Blog Posts By: Andres Dominguez


What if Men Cared About Their Health as Much as Their Receding Hairline?

June 11, 2015


Ah, the dreaded annual medical exam. It’s a subject most men know, and an appointment that is fiercely avoided. The challenge to our country is how to keep men healthy. If only men could be equally concerned about their overall health as they are about receding hairlines, we would be set. But why do men […]

People Want to Use Their Voice

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December 12, 2014


As 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 five of our Year In Review series, HCF Program Officer Andres Dominguez […]

Kansas City Should Remember to #BeRoyal All Year

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September 30, 2014


I don’t know about you. But I am happy. Baseball makes me happy. Kansas City Royals baseball makes me very happy. A winning Royals team make me extremely happy. Each April every MLB city predicts a World Series for their team. This weekend as the Royals clinched their first playoff appearance since 1985, I felt […]

Kansas City Philanthropy Community Prepared for Challenges

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December 11, 2013


Before 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 three of our year in review, HCF Program Officer Andres Dominguez appraises the ever-changing challenges for […]

From 1985 to Now, the Royals and Health Care Are Traveling the Same Path

September 19, 2013


In 1985, the Kansas City Royals won the World Series, and I had just started my nonprofit career at Dismas House. As a recent college graduate, I recall filling out my paperwork, completeing insurance forms and I thought, “Insurance? Why do I need insurance? I’m healthy, no dependents, I’m not planning to get sick.” Then […]

A Simple Gesture

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January 11, 2013


By Andres Dominguez, HCF program officer Cancer is a dreaded disease that has hit my family at many levels. During my junior high school years, my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. During her surgeries, she received a series of blood transfusions that sustained her life. In 1993, for the first time, I donated blood […]

Reducing Violence for Future Generations

December 17, 2012


It’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 six of our year in review, HCF Program Officer Andres Dominguez writes about Aim4Peace, a program […]

The Dog Days of Summer

July 13, 2012


The right forces created the Midwest topography and geography. An overabundance of water, rich soil and weather conditions created rich farm land that feeds much of the US and the world. Midwesterners generally don’t have to worry about where our next glass of water will come from. As homeowners, we worry about how to maintain […]

Public Transportation Improvements Could Mean Overall Health Improvement

March 15, 2012


This past Saturday as I looked for the least expensive gasoline, my daughter questioned why I was looking to saving a few cents on gas. Her question was “does a few pennies matter?”, as she handed me handful of pennies. The cost of energy is a concern to many. With the relatively mild winter, families […]

Safety and Youth Sports

June 1, 2011


I just completed my second season of coaching my son’s 7 and under soccer team, The Boomerangs. We had a fun year with no injuries. I never experienced a serious or minor injury during my playing days, but I did get hit in the head once during a hot box. I rubbed my head, didn’t […]


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