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Equity in Care is Quality Health Care

This month was National Minority Health month and most visitors to this site may already know this. What most may not know is that Booker T. Washington started National Negro Health Week in 1915 and it was the descendant of today’s National Minority Health month. Booker T. Washington understood then what we are starting to better appreciate today: better health is about wellness and prevention and minorities have worse health care outcomes than non-minorities.

Brownback Agrees to Delay Managed-Care for Developmentally Disabled, Hours After RAlly Brings Hundreds to Capitol

Governor Sam Brownback’s office announced today he’s agreed to a one-year delay in implementing a plan to bring services for the developmentally under managed care.

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Insurance-Coverage Gaps for 48 Million American in 2011

A quarter of working-age adults had a gap in their health-insurance coverage last year, mainly because they lost or changed their jobs, a new think-tank study says.

ACA is Much More Than Individual Mandate

As we await the Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), it may be useful to review some of its more positive features.

Comfort: Why We Need Health Reform Law

In medical school out in the Midwest, I spent a lot of time at the local free clinic which offered care to all patients at no cost.


If you’ve followed the Giving Better Blog over the past year, you know that Kansas City is one of the most giving cities in the nation. This is just one of the many reasons I’m so pleased to take on the role of President & CEO at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and its non-regional brand, Greater Horizons.

The Art of Healing

Few things in life are more tragic than the tortured soul of a child. Art is one of the many ways we help wounded children heal at KidsTLC.