July 21, 2015
Source: Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City aims to address the leading causes of preventable death by improving access to healthy eating and active living and by reducing the use of tobacco. Chronic disease has become epidemic, with nearly 50% of Americans living with at least one chronic illness. Obesity, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and arthritis are now common, limiting an individual’s functioning, activities, and overall health. These limitations adversely impact all facets of life.