Blog Posts By: Tonia Wright

No quality without equity, no equity without quality

January 12, 2023


The Kansas City Health Equity Learning and Action Network (the LAN), under the leadership of the Health Forward Foundation and in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and the KC Health Collaborative (KCHC), actively develops comprehensive […]

Ambition, Personal Politics Block Medicaid Expansion

July 2, 2014


Ask anyone who needs ongoing health care for a chronic condition and they’ll tell you that it’s a crying shame that the Missouri legislature failed to expand Medicaid again. Approximately […]

Marketplace Chasm: Failed Medicaid Expansion Leaves Gaping Hole

March 25, 2014


By the end of January, about 9 million Americans had signed up for health insurance, a mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). February tallies logged about 3.3 million people […]

There’s No Way Around It: Secondhand Smoke Threatens Public Health

February 26, 2014


You don’t have to be a smoker to suffer from heart disease, lung cancer or even throat cancer. People consistently exposed to secondhand smoke, at home or at work, are […]


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