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March 2011


In this Issue:


HCF to Host KCMO Mayoral Debate on Health

HCF is hosting a debate on Monday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at the Gem Theater between Kansas City, Missouri mayoral candidates Sly James and Mike Burke. The debate will focus on the role of the mayor in promoting a healthy Kansas City. The debate is free and open to the public. Register.

Mental Health RFP Deadlines Approaching

A reminder that Letters of Intent for 2011 HCF Mental Health funding are due by 12:00 p.m. (NOON) on March 16, 2011. Full proposals will be due on April 20. Apply online.

Hear Budget Updates from Missouri's Health, Social Services and Mental Health Leaders

HCF is hosting an opportunity for the non profit community to hear updates from Missouri's leaders on current budget requests and pending legislation that affects social services, health and mental health agencies in our region. The Missouri Directors Forum will be March 25 from 10 -11:30 a.m. at St. Paul's School of Theology, Holter Conference Center. Space is limited and registration is required. The forum will feature:

  • Margaret Donnelly, Director of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Brian Kinkade, Deputy Director of the Missouri Department of Social Services
  • Keith Schafer, Director of the Missouri Department of Mental Health

30 Kansas City Non Profit Professionals Selected to Participate in National Health Fellowship Program

The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Center for Creative Leadership in collaboration with the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) has announced the selection of 30 community health leaders from greater Kansas City to participate in a national fellowship program. More.

HCF/KHI News: Hidden Poverty in Johnson County, Kansas

Tucked away here in one of the most affluent neighborhoods of the state's most affluent county is a food pantry serving a growing number of needy people.

It sits just a nine-iron away from the Starbuck's at 151st Street and Metcalf Avenue, in back of the administrative complex of the Blue Valley School District.

On a recent sunny afternoon, three volunteers sorted through canned goods. Certified clients of the Blue Valley Multi-Service Center, which is operated by Johnson County's Human Services department, can come by to pick up the free food items any weekday. More.