What are people saying about our community forums? Read our midpoint recap >>That is why Health Forward is working with community consultant Bob Hill to conduct a series of community forums throughout our service area over the next five months. We want these forums to serve as an update for our stakeholders and the community at large on the happenings at the Foundation, and to solicit feedback on how we can partner with communities to more fully improve health. It is our hope that these dialogues will be an opportunity to convene and connect those working together to improve health in our community. We anticipate that those who participate in the community forums will share and receive heartening news about the impressive work being done by so many caregivers in so many sectors. We also anticipate that a broader understanding of our shared health care landscape will be achieved. A summary report outlining what we heard throughout these conversations will be shared at the conclusion of the forums. While registration will be available at our website in the coming weeks, you can view the dates of the planned sessions below. Please keep checking back on this page for event registration announcements. We hope to see you soon. Community Forum schedule* June 12 (Wyandotte) Boys and Girls Club of America, 1240 Troup Ave, Kansas City, KS 66104 June 13 (Kansas City North) MCC Maple Woods, Campus Center Bldg., Room #110, 2601 NE Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64156 July 6 (Cass) Harrisonville Community Center, 2400 Jefferson Parkway, Harrisonville, MO 64701 July 13 (Jackson North) Gregg/Klice Community Center, 1600 John Buck O’Neil Way, Kansas City, MO 64108 July 18 (Jackson Central) Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64130 August 8 (Johnson County) Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS 66061 August 24 (Jackson South) Hillcrest Community Center, 10401 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, MO 64134 September 7 (Allen) The Bass North Community Building, 505 North Buckeye, Iola, KS 66749 October 2 (Lafayette) Hilltop at Berry Acres, 6825 N Hwy 131, Odessa, MO 64076 October 17 (Jackson East) Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050 *Every forum will begin and end at the same time, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Arrive 30 minutes early to share a light dinner and network.
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 know that none of this work can be done alone. It is equally important that we partner with stakeholders and other community leaders to understand how and what others are already doing to strengthen health in our region.