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? 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 […]

Where’s the health data?

By Jane Mosley, PhD on January 25, 2017
Program and Evaluation Officer, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

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 […]

Helping nonprofit leaders be more effective in their missions

By Debra Box on November 8, 2016
Executive Director, Support Kansas City

Support Kansas City was founded in 2000 with the express mission to support nonprofits by providing them with business and development services so that they could focus on their missions. Over the last 17 years, SKC has worked with over 300 nonprofits in the metro area. Through our education and community impact work, we’ve reached […]

Infographics Highlight Resources on Health Data Website

By Bridget McCandless, MD on May 29, 2015
President and CEO, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

Two years ago, HCF was pleased to launch a new community website called The goal of the website is to help strengthen and build healthier communities by providing a one-stop shop for data and resources related to the health of specific communities. By visiting the website, you can find health data, explore promising practices, […]

Improving How Organizations Communicate Their Stories

By Patrick Sallee on September 18, 2014
Executive Director, Samuels U. Rogers Health Center Foundation

We are in the people business. Whether it is the people we serve, or the ones that volunteer in our building or with our clients, or the donors that support the mission of this important work, in the end, it is about people. People also are the heart of a great story. And the story […]

Data Website Offers Reliable Figures for Grantees

By Jane Mosley, PhD on December 12, 2013
Program and Evaluation Officer, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

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 […]

Evidence-Based Practice—Ready, or Not?

By Jody Brook, PhD, MSW/LCSW on February 26, 2013
, University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare

Over the past few years, local mental health and substance abuse treatment providers have increasingly been encouraged by community stakeholders to adopt evidence-based or evidence-informed practices (EBPs). Like most change, this movement toward implementation of research-supported interventions creates both opportunity and challenge for local service providers. EBPs are practices that have undergone scientific evaluation to […]

New Documentary Showcases Work of Violence Interrupters

By Steve Roling on October 13, 2011
Inaugural President and CEO, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

Our foundation office is located on the corner of 18th Street and Prospect in downtown KC. Though we have a nice office space within close proximity to the wonderful Negro League Baseball Museum and the Jazz Museum and a beautiful view of Downtown KC, our neighborhood is also home to a lot of crime and […]


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