Blog Posts By: HCF Blog Team

A year in review: HCF’s grantmaking in 2017

February 12, 2018

We often talk about our work to tackle the pressing health issues facing our community. Though the topics are always worthy of discussion and support, they can also be heavy and sad; after all, rarely does something positive come from not receiving regular medical care. However, it occurred to us recently that we rarely talk about […]

May your days be merry and bright

December 19, 2017

Well, here it is, dear readers. The end of another year. And what an interesting year 2017 has been! As Americans, we persevered through a tumultuous year. As Missourians and Kansans, we saw some successes in health. And closer to our home, HCF experienced quite a bit of change. Before we get too far into […]

Radio program reaches out to at-risk Latino population

November 30, 2017

Isolated by language, culture and poverty, many Latino immigrants in Kansas City face chronic health risks often made worse by their limited knowledge of nutrition and inadequate access to healthy foods. El Centro Inc., a 40-year-old area nonprofit, is reducing that isolation with an innovative program that draws from the oral tradition to educate vulnerable […]

Everything you need to know about our move

March 1, 2017

After a fun few weeks of packing, this week is moving week for HCF. Moving trucks are shuttling our work environments to the new office, and we have said goodbye to 18th and Prospect. By Friday afternoon, we will officially begin settling into our new interim home in Two Pershing Square (2300 Main Street, Kansas City, […]

Farewell to 18th and Prospect

February 27, 2017

At the corner of 18th and Prospect sits a humble, unassuming building that has been the home of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City since our inception 14 years ago. In those early days, the inaugural HCF Board of Directors looked for a location that could provide a short-term lease while the board […]

A year in review: HCF’s grantmaking in 2016

December 30, 2016

The coming of a new year marks a time of fresh beginnings and resolutions. December, then, becomes an important time to reflect on the accomplishments of the year and brings into focus the goals we still need to work toward. Each year, organizations in our region plan and implement outstanding programs and policies that continue […]

Warmest holiday wishes from HCF

December 19, 2016

All of us at the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City would like to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season. As we approach the new year, we thank you for all you do to help make Greater Kansas City a healthier place to live. As a reminder, the HCF office will be […]

A tried-and-true Thanksgiving recipe

November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for family, friends, good health and great food. In addition to all the delicious calories, we recommend a walk after dinner, weather permitting, of course. This year, in addition to serving the old standbys — turkey smothered in gravy, candied yams, and pumpkin pie — HCF is offering […]

~SPOOKY~ HCF associates treat KIPP neighbors to an early Halloween

October 31, 2016

On Friday afternoon, HCF associates visited our young neighbors at the KIPP Endeavor Academy for an early Halloween treat. Staff had a fun time dressing up and surprising the K-4th grade classrooms, delivering treats and sending the kids off into the weekend with some early Halloween spirit. Program officer Andres Dominguez said it was a good way […]

Opioid discussion now online

October 12, 2016

Three weeks ago, HCF was proud to sponsor American Public Square’s Dinner at the Square event, The Painful Truth. People in attendance listened to a thoughtful, informed and respectful discussion on opioid abuse and whether Missouri needs a prescription drug monitoring program. Missouri is the only state in the nation without a prescription monitoring program. You can […]


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