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In this issue... August 2010

ReformReality.Org – What Health Reform Will Mean For You

The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City is pleased to announce the launch of ReformReality.org, developed in partnership with Trozzolo Communications Group. The new website will help the general public in the Kansas City region understand the components of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Understanding the Regional Impact of Health Reform

The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and the REACH Healthcare Foundation are sponsoring a forum for non-profit organizations to learn more about the impact in Missouri and Kansas of the national Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

September 29, 2010 from 1:00 3:00 p.m.
Dunlap Hall at the Holter Conference Center
St. Paul School of Theology, 5123 E. Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64127

The event will feature a keynote address from Judy Baker, Regional VII HHS Director, and a panel conversation with health leaders in Missouri and Kansas including Andy Allison, E.D., Kansas Health Policy Authority; Sandy Praeger, Kansas Insurance Commissioner and John Huff, Missouri Insurance Commissioner. Space is limited. Please register by September 22nd.

Grantee Spotlight Video: Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture

Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture promotes health through increasing the accessibility of fresh fruits and vegetables to urban residents. Watch a video featuring KCCUA.

Grant Report on HCF Care Coordination Funding

From 2005-2009, HCF has committed approximately $2.3 million to support projects that use the Care Coordination approach to health care delivery. Read HCF’s Grant Report on Care Coordination Funding to learn more about these grants.

Did You Know?

In Kansas, 25% of students reported feeling sad or hopeless almost every day for two or more weeks. In Missouri, 23.6 of students reported these feelings. For this and more regional health data, visit the Health Data Center of Greater Kansas City.


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