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Blog Posts By: Rhonda Holman

Buyer Beware: Aging into Medicare

December 16, 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 impacted the health care scene in our communities and our nation. On day seven of our Year In Review series, Health Forward Vice President/COO Rhonda […]

Finally There’s a Way to Understand the Language of Health Insurance

October 30, 2014


On October 24, Health Literacy Missouri (HLM), in concert with Health Literacy Kansas and the Health Forward Foundation, staged its first annual Summit in Kansas City. At that conference, as at similar conferences this year across the nation, health insurance literacy was on the agenda. The first enrollment period for health insurance marketplaces uncovered a […]

U.S. Health Care System Not Built to Foster Informed and Engaged Patients

December 17, 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 seven of our year in review, Health Forward Vice President Rhonda Holman reflects on the […]

Health Forward to Announce New Health Literacy Funding Opportunities at February Conference

January 17, 2013


A couple of months ago, some of us at the Health Care Foundation and a few community partners were racking our brains to come up with a good title for a health literacy conference that we’ll offer Feb. 12. We knew a really good title would do more than announce the conference focus; it would […]

Improving Health Knowledge and Behaviors

December 14, 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 five of our year in review, Health Forward Vice President Rhonda Holman discusses why […]

Childhood Matters When It Comes to Our Adult Health

August 11, 2011


In our traditional symptom-focused health care system, doctors usually want to know the answer to the question, “What is wrong with you?” New research is pointing to an intriguing and potentially revolutionary new diagnostic outlook that instead asks, “What has happened to you?” This mindset draws from a number of studies that suggest our childhood […]


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