The Whole Person improves accessibility through home care

The Whole Person 2020

The Whole Person has been providing home modification in the Kansas City area for over five years. The population we serve are people with disabilities. Accessibility is a significant issue for people with physical limitations deal with every day of their lives.   It has been a very rewarding experience for all of our staff to […]

Pages with Partners: The Whole Person

Pages with Partners

Join us for our newest blog series Pages with Partners, where Health Forward staff select a book to discuss with a community partner. If you have a book recommendation, fill out the form at the end of this post. Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights ActivistBy Judith Heumann and Kristen Joiner Judith […]

What we’re watching: March 2021 legislative update

This monthly legislative update follows important issues moving through legislative sessions in Kansas and Missouri. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with partners that share similar interests. Contact us if there are opportunities to work together to strengthen our collective advocacy voice. If you are interested in occasional policy and civic engagement updates delivered directly […]

Community health workers can reduce health disparities


Guadalupe Tredway
Community Health Worker, KU, Family Medicine Department


Tom Mirás Neira
Community Health Worker Supervisor, KC CARE

“Becoming a community health worker has been my dream job. I enjoy helping people to meet their goals to improve their lives, treating them with respect and empathy, and empowering them to do the things that are most difficult. Seeing my clients get ahead of a bad situation is an instant gratification for me.”—Guadalupe Tredway, […]

‘The pandemic served as the best teacher’

As with many milestones that occurred over the past year, my one-year anniversary at Health Forward Foundation came and went in the fog of the pandemic. I assumed the role of president and CEO in late January 2020. In my first blog post, I wrote that I would spend six months listening, learning, and getting […]

February 2021 legislative update

This monthly legislative update follows important issues moving through legislative sessions in Kansas and Missouri. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with partners that share similar interests. Contact us if there are opportunities to work together to strengthen our collective advocacy voice. If you are interested in occasional policy and civic engagement updates delivered directly […]

Coping with COVID-19: Be kind to your mind

My friend’s 93- year-old grandmother was diagnosed with COVID; my 50- something-year-old co-worker contracted COVID; and my 25-year-old cousin had COVID.  Coming up on the year anniversary of the stay-at-home orders, by now, we all probably know someone who has been diagnosed with COVID. Perhaps some of us know someone who has passed away due […]

Study shows bikes are a lifeline for KC men experiencing homelessness

If you own a bike, what does it mean to you? For some of us, bikes represent a choice — a recreational choice, a fitness activity option, or a green transportation alternative.  Take a minute to imagine if your bike was your only form of transportation. It’s no longer a choice; it’s a necessity. What […]

January 2021 legislative update

Health Forward is launching a monthly legislative update that will follow the important issues moving through legislative sessions in Kansas and Missouri. As we build upon our advocacy, we will always aim to keep partners informed of our work and the issues we are engaged in. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with community partners […]


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