Welcome to hcfgkc.org!
HCF is proud to introduce its new website – hcfgkc.org. Among the many new features includes a searchable grants database, improved resource section and a health news section. HCF is partnering with the Kansas Health Institute news service to provide weekly health stories about health and policy issues impacting the greater Kansas City region. A new story will be added each Wednesday. Check out hcfgkc.org and let us know what you think!
Please note that HCF associate email addresses will change from first initial, last name @healthcare4kc.org to first initial, last name @hcfgkc.org (example: firstname.lastname@example.org is now email@example.com). The old web address and email address will continue to work, but we would appreciate everyone updating their address books.
HCF News: KCMO Mayoral Hopefuls Have Eyes on Health Issues
The city has a legitimate and historic role to play in helping poor people gain access to health-care services. On that much, Kansas City's Mayor Mark Funkhouser and most of the men and women vying to replace him in the Feb. 22 primary election agree. However, they told KHI News Service they have slightly varying ideas on just what the city should do in pursuit of that goal. More.
2011 HCF Mental Health Pre-Proposal Conference
HCF will announce its 2011 Mental Health Request for Proposals (RFP) at a conference on February 23, 2011 from
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
at the Jack Reardon Civic Center. Letters of Intent are due on March 16, 2011, with full proposals due on April 20, 2011. Please download the Request for Proposal from the website and bring it with you to the conference. Register.
Snowy Sidewalks Provide an Opportunity to Build Community
Many areas around Kansas City still have snowy sidewalks from recent snow storms, causing many to walk in the street. Is this an opportunity for the KC community to come together and solve this slippery problem? Check out HCF Program Officer Andres Dominguez's take in our most recent Local Health Buzz blog post.
Food Assessment Questionnaire
The Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition (GKCFPC) is encouraging residents of the Kansas City metro area to go online and fill out a questionnaire about their food-purchasing habits. The questionnaire is designed to assess the residents' access to healthy food, as well as their attitudes about food and eating. The questionnaire can be found online. The questionnaire was developed as a way to better understand our region's food challenges and resources.