A Health Care Foundation series: Exploring #RepealAndReplace A Health Care Foundation series: Exploring #RepealAndReplace
A Health Care Foundation series: Exploring #RepealAndReplace
I have been reading so many opinions and analyses ... Read More
A Health Care Foundation series: Exploring #RepealAndReplace
The great Kansas comeback The great Kansas comeback
The great Kansas comeback
I am a fiercely proud native Kansan and believe tw ... Read More
The great Kansas comeback
Program introduces trauma-informed care to culinary industry Program introduces trauma-informed care to culinary industry
Program introduces trauma-informed care to culinary industry
I want you to take a journey with me… close your e ... Read More
Program introduces trauma-informed care to culinary industry
Menorah Heritage Foundation continues tradition of healing and service Menorah Heritage Foundation continues tradition of healing and service
Menorah Heritage Foundation continues tradition of healing and service
Nearly 100 years ago, the Kansas City Jewish commu ... Read More
Menorah Heritage Foundation continues tradition of healing and service
KCK mayor supports ACA by launching letter writing campaign KCK mayor supports ACA by launching letter writing campaign
KCK mayor supports ACA by launching letter writing campaign
As Mayor of a city with a high rate of poverty, it ... Read More
KCK mayor supports ACA by launching letter writing campaign

A Health Care Foundation series: Exploring #RepealAndReplace

By Bridget McCandless, MD on March 23, 2017
President and CEO, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

I have been reading so many opinions and analyses of the recently proposed American Health Care Act.  In some of the more nuanced discussions, people differ on what it will and won’t do. I think we can be certain that everyone involved recognizes that health care and insurance is complicated and that solutions for one […]


The great Kansas comeback

By Annie McKay on March 23, 2017
President/CEO, Kansas Action for Children

I am a fiercely proud native Kansan and believe two things to the core of my being: That Kansas is the greatest state in the nation and that Kansans are good people. When historians reflect on Kansas, they always seem to make note of a unique, collective mindset among its people. We’ve been described as […]


Program introduces trauma-informed care to culinary industry

By Amy Simmons, MSW on March 14, 2017
Director of Community Care, Episcopal Community Services

I want you to take a journey with me… close your eyes and think of a commercial kitchen, like the kitchen in your favorite restaurant. With your eyes closed tell me what you hear… what you smell… what it feels like. Is it loud? Do you hear the voices, clanging of pots and pans, the rhythm […]


Menorah Heritage Foundation continues tradition of healing and service

By Rita Cortes on March 9, 2017
Executive Director, Menorah Heritage Foundation

Nearly 100 years ago, the Kansas City Jewish community began a conversation about how to provide quality health care and afford all physicians a place to practice medicine, without regard to religion, race or economic status. Today this tradition lives on in the Menorah Heritage Foundation, recently formed by the merger of the Jewish Heritage […]


KCK mayor supports ACA by launching letter writing campaign

By Mark Holland on March 2, 2017
Mayor/CEO, Unified Government of Wyandotte County & Kansas City, Kansas

As Mayor of a city with a high rate of poverty, it is my responsibility to advocate for our most vulnerable residents. This includes those who do not have access to quality health care. For too long, our community has endured a high rate of uninsured residents. In 2013, before we launched a campaign to […]


Everything you need to know about our move

By HCF Blog Team on March 1, 2017

Editor’s note: Our phone system and permanent phone number is now working. You may resume using (816) 241-7006.   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 […]


Farewell to 18th and Prospect

By HCF Blog Team on 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 […]


Submit your agency’s promising practice

By Carlie Houchen on February 23, 2017
Analyst, Kansas Health Institute

Have you heard about the great health improvement efforts going on in Kansas City? KCHealthMatters.org is a website that features some of this outstanding work through its Promising Practices database. KCHealthMatters is a one-stop shop for data and resources to further understand and improve your community’s health, identify areas needing improvements and collaborate for positive […]


Kansans deserve better from KanCare

Topeka Kansas Capitol

By Sheldon Weisgrau on February 20, 2017
Director, Health Reform Resource Project

KanCare is in trouble. The state of Kansas’ Medicaid program, which has been run by three Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) since being privatized in 2013, is beset by administrative and operational problems that threaten the health and safety of its beneficiaries, among the most vulnerable Kansans. Patients, advocates, health care providers, and others engaged with […]


Now that the lawsuit is over, where do we go from here?

By Bridget McCandless, MD on February 16, 2017
President and CEO, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

It was seven years ago HCF entered into litigation to ensure that HCA’s commitments to the communities we serve through the sale of Health Midwest were fulfilled. Last month, we were pleased to announce we had reached a mutual agreement to allow us to close these proceedings. In all, HCF added $175 million to our resources, […]


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