A look at Health Forward advocacy in 2019

Last year brought shifts in the political landscape and along with them, opportunities to advocate for the issues we support and to defend against cuts to social service programs that benefit those most in need.  But 2019 presents fresh opportunities to influence the health policy decisions that have an impact on our bi-state region. (Review […]

Center for Neighborhoods receives recognition from KCMO City Council

The Center for Neighborhoods at the UMKC Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design was recognized by the Kansas City, Missouri City Council on Dec. 20, 2018. This recognition acknowledges the Center’s mission to equip, empower, and engage Kansas City’s neighborhood leaders with the tools they need to address the challenges and uplift the assets of their […]

Guadalupe Centers embraces progress, focuses on culture and community

Enriched in cultural heritage and a compassion to help families succeed, is the driving force behind the Guadalupe Centers’ sustained relationship with the community it serves. For more than 99 years the Guadalupe Centers have exhibited the hallmark of extraordinary skill to connect Latinx families with life-enriching educational, social, and life-skills support. Additionally, Guadalupe Centers […]

I am retiring as Health Forward’s President/CEO

This week, I announced to the Health Forward Board of Directors my retirement. This has been one of the toughest decisions of my life. For the past five years and four months, I have loved serving as president/CEO of this organization. I love my job. I love the mission. And I especially love my co-workers. […]


Health Forward Blog aims to discuss health and health policy issues that impact the uninsured and underserved in our service area. To submit a blog, please contact Health Forward Communications Officer Jennifer Sykes, at jsykes@hcfgkc.org.

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