Research Category: Social Factors
Budget Basics: Family & Community Supports
February 1, 2017
Missouri’s budget supports a number of services that are aimed at promoting healthy and stable families, individuals, and communities. Very little general revenue is used to fund these programs and most are funded entirely with federal dollars.
Budget Basics: Child Welfare
Child welfare programs focus on the safety and protection of children and youth in Missouri. Preventing child abuse and neglect (CA/N) has profound implications, not only for protection of children in the short-term, but to prevent damaging and costly long-term consequences. The lifetime cost of CA/N per child has been...
Budget Basics: Community-Based Senior Services
Missouri provides an array of services that collectively seek to promote the health, independence and safety of Missouri seniors. By 2030, nearly 1 in 5 Missourians will be over the age of 65, compared to around 1 in 7 in 2010. This underscores the importance of programs that support seniors...
Place Matters: Life Expectancy in Eastern Jackson County
January 5, 2017
Average life expectancy is one of the most fundamental measures of the health of a population and community. In this report, we present average life expectancy estimates for all ZIP Codes within our service area, which includes all of Jackson County except the areas within the city limits of Kansas...
Health Equity Series: Food Insecurity
December 1, 2015
For the purpose of this report, health equity will be discussed through the examination of Missouri’s food system, including how social determinants of health impact food security and food access, as well as the connection between disparities in health outcomes and an inequitable food system.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Social Determinants of Health
November 7, 2015
RWJF’s Vulnerable Populations’ programs and projects are united in that they each worked within the context of the social determinants of health. And while social determinants were well established in academic circles and have been the subject of considerable study, we quickly discovered that the concept didn’t work on the...
HCFGKC 10 Year Report
September 15, 2015
As HCF completes its first decade of grantmaking, we have looked back across the health care landscape to better understand the accomplishments and obstacles surrounding care to the uninsured and underserved in the Kansas City region. Our objective is to learn from, and reflect upon, past experience, in order to...
July 19, 2015
People released from prison return to just a few communities that are particularly ill-equipped to receive them. In Chicago, only 24% of identified organizations that provide services to reentering individuals were located in any of the six communities to which the highest numbers of people returned from prison in 2001. No services were located in two of those six neighborhoods.
A New Way to Talk About the Social Determinants of Health
How do we find a common language that will expand Americans’ views about what it means to be healthy–to include not just where health ends, but also where it starts?
Creating Healthy Schools: Family Involvement (Family)
April 1, 2015
Our school district cares about the health and well-being of students and the importance of partnering with their families to support their health in the school setting.