Blog Posts By: Andres Dominguez

Crime task force: violence prevention recommendations just the beginning

December 6, 2016


As 2016 winds down, we begin our annual blog series where Health Forward associates review highlights from our work this past year. In our second post, Andres Dominguez writes about […]

What if Men Cared About Their Health as Much as Their Receding Hairline?

June 11, 2015


Ah, the dreaded annual medical exam. It’s a subject most men know, and an appointment that is fiercely avoided. The challenge to our country is how to keep men healthy. […]

People Want to Use Their Voice

December 12, 2014


As has become an annual activity for our organization, before we ring in the new year, we take a look back at events, projects and moments from 2014 that have […]

Kansas City Should Remember to #BeRoyal All Year

September 30, 2014


I don’t know about you. But I am happy. Baseball makes me happy. Kansas City Royals baseball makes me very happy. A winning Royals team make me extremely happy. Each […]

Kansas City Philanthropy Community Prepared for Challenges

December 11, 2013


Before we bid farewell to an eventful year dominated by the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, our Health Forward associates take a look back at significant events and projects […]

From 1985 to Now, the Royals and Health Care Are Traveling the Same Path

September 19, 2013


In 1985, the Kansas City Royals won the World Series, and I had just started my nonprofit career at Dismas House. As a recent college graduate, I recall filling out […]

A Simple Gesture

January 11, 2013


By Andres Dominguez, Health Forward program officer Cancer is a dreaded disease that has hit my family at many levels. During my junior high school years, my mother was diagnosed […]

Reducing Violence for Future Generations

December 17, 2012


It’s been a busy year for Health Forward and our grantees. Before we bid farewell to an eventful year, our Health Forward associates take a look back at significant events […]

The Dog Days of Summer

July 13, 2012


The right forces created the Midwest topography and geography. An overabundance of water, rich soil and weather conditions created rich farm land that feeds much of the US and the […]

Public Transportation Improvements Could Mean Overall Health Improvement

March 15, 2012


This past Saturday as I looked for the least expensive gasoline, my daughter questioned why I was looking to saving a few cents on gas. Her question was “does a […]

Safety and Youth Sports

June 1, 2011


I just completed my second season of coaching my son’s 7 and under soccer team, The Boomerangs. We had a fun year with no injuries. I never experienced a serious […]

Snowy Sidewalks Provide an Opportunity to Build Community

February 8, 2011


January snow and cold temperatures are a foregone conclusion in Kansas City. We know it’s going to come, we brace ourselves, prepare our homes, buy extra groceries and when it […]

New Faces of Need

October 11, 2010


Our mission at Health Forward includes eliminating the barriers to quality health for the uninsured and underserved in our service area. The past three years as a Program Officer at […]


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