Blog Posts By: Bradford T. Hart

Jackson County enacts local prescription drug monitoring program

December 14, 2016

As 2016 winds down, we begin our annual blog series where HCF associates review highlights from our work this past year. In our eighth post, Brad Hart details the local movement to create a prescription drug monitoring program. Join us as we look back on 2016.  As a proud resident of the Kansas City region, I […]

A regional approach to prescription drug abuse

September 15, 2016

Recently, I had the opportunity to testify before the Jackson County legislature on the topic of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs). As many in our region already know, Missouri has the dubious distinction of being the only state in the country to not have a PDMP, the single most impactful tool to reduce the supply […]

Joining the HCF lineup

Keep the line moving

February 9, 2016

In early November, our former President/CEO Steve Roling penned a blog entry entitled, Keep the line moving, with a nod to the values of the game of baseball. The spirit of “keep the line moving” is deeply inspiring. It extolls the virtues of teamwork, resiliency, taking action, and momentum. All of these virtues are important aspects of […]


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