MEDIA ADVISORY: HCF to Host Health Debate with KCMO Mayoral Candidates Mike Burke and Sly James

March 9, 2011
Jennifer Sykes

KANSAS CITY, MO โ€“ The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City is hosting a debate between Kansas City, Missouri mayoral candidates Mike Burke and Sly James. The debate will focus on the role of the mayor in promoting a healthy Kansas City.


Kansas City, Missouri Mayoral Debate between Mike Burke and Sly James. The debate will be moderated by HCF President/CEO Steve Roling and will include questions from a panel of local health journalists and from the audience. Media are invited to attend but will not be allowed to ask questions during the debate unless they are on the panel.

Monday, March 14, 2011 from 2:00 โ€“ 3:00 p.m.

The Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
The debate will also be streamed live online at

Candidates: Mike Burke and Sly James
Moderator: Steve Roling, HCF President/CEO
Media Panel: Alan Bavley, Kansas City Star; Elana Gordon, KCUR; Nick Haines, KCPT

Participating Organizations

  • Black Health Care Coalition
  • Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO)
  • Hispanic Civic Engagement Project
  • Local Investment Commission (LINC)
  • Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity (MORE2)
  • Mother and Child Health Coalition (MCHC)
  • Partnership for Children
  • Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center
  • The Somali Foundation

The public is invited to attend and may register at