Blog Posts By: Shannon Morris

KCATA proposes pilot program to address transportation barriers

July 18, 2019


In 2018, Health Forward Foundation was approached by Kansas City Area Transit Authority (KCATA) to assist in convening health and social service nonprofit organizations to discuss transportation.  As a result, KCATA hosted two roundtable discussions at Health Forward’s office. In attendance were representatives from KCATA, as well as several past and present Health Forward Foundation […]

Scaling up school-based health services

November 15, 2017


All of us at Health Forward recognize that children who are well are more likely to succeed in school and life. That’s why we are proud to have provided nearly $7 million in grants for school-based health services, particularly mental health services (see here, here and here for examples). Read how school-based therapy is helping […]

Jackson County voters renew hope for children

December 13, 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 seventh post, Donna Bushur and Shannon Morris review the benefits of a children’s fund that Jackson County voters approved. Join us as we look back on 2016.  Last year, in Jackson County, […]


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