Research Category: Healthy Communities

Health Equity Series: Food Insecurity

December 1, 2015

For the purpose of this report, health equity will be discussed through the examination of Missouri’s food system, including how social determinants of health impact food security and food access, as well as the connection between disparities in health outcomes and an inequitable food system.

Fostering School Connectedness: Overview

November 7, 2015

We will be discussing what we can do to promote school connectedness among students in our school(s).

Food for All: Improving Access to Healthy and Local Food

Kansas and Missouri are above average, but in this case, it’s nothing to be proud of. We rank 8th (Missouri) and 15th (Kansas) among the 50 states in food insecurity. In the heart of one of the richest agricultural regions in the country, more than 15% of our residents don’t...

HCFGKC 10 Year Report

September 15, 2015

As HCF completes its first decade of grantmaking, we have looked back across the health care landscape to better understand the accomplishments and obstacles surrounding care to the uninsured and underserved in the Kansas City region. Our objective is to learn from, and reflect upon, past experience, in order to...

Healthy Indicator Posters

September 3, 2015

Healthy Communities Websites

August 16, 2015

A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health website offers CME/CE credit and equips health care professionals with awareness, knowledge, and skills to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population they serve. Action for Healthy Kids: A volunteer network fighting childhood...

Healthy Lifestyle

July 21, 2015

The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City aims to address the leading causes of preventable death by improving access to healthy eating and active living and by reducing the use of tobacco. Chronic disease has become epidemic, with nearly 50% of Americans living with at least one chronic illness....

HCF Grant Report: Community Garden Funding 2007-2010

The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) committed approximately $1 million to support nine community garden projects from 2007 to 2010. These programs provided garden plots, fresh vegetables, and nutrition training to approximately 2,244 people (1,887 children and 357 adults) in HCF’s six county service area.

New Study Shows Positive Relationship Between Physical Fitness and Academic Test Scores Among Kansas Students

July 20, 2015

During the 2011-2012 school year, 152 schools representing 40 school districts across Kansas submitted FITNESSGRAM data on more than 17,000 students. The findings of the study highlight aggregate, de-identified data from more than 13,000 students in grades 4-9.

Creating Healthy Schools: Elementary Recess (Family)

April 1, 2015

Students at our school spend a majority of their day here. Because we care about the health and well-being of our students, we have implemented School Wellness Policies.

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