Blog Posts By: Bradford T. Hart

Policy agenda: strengthening regional drug monitoring

November 1, 2017


A year ago, I had the opportunity to write a blog about prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and the regional efforts that we hoped would come to fruition in 2017. I am pleased to be able to write a new entry this year, that celebrates the work being done in Jackson County and 35 other counties […]

And the Oscar goes to ….

May 31, 2017


As a co-lead of the Safety Net foundation defined grant round, I am always looking for ways to make the process simpler and more transparent for everyone who submits an application. Realizing the significant time demands on everyone in the safety net health community, we decided to record a webinar with all of the detailed […]

Jackson County enacts local prescription drug monitoring program

December 14, 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 eighth post, Brad Hart details the local movement to create a prescription drug monitoring program. Join us as we look back on 2016.  As a proud resident of the Kansas City region, […]

A regional approach to prescription drug abuse

September 15, 2016


Recently, I had the opportunity to testify before the Jackson County legislature on the topic of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs). As many in our region already know, Missouri has the dubious distinction of being the only state in the country to not have a PDMP, the single most impactful tool to reduce the supply […]

Joining the Health Forward lineup

Keep the line moving

February 9, 2016


In early November, our former President/CEO Steve Roling penned a blog entry entitled, Keep the line moving, with a nod to the values of the game of baseball. The spirit of “keep the line moving” is deeply inspiring. It extolls the virtues of teamwork, resiliency, taking action, and momentum. All of these virtues are important aspects of […]


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