Need insurance? Marketplace open enrollment is just around the corner Need insurance? Marketplace open enrollment is just around the corner
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Need insurance? Marketplace open enrollment is just around the corner
New calculator measures cost of food insecurity for community New calculator measures cost of food insecurity for community
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New calculator measures cost of food insecurity for community
Advocates gather to address food insecurity Advocates gather to address food insecurity
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Advocates gather to address food insecurity
Summit brings focus on safe routes to schools Summit brings focus on safe routes to schools
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Summit brings focus on safe routes to schools
Creating a culture of health, the Wildcat way Creating a culture of health, the Wildcat way
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Creating a culture of health, the Wildcat way

Need insurance? Marketplace open enrollment is just around the corner

Last-minute changes at the federal level to the health insurance marketplace are causing confusion among many consumers. Some people are wondering if they can still get insurance or if they will lose coverage they already have. “It’s important for consumers to know the 2018 marketplace opens for business Nov. 1,” said Molly Moffett, program manager […]


New calculator measures cost of food insecurity for community


Adriana Pecina
Program Officer, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

We all know what it’s like to feel a little hungry, to miss or even skip a meal. We may jokingly overdramatize it, saying things like, “I’m starving,” or describing ourselves as “hangry.” But that’s not true hunger, and true hunger isn’t the most concerning food-related health issue. That would be food insecurity, which encompasses […]


Advocates gather to address food insecurity

Hunger advocates and health care professionals gathered on September 13 for the first Hunger Free Healthcare Summit in Kansas City. The first-of-its kind summit was an opportunity to discuss the impact of nutrition and food access on health and integrated solutions for patients. The summit was the culmination of nine months of collaborative work between […]


Summit brings focus on safe routes to schools

Safe Routes to School is a national movement to get more students biking and walking to school. This movement promotes healthy, safe, and connected neighborhoods. Locally, several organizations, schools, municipalities, and community members support Safe Routes to School programming in a variety of ways from walking school buses and bicycle education to installation of new […]


Creating a culture of health, the Wildcat way

On my new desk, with a view that looks out across Union Station and the Liberty Memorial, I’ve placed a framed copy of Bill Snyder’s 16 goals for success. When I see them I remember that success doesn’t happen overnight. Success is achieved with a daily commitment to be better than you were the day […]


Allen County wins Culture of Health Prize

It is with tremendous excitement that we announce that our home — Allen County, Kansas — has been named as a 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize winner. The Prize honors communities for their unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live healthier lives. And that certainly describes what […]


Supporting mental health and wellness on Donnelly campus

Juggling multiple jobs and family responsibilities, struggling with housing or food insecurity, worrying that you or your family members might be deported and dealing with trauma, grief and loss—all of these are everyday realities for Donnelly College students. Imagine facing stressors like these while trying to navigate all the other “firsts” of college. Then imagine […]


There’s help for heroes when their job causes trauma

After several years at her demanding and sometimes emotionally draining job, an emergency medical technician starts frequently calling in sick. When she’s at work, she’s moody, and her performance level drops significantly. This EMT could be the individual face of secondary trauma. But, when the problem develops in more than a few employees, it can […]


HCF fellow sees impact of policy, advocacy on public health

During law school, I was lucky enough to have internships that opened my eyes to the intersection of law and health. Following fantastic internship opportunities with Legal Aid of Western Missouri and KU’s Medical Legal Partnership Clinic, I was thrilled to accept an internship as HCF’s Health Law and Policy Fellow. I was excited about […]


Kansans suggest ways to improve KanCare

About 1 in 5 Americans is covered by Medicaid, making it the single largest insurance program in the US. Medicaid is a critical safety net program for low-income individuals, many of whom have chronic mental and physical health conditions. The majority of state Medicaid programs now contract with managed care organizations to provide Medicaid services. […]


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HCF's Local Health Buzz Blog aims to discuss health and health policy issues that impact the uninsured and underserved in our service area. To submit a blog, please contact HCF Communications Officers, Jennifer Sykes, at jsykes@hcfgkc.org.

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