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In this issue... October 2009

Healthy Lifestyles Pre-Proposal Conference Featuring Mark Fenton

In our effort to eliminate barriers to quality health, the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City will announce its 2010 Healthy Lifestyles Request for Proposals (RFP) in November. Letters of Intent for Healthy Lifestyles funding round will be due on January 20, 2010; full proposal due on February 17, 2010 and grant awards announced on May 20, 2010.

There will be significant changes to the 2010 Healthy Lifestyles RFP. All organizations interested in Healthy Lifestyles funding are encouraged to attend the Pre-Proposal Conference. The conference will be held on Thursday, November 19th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Jack Reardon Civic Center located at 520 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, KS.

Former PBS host of America’s Walking and contributing editor to Health magazine, Mark Fenton, will speak from 1:00-2:30, with a presentation and question and answer session on the RFP and application process immediately following. Fenton is one of the nation’s foremost experts and advocates of walking and speaks nationally about public health, planning and transportation issues.

Sign up. Please download and bring the RFP from the webiste. For questions, please contact Adriana Pecina at 816-241-7006.

HCF Sponsors Media Workshop: Media Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

On Wednesday, October 28th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Community College Auditorium, HCF is hosting a conference, Media Tips for NonprofitOrganizations. Health-related, nonprofit organizations will learn about the ever-evolving news industry, ways to promote themselves and grants received, how to communicate with the media, HIPAA regulations and much more.

Each organization in attendance will receive a media toolkit to help promote the organization and generate media coverage. The toolkit includes a template news release, media tips sheet, local news contacts and HCF fact sheet and logo.


2010 HCF Grant Deadlines

Please save the following dates for the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City’s 2010 Foundation Defined Grant deadlines.

Healthy Lifestyles
Letter of Intent Deadline Jan. 20, 2010
Full Proposal Deadline Feb. 17, 2010
Grants Awarded May 20, 2010

Mental Health
Letter of Intent Deadline March 24, 2010
Full Proposal Deadline April 28, 2010
Grants Awarded July 22, 2010

Safety Net
Letter of Intent Deadline July 28, 2010
Full Proposal Deadline Aug. 25, 2010
Grants Awarded Nov. 18, 2010

Keep Up with the Latest News on Health Insurance Reform

Don’t have time to surf the web each day for the latest local, regional and national health policy news? Visit the Policy Spot on the HCF website for up-to-date links to latest news on health care reform and other topics. HCF has also prepared talking points on health insurance reform for advocates in both the states of Missouri and Kansas.

Grantee Spotlight: Partnership for Children

In Missouri, there are over 127,000 children who do not have access to health care coverage. Founded in 1991, Partnership for Children (PFC) advocates for those without a voice – children and youth – through initiating health-related policies, analyzing and reporting issues, and most of all, arousing public awareness for health problems of children and youth.

With a $75,000 Applicant Defined Grant, HCF is supporting PFC’s health-related advocacy work on behalf of indigent and underserved children in Kansas City, Missouri. Read more.

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