Parental influence helps reduce teens’ alcohol use

By Megan Clark on May 16, 2016
Prevention Services Coordinator, Johnson County Mental Health Center

Did you know…kids first try alcohol at about age 13 and over 20 percent of high school students report drinking alcohol at least once in the past 30 days? In an effort to reduce underage drinking, the Olathe Communities That Care Coalition & Behavioral Health Awareness Alliance Coalition have teamed up to implement an educational […]


Initiative Helps Grassroots Organizations Fulfill Mission

By Liana Riesinger on December 19, 2013
Program Officer, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

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 nine of our year in review, HCF Program Officer Liana Riesinger updates us on the recently […]


Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Helps Refugees Navigate America’s Complicated Health Care System

By Kirsten Flanagan on March 22, 2012
Director of Institutional Funding, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas was a recipient of a one-year Applicant Defined Grant (ADG) from Health Care Foundation. Their Refugee and Migrant Service program was awarded $25,000 in July 2011. Guest blogger Kirsten Flanagan, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Director of Institutional Funding, gave us an update on the program’s progress. Imagine: the Burmese […]



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