Blog Posts By: Jane Mosley, PhD

Survey provides comprehensive health data in Kansas, Missouri

Kansas and Missouri Consumer Health Access report

August 9, 2018

Communities often need richer detail on access to health care and coverage than federal surveys can offer. That is why the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, along with our partners the Kansas Health Foundation, Missouri Foundation for Health, REACH Healthcare Foundation, and United Methodist Healthy Ministry Fund, co-funded the Kansas and Missouri Consumer […]

Grantee survey provides HCF with valuable feedback

May 18, 2017

The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City places a high emphasis on using data to make decisions. Evaluation of projects and programs is necessary in order to learn. It helps us determine what part of a project was successful, and just as importantly, what part needs improvement. It leads us to fine-tune and improve […]

Where’s the health data?

January 25, 2017

HCF funds over 200 organizations each year ranging from grassroots organizations to large health systems and universities. Though different in size and scope, they are all working to improve health in their community. But how can we determine the areas that have improved and just as importantly, the areas of health that have yet to […]

Theory of change builds on 11 years of experience

December 12, 2016

As 2016 winds down, we begin our annual blog series where HCF associates review highlights from our work this past year. In our sixth post, Jane Mosley explains the benefits of our newly developed theories of change. Join us as we look back on 2016.  For the past year, HCF has worked to develop theories […]

A look back at 2015: What we learned about the next Decade of Difference

December 23, 2015

For the past 18 months, HCF has been working on a project that examined how we’ve advanced health in our region over the past 10 years. The fruits of that labor is featured on our new website – While most of the report focuses on changes that have occurred, we also heard about health […]

Celebrating a Decade of Difference

September 18, 2015

In 2012, then HCF President/CEO Steve Roling was on his way home from a conference when he had an idea, or as Steve promoted them to staff, “an opportunity.” He envisioned a small project looking back at how health has advanced in our region during HCF’s first 10 years of grantmaking. There were many, many […]

Marketplace Enrollment: A Case Study in How Evaluation Should Work

December 15, 2014

On day six of our Year In Review series, HCF Program and Evaluation Officer Jane Mosley presents a case study on why evaluation is crucial to a project’s success. Why do we evaluate? We ask our grantees to make evaluation a part of their proposal. And we do the same with our own organization-led initiatives. […]

Data Website Offers Reliable Figures for Grantees

December 12, 2013

Before we bid farewell to an eventful year dominated by the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, our HCF associates take a look back at significant events and projects and share their insights about the year 2013. On day four of our year in review, HCF Evaluation and Policy Officer Jane Mosley re-introduces a data […]

2012 CEP survey highlights perception of HCF in community

December 12, 2012

It’s been a busy year for HCF and our grantees. Before we bid farewell to an eventful year, our HCF associates take a look back at significant events and projects that helped make 2012 a productive year. On day three of our year in review, HCF Program and Evaluation Officer Jane Mosley shares how the […]

Food Policy in the Kansas City Metro

September 21, 2010

I recently participated in the Kansas City Food Policy Summit, which was in August at the Kaufmann Foundation. It was organized by the City of Kansas City, Missouri and several local food-focused organizations including the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition, Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture and Kansas City Community Gardens. The Summit created […]


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