Blog Posts By: Tania Hewett-Mader

Recapping the Missouri and Kansas 2021 Legislative sessions

June 9, 2021


This monthly legislative update recaps the 2021 legislative sessions in Kansas and Missouri. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with partners that share similar interests. Contact us if there are […]

What we’re watching: April 2021 legislative update

May 7, 2021


This monthly legislative update follows important issues moving through legislative sessions in Kansas and Missouri. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with partners that share similar interests. Contact us if […]

What we’re watching: March 2021 legislative update

April 9, 2021


This monthly legislative update follows important issues moving through legislative sessions in Kansas and Missouri. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with partners that share similar interests. Contact us if […]

February 2021 legislative update

March 4, 2021


This monthly legislative update follows important issues moving through legislative sessions in Kansas and Missouri. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with partners that share similar interests. Contact us if […]

January 2021 legislative update

February 11, 2021


Health Forward is launching a monthly legislative update that will follow the important issues moving through legislative sessions in Kansas and Missouri. As we build upon our advocacy, we will […]

How federal COVID relief plan addresses public health needs

January 27, 2021


Welcome to the end of the first month of 2021, after what felt like the longest year in history. Without a doubt, COVID-19 relief and recovery remains one of Health […]

Affordable housing units important to health of community

October 27, 2020


Few events in history highlight as clearly as the pandemic that housing and health are inherently connected. Families struggle to make ends meet after job loss or reduction in pay […]

A mid-session recap for Kansas and Missouri legislatures

April 9, 2020


Every year around this time, we stop to reflect on what has transpired over the first half of the legislative sessions in Kansas and Missouri. The legislative spring break gives […]

Looking ahead: Health Forward policy and civic engagement in 2020

January 9, 2020


Happy New Year! While January is just like every other month, I can’t help but to enter each year with a sense of new beginnings. It feels particularly true this […]

Health Forward creates fund focused on advocacy, policy

August 29, 2019


Health Forward is pleased to announce our first request for proposal focused exclusively on advocacy. Advocacy plays an important role in our pursuit to eliminate barriers to quality health for […]

Recap of the 2019 legislative session in Kansas and Missouri

June 6, 2019


Health Forward maintains a commitment to igniting communities of health for those most in need. One of the ways we do so is by using our voice to ensure that […]

Spring is here and so is our mid-session legislative recap

March 25, 2019


We are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel of a seemingly never-ending winter, and I, for one, could not be happier to feel the sunshine! The warming […]

A look at Health Forward advocacy in 2019

February 11, 2019


Last year brought shifts in the political landscape and along with them, opportunities to advocate for the issues we support and to defend against cuts to social service programs that […]

Kansas City makes moves toward implementation of affordable housing plan

September 27, 2018


In November of last year, Kansas City embarked on a months-long process of evaluating the city’s most pressing housing needs through hosting a series of public meetings, conducting a citywide […]

Nonprofits can lobby

May 2, 2018


Public charities can lobby! There is a common misconception that 501(c)(3) public charities are prohibited from lobbying, and because of this myth, many nonprofit organizations are cautious when it comes […]

Kansas City, here I come!

November 9, 2017


I have a distinct memory from a few years ago of a friend telling me, “Kansas City is unassuming. You will eventually fall in love with this place.” Fast forward […]


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