the health care scene in our communities and our nation. On day nine of our Year In Review series, HCF Program […]

Healthy Communities Funding: Same Goal, New Name

October 15, 2014


Tweet Share Share PinHealthy people in healthy communities. That’s the vision of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. Earlier this year we announced that we changed the name of our Healthy Lifestyles funding to Healthy Communities to better reflect our commitment to this vision. For more than 10 years now, HCF has funded, […]

A Case for Raising the Legal Sale Age on Tobacco Products

August 28, 2014


Tweet Share Share PinThere are many milestones for a parent. Having your child turn 18 may be among the top. It’s an emotional time for a parent. I should know — my oldest daughter turned 18 this year and she is now a legal adult who can make her own decisions. She can vote. She […]

5 Lessons for Communities and Funders: Making the Healthy Choice

December 18, 2013


Tweet Share Share PinBefore we bid farewell to an eventful year dominated by the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, our HCF associates take a look back at significant events and projects and share their insights about the year 2013. On day eight of our year in review, HCF Program Officer Adriana Pecina reflects how […]

Reducing Health Disparities

December 20, 2012


Tweet Share Share PinIt’s been a busy year for HCF and our grantees. Before we bid farewell to an eventful year, our HCF associates take a look back at significant events and projects that helped make 2012 a productive year. On day nine of our year in review, HCF Program Officer Adriana Pecina takes a […]

HPV Initiative Invests in the Future

March 24, 2011


Tweet Share Share PinOne of the things I love most about my job is seeing HCF’s positive impact in the community. Many of our grants fund projects where this impact is readily evident, but sometimes the effects take longer to see. In the case of HCF’s three-year HPV initiative, the real payoff will be in […]

Connecting Communities through Healthy Lifestyles

January 11, 2011


Tweet Share Share PinHCF recently hosted the 2011 Healthy Lifestyles Pre-Proposal Conference, featuring speakers with expertise in food systems and built environment. Interest in healthy eating and living has grown substantially, and the event provided 130 community participants an excellent opportunity to convene and hear best practices, while learning about HCF’s 2011 Healthy Lifestyles Request […]


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