And while we are waiting to more formally celebrate our 10 years of grantmaking in 2015, we want to take this occasion to thank all of our community partners for helping us to work toward our mission of eliminating barriers and promoting quality health for the uninsured and underserved.
2014 was another productive year. We continued to work toward increasing access to quality physical, mental and oral health care, access to healthy foods, safe places to be physically active and to reduce exposure to tobacco.
We are so thankful to have so many community partners. We are humbled by your innovation. We appreciate your frank conversations about what we need to do to improve our community. And we are inspired by your dedication.
Together, we’ve accomplished a lot in 2014. Please join as we take a look back on 2014. While we have much left to do to achieve our vision of healthy people in healthy communities, I could not be prouder of our accomplishments this year.
Bridget McCandless, M.D.
President/CEO, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
To increase access to healthy foods and use of safe environments for physical activity, and reduce exposure to tobacco
*Note: in 2015 the name for this funding changes to Healthy Communities
To encourage health equity through support, treatment, prevention and advocacy for behavioral health and family violence services.
To promote the development of a health care delivery system that provides easy access to quality health care resulting in better health, better care and lower cost
Amount the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health secured in state and federal funds to reinstate adult Medicaid dental benefits. Although these funds were withheld by the Governor, the Coalition plans to pursue this goal again the 2015 session.
An opportunity for consumers to inform key decision makers on health barriers and successes with ideas to improve the health of their community moving forward.
Heartland Health Monitor news collaborative began: Published 300 web stories and 145 radio stories in first seven months of existence
Keonna Baldwin • Trese Booze • Brenda Calvin • Graciela Couchonnal •
Andres Dominguez • Karen Guile • Jessica Hembree • Rhonda Holman
• Mary Kettlewell • Bridget McCandless • Jane Mosley • Melanie Patek •
Adriana Pecina • Tracy Skidgel • Jennifer Sykes • Karen Waller • Rick Zimmer