Steve's Blog

Acceptance at St. James Catholic Church

My family has attended and been active in a wonderful and vibrant church in south KC ever since we moved here in 1980. However, we have been blessed to visit many other churches of all denominations and synagogues over the years for Saturday or Sunday services or to attend weddings, funerals or Bar Mitzvahs. Kansas City has a rich faith tradition with many well known and respected priests, preachers and Rabbis.

Keeping You Informed

Welcome to the new HCF web site. Jennifer Sykes, our communications officer, has spent many months talking to our stakeholders in order to improve the efficiency and responsiveness of our new web site. Our “old” web site was well received if people were trying to find out information about our grant making process. Hopefully we have enhanced this process even further with our “new” web site.

The Key to Reducing Healthy Disparities

Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report on racial disparities. To no one’s surprise, the poor, the uninsured and the less educated tend to live shorter, sicker lives and cost our nation billions of dollars in heath related care.

Looking Back on 2010 and Ahead to 2011

The mission of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City is to provide leadership, resources and advocacy to eliminate barriers and promote quality health for uninsured and underserved. As we worked toward that mission in 2010, HCF was able to celebrate many achievements…achievements that opened the door for many opportunities and challenges in 2011.

Solutions for Missouri's Low Health Outcomes

According to the American Public Health Association the state of Missouri ranks 38 out of the 50 states in health outcomes…only 12 states are in worse shape than us (Kansas ranks 24th). Why is this?

Time To Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is my favorite time of the year.

This Saturday morning my wife cooked two turkeys for a charity event and the smell of those baked turkeys was unbelievable. Besides celebrating Thanksgiving, we will also be celebrating my Mom’s 92nd birthday. Over 42 years ago my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and today she is as vibrant and involved as any person her age you ever met. I am so thankful to still have her in my life.

Our New Elected Leaders Should Come Armed with Questions

What an interesting election we have just experienced. Congratulations to those who have been elected to serve our community and nation. Thanks also to those unsuccessful candidates who were brave enough to participate in the election process.

Now comes the hard part -- governing.

About Me

Steve Roling

Steve Roling

Steve Roling is the President/CEO of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. Each week he blogs about issues that inspire him as we work toward eliminating barriers to quality health.



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