Displaying LINC Initiatives about: Health & Aging

No Kid Hungry supported by world’s biggest bake sale and carnival

LINC has partnered with the American Society of Baking and No Kid Hungry to support efforts to reduce child hunger in Missouri. The World’s Biggest Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the big white tents south of Commerce Bank at 6336 Brookside Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64113.

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Children's Mercy identifies food insecurity as a significant health need

Food insecurity is still a widespread issue in Kansas City. Margo Quiriconi, Director of Community Health Initiatives for Children’s Mercy Kansas City, spoke at the April 16, 2018 LINC Commission meeting. She discussed issues that have been identified by the community as priority and significant health needs in their latest guide The State of Children’s Health.

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Community health in KCMO largely determined by zip code

For residents in Kansas City, Missouri the zip code in which they reside is a large factor in overall health and wellness. Dr. Rex Archer and Dr. Sarah Martin-Anderson from the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department present the KCMO Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to the LINC Commission on Sept. 18, 2017.

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Governor appoints new Dept. of Social Services Director

Steve Corsi, current Director of the Wyoming Department of Family Services, has been selected as Missouri’s new Director of Social Services (DSS) by Gov. Eric Greitens.

Corsi has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and worked in the private sector as CEO of High Country Behavioral Health and worked as a Clinical Director in many other roles. He is an officer in the Army National Guard and spent nearly a decade in active Air Force service.

 

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Live, Work, Play: Social Determinants of Health

Conditions in places where people live, work and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City invites Dr. Camara Jones and other distinguished guests to discuss policies and programs and the impact on communities.

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