Research Category: Oral Health


2016 Safety Net Portfolio Report

May 1, 2019

This portfolio report was developed from the final grant reports that summarize the work of 26 Health Forward Safety Net grantees. Health Forward awarded these grants in December 2016.


2019 Missouri County Health Rankings Report

March 19, 2019

Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) illustrates what we know when it comes to what is keeping people healthy or making them sick and shows what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play. CHR&R...


2019 Kansas County Health Rankings Report

Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) illustrates what we know when it comes to what is keeping people healthy or making them sick and shows what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play. CHR&R...


Community Health Improvement Plan 2017-2019, Johnson County, Kansas

April 12, 2017

Johnson County's Community Health Improvement Plan based on the county's health assessment.


Place Matters: Life Expectancy in Eastern Jackson County

January 5, 2017

Average life expectancy is one of the most fundamental measures of the health of a population and community. In this report, we present average life expectancy estimates for all ZIP Codes within our service area, which includes all of Jackson County except the areas within the city limits of Kansas...


Policy Statement on Funding Mechanisms for School-Based Health Services

January 20, 2016

School health services play a critical role in ensuring that children and youth have access to high-quality, affordable health care. By providing physical health, mental health, oral health, and youth development services on school campuses, school-based health centers (SBHCs) and other school health providers positively impact students’ health and learning.


Oral Health Policy in Kansas and Missouri

November 7, 2015

Although we tend to think about medicine and dentistry as separate components of “health care,” they are inextricably linked. Poor oral health can have dramatic impacts on overall health, leading to poor nutrition, cardiovascular disease, low birthweight babies, and diabetes.


Oral Health Profile of Individuals Seeking Services at a Midtown Assistance Center for the Homeless

A dental profile of individuals seeking services at an assistance center in the mid-town Kansas City area was conducted. The DMFT scores showed a lesser number of teeth lost to dental decay (M score of the DMFT=5.02) and a greater number of teeth restored (F score of the DMFT=4.36) than...


Health Forward 10 Year Report

September 15, 2015

As Health Forward completes its first decade of grantmaking, we have looked back across the health care landscape to better understand the accomplishments and obstacles surrounding care to the uninsured and underserved in the Kansas City region. Our objective is to learn from, and reflect upon, past experience, in order...


Community Conversation on Health Summary Report

October 11, 2014

On October 11, 2014, the Health Forward Foundation of Greater Kansas City (Health Forward) and the United Way of Greater Kansas City partnered to sponsor the “Community Conversation on Health”. Asked to attend were people in the community most challenged by the current economic and health care system – the uninsured and underserved. The...

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