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August 2011


In this Issue:


HCF Seeks Applicants for Board of Directors

HCF is currently accepting applications from individuals to fill seven upcoming vacancies on the HCF Board of Directors in February 2012.Members of the HCF Board of Directors serve a three-year term. Directors can be re-nominated for a second three-year term. Board meetings are the second Wednesday every other month at the HCF offices. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, reside or work in the HCF service area and are required to represent the HCF service region's gender, racial, cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity. Application Form

HCF/KHI News: Programs Help Former Inmates Reconnect with Society While Reducing Recidivism

Imagine that you've just been released from prison after a long sentence.

Those iron bars clanging shut behind your back represent freedom, but where do you go and what do you do now? A family or church member might pick you up at the gate, but who will rent a home or give a job to an ex-con?

Officials in Missouri and Kansas recognize that helping former inmates reconnect with society helps reduce the chances they will return to prison. Reduced recidivism helps government and society avoid the costs of new crimes and repeated demands on the justice system. Full Story

Local Health Buzz: Making the Kansas Health Insurance Exchange Work for Consumers

Kansas consumers who try to purchase health insurance face many challenges. The number of plans and options may overwhelm them, or they may be unable to afford the plans they find in the private market. The Kansas health insurance exchange could make buying insurance easier for consumers. More