Blog Posts By: Jane Mosley, PhD

How could our communities be more healthy, powerful, and inclusive?

March 31, 2022

Earlier this year, Health Forward Foundation announced a new plan to move the needle on health equity over the next 10 years. Our purpose statement is: Every day we work to support and build inclusive, powerful, and healthy communities characterized by racial equity and economically just systems.  The change we seek in our outdated systems […]

Celebrating Jane Mosley’s 15-year anniversary

January 12, 2022

Jane Mosley has been directing Health Forward’s learning and evaluation for the last 15 years. Early on, she co-led our Healthy Lifestyles funding round and served as a program officer, managing a portfolio of grants.  In all her roles, she has worked closely with our staff and grantees. She has led our team through efforts […]

Survey provides comprehensive health data in Kansas, Missouri

Kansas and Missouri Consumer Health Access report

August 9, 2018

Communities often need richer detail on access to health care and coverage than federal surveys can offer. That is why the Health Forward Foundation, along with our partners the Kansas Health Foundation, Missouri Foundation for Health, REACH Healthcare Foundation, and United Methodist Healthy Ministry Fund, co-funded the Kansas and Missouri Consumer Health Access Survey (KMHS). […]

Grantee survey provides Health Forward with valuable feedback

May 18, 2017

The Health Forward Foundation places a high emphasis on using data to make decisions. Evaluation of projects and programs is necessary in order to learn. It helps us determine what part of a project was successful, and just as importantly, what part needs improvement. It leads us to fine-tune and improve our approaches, and in […]

Where’s the health data?

January 25, 2017

Health Forward funds over 200 organizations each year ranging from grassroots organizations to large health systems and universities. Though different in size and scope, they are all working to improve health in their community. But how can we determine the areas that have improved and just as importantly, the areas of health that have yet […]

Theory of change builds on 11 years of experience

December 12, 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 sixth post, Jane Mosley explains the benefits of our newly developed theories of change. Join us as we look back on 2016.  For the past year, Health Forward has worked to […]

A look back at 2015: What we learned about the next Decade of Difference

December 23, 2015

For the past 18 months, Health Forward has been working on a project that examined how we’ve advanced health in our region over the past 10 years. The fruits of that labor is featured on our new website – Health While most of the report focuses on changes that have occurred, we also heard […]

Celebrating a Decade of Difference

September 18, 2015

In 2012, then Health Forward President/CEO Steve Roling was on his way home from a conference when he had an idea, or as Steve promoted them to staff, “an opportunity.” He envisioned a small project looking back at how health has advanced in our region during Health Forward’s first 10 years of grantmaking. There were […]

Marketplace Enrollment: A Case Study in How Evaluation Should Work

December 15, 2014

On day six of our Year In Review series, Health Forward Program and Evaluation Officer Jane Mosley presents a case study on why evaluation is crucial to a project’s success. Why do we evaluate? We ask our grantees to make evaluation a part of their proposal. And we do the same with our own organization-led […]

Data Website Offers Reliable Figures for Grantees

December 12, 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 and share their insights about the year 2013. On day four of our year in review, Health Forward Evaluation and Policy Officer Jane Mosley re-introduces […]

2012 CEP survey highlights perception of Health Forward in community

December 12, 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 and projects that helped make 2012 a productive year. On day three of our year in review, Health Forward Program and Evaluation Officer Jane Mosley […]

Food Policy in the Kansas City Metro

September 21, 2010

I recently participated in the Kansas City Food Policy Summit, which was in August at the Kaufmann Foundation. It was organized by the City of Kansas City, Missouri and several local food-focused organizations including the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition, Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture and Kansas City Community Gardens. The Summit created […]

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