Children’s Mercy offers medical home for children discovering their gender identity

When Alex was three years old, he knew that he didn’t fit the body he’d been born with. Alex and his mother eloquently describe their journey with gender dysphoria and ultimately his gender transition in Season 3 of Inside Pediatrics.   My colleague Dr. Jill Jacobson and I founded the Gender Pathways Services Clinic (GPS) […]

Announcing changes to Health Forward’s 2019 application deadlines

Changes to Health Forward 2019 grants schedule

We are excited to announce that we will be transitioning from our current grant management system to a new system that better fits our needs and delivers a more user-friendly and efficient experience for you, our applicants. To accommodate the move to a new grants management system, we are building in downtime in our funding […]

Health Forward to host community forums in service area

The Health Forward Foundation highly values listening and engaging with our community. While Health Forward is best known for our annual $20 million in grantmaking, we know that this funding is just one component to achieving our mission of eliminating barriers to quality health and supporting those who care for the underserved and uninsured. We […]

iPads open up communication for developmentally disabled adults

Center for Developmentally Disabled

There is no doubt that communication plays a vital role in human life. It not only helps to facilitate the process of sharing information and knowledge, but also helps people to develop relationships with others. Its importance cannot be underestimated; every day, we communicate with a variety of people including our families, our friends, our […]


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