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April 2011


In this Issue:


Is Your Organization Using Social Media?

The average person spends 55 minutes a day on Facebook. Twitter reports 375,000 new user registrations per day. 900,000 blogs are posted each day. Social media isn't a fad - it is a fundamental shift in how we communicate. Join HCF for Social Media for Non Profits 101 on May 18 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at St. Paul's School of Theology. Click here for more information and to register.

Patient-Centered Medical Home Summit

HCF, the REACH Healthcare Foundation, Blue Cross BlueShield of Kansas City and the Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium are sponsoring a Patient-Centered Medical Home Summit on Wednesday, May 25th from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Kauffman Conference Center. Click here for more information and to register.

Mental Health RFP Deadlines Approaching

A reminder Full Proposals for 2011 HCF Mental Health funding are due by 12:00 p.m. (NOON) on April 20. Apply online.

HCF/KHI News: Wyandotte County Health-Improvement Efforts Seen As Model

Mayor Joe Reardon said he understands why some people might be skeptical of the latest effort to improve the health and livability of Wyandotte County.

Through the years, the county has been the focus of many programs designed to raise people out of poverty, create jobs, lower crime rates and fix the schools. Some have been more effective others. But none really succeeded. Wyandotte County and its largest city – Kansas City, Kan. – continue to rank among the state's poorest and least healthy places to live.

But in recent interview, Reardon said he believes his new Wyandotte Healthy Community Task Force, which is just getting started, can ultimately succeed where past efforts have failed. More.

This Week on Steve's Blog: Reducing the Size of Government

HCF President/CEO Steve Roling discusses the benefits of reducing the number of state representatives in Missouri. Read.