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What a healthier Wyandotte looks like

By Wesley McKain on January 18, 2017
Program Supervisor, Healthy Communities Wyandotte, Wyandotte County Health Department

A couple months ago, Healthy Communities Wyandotte (HCW) threw a party for its 5th anniversary. Consider some of the highlights we celebrated: We partnered with the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County to enroll over 4,000 residents in health coverage, and decrease the rate of uninsured from 26 percent to 14 percent. This was the […]


From tragedy to triumph: Luke’s journey of hope at The Carousel Adult Daycare Center

By Karen Allen on January 11, 2017
President and Executive Director, The Carousel / Jacob’s Well of Kansas City Ministries

The Carousel Adult Daycare Center opened its doors in January 2003. Today, The Carousel continues to serve the families of the Greater Kansas City area, dedicated to providing care to the elderly and adults with special needs. Our goal is to provide a safe place where care givers can rest assured that their loved ones […]


Transparency in HCF’s funding

By Bridget McCandless, MD on January 4, 2017
President and CEO, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

I am often asked about the dollars that support the efforts of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. When a foundation grants $20 million annually, those questions are inevitable because so many depend on those funds to serve the uninsured and underserved. I am thankful that our history of fiscal decision-making makes this […]


Warmest holiday wishes from HCF

By HCF Blog Team on 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 […]


Creating a culture of health

By Bridget McCandless, MD on December 15, 2016
President and CEO, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

As 2016 winds down, we begin our annual blog series where HCF associates review highlights from our work this past year. In our final post, Bridget McCandless looks ahead to 2017 and how we can continue to build a culture of health. Join us as we look back on 2016.  A few weeks ago the Kansas […]


Community health workers gain recognition as integral to health care

By Graciela Couchonnal on December 15, 2016
Vice President of Programs, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

As 2016 winds down, we begin our annual blog series where HCF associates review highlights from our work this past year. In our ninth post, Graciela Couchonnal looks back at the integral part community health workers play in health care. Join us as we look back on 2016.  If you work on health systems reform, you could […]


Jackson County enacts local prescription drug monitoring program

By Bradford T. Hart on December 14, 2016
Program Officer, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

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 […]


Jackson County voters renew hope for children

By Donna Bushur on December 13, 2016
Program Officer, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City


Shannon Morris
Program Officer, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

As 2016 winds down, we begin our annual blog series where HCF associates review highlights from our work this past year. In our seventh post, Donna Bushur and Shannon Morris review the benefits of a children’s fund that Jackson County voters approved. Join us as we look back on 2016.  Last year, in Jackson County, nearly […]


Theory of change builds on 11 years of experience

By Jane Mosley, PhD on December 12, 2016
Program and Evaluation Officer, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

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 […]


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