My new glasses
By Lezly Vergara
November 30, 2016
Can you see me now?
By Melanie Becker, RN
November 29, 2016

Grantee Spotlights

Maybe it’s working more than one job, or not having a job that offers paid time off, or figuring out where your kids will be in the afternoon while you work or grocery shopping or a lack of transportation, or a combination of all of the above, many Kansas City citizens who live in poverty don’t have the time or financial means to see a doctor during normal business business hours.

That’s why HCF has helped fund extended hours at a number of Kansas City safety net clinics. The clinics are open late and on weekends, offering more convenient times for people who are already too busy or can’t afford time off during normal operating hours. And now that patients can see a doctor on their schedule, they no longer have to visit the emergency room for more minor injuries and illnesses.

Expanded access has allowed clinics to reach as many people as possible while decreasing the burden on emergency rooms.


HCF's Recipe for a Healthy Community
Editor's note: The image above is dynamic; we will continue to update this map as communities continue to approve Tobacco 21|KC policies. So, while the content of this blog post will remain unchanged, the map will be current and available for download. Updated August 22, 2016.
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