Blog Posts By: Brenda Calvin


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October 20, 2016


This interview was conducted by Fair Food Network and republished here with permission. You can read and download a pdf of this interview on their website. Born and raised in greater Kansas City, Brenda Calvin, program officer at Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, is personally and professionally rewarded by her work improving community health. […]

Leadership Is in Your Heart

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December 10, 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 three of our Year In Review series, HCF Program Officer Brenda Calvin […]

Healthy Communities Funding: Same Goal, New Name

October 15, 2014


Healthy 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, what, until recently, […]

Tobacco Is Still Deadly, and We Are Still Fighting for a Tobacco-Free Future

January 28, 2014


It’s been 50 years since we first learned that tobacco smoke is deadly. Since the release of the groundbreaking, 1964 Surgeon General’s report, we have further evidence that links smoking to diseases of nearly all organs of the body. In light of this significant health anniversary, a new report, The Health Consequences of Smoking – […]

High Hopes for Leadership Academy to Influence Healthy Communities

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December 13, 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 five of our year in review, HCF Program Officer Brenda Calvin dives into the development of […]

If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again!

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December 13, 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 four of our year in review, HCF Program Officer Brenda Calvin asks: why should we care […]

Cass County on the Move

May 17, 2011


One unique aspect about HCF’s service area is the diversity of communities we serve. We work with rural areas such as Allen County, Kansas; the suburbs of Johnson County; and urban communities such as Kansas City, Missouri. Some of the communities we serve overlap these designations. Take Cass County, Missouri for instance – its northern […]


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HCF's Local Health Buzz Blog aims to discuss health and health policy issues that impact the uninsured and underserved in our service area. To submit a blog, please contact HCF Communications Officers, Jennifer Sykes, at jsykes@hcfgkc.org.

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