What comes to mind when you hear about the Census? Filling out forms? Census workers knocking on doors? Long statistical reports? While those descriptors might be true, they don’t tell the whole story. The Census is a powerful tool that directly influences how political and economic resources are distributed. It affects all of us — […]
A meeting was held quite far from earth!It’s time again for another birth,Said the angels to the Lord above,This Special Child will need much love. So begins the poem, Heaven’s Very Special Child, by Edna Massimilla. My entire life has revolved in one way or another, around individuals with special needs. My older brother was […]
Since March 31 I have been writing a blog and must admit that it is fun to express a point of view on community issues and then receive feedback from people you know and from folks you have never met. I thank all of you for reading and responding, either in writing or the other […]
The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) has announced 15 new participants in its Healthy Communities Leadership Academy.
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Between 2006 and 2015, Missouri saw a 138 percent increase in hospitalizations and emergency department visits due to opioid misuse or abuse.
With stakeholders concerned about rising costs and access to health care, a new study finds that roughly one-quarter of adults (ages 19 to 64) in both Kansas and Missouri, and one-third of children in both states, live in households carrying medical debt. Those percentages represent almost half a million people in Kansas and more than a million in Missouri.