Health Forward Foundation


2015 Safety Net Portfolio Report

June 7, 2018

This portfolio report was developed from the final grant reports that summarize the work of 25 Health Forward Safety Net grantees. Health Forward awarded these Safety Net Grants in December 2015.


2018 Kansas County Health Rankings Report

May 22, 2018

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...


2018 Missouri County Health Rankings Report

March 14, 2018

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...


How Does a $4 Billion Loss Affect Missouri?

November 7, 2015

Missouri’s hospitals are facing $4 billion in payment cuts from Medicare and Medicaid from 2013 to 2019 that were included in the Affordable Care Act and the Budget Control Act of 2011. When the ACA was passed, hospitals envisioned more insured patients because more individuals would have the ability to...


Health ForwardGKC 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...


Safety Net Health Care Websites

August 16, 2015

African-American Health Resources Child Welfare League of America: Provides expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children in all 50 states. Cover Missouri A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health website...


Assuring an Adequate Health Care Workforce in Missouri’s Medically Underserved Areas

May 31, 2015

This paper addresses two issues: First, the challenges Missouri faces in establishing and maintaining an adequate health care workforce to meet the needs of rural and other medically underserved areas; and second, the opportunities federal health care reform offers Missouri to expand the availability of appropriately qualified health care providers...


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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