Displaying LINC Initiatives about: Health & Aging

KCPS Celebrating Successful Launch of Breakfast In the Classroom

Kansas City Public Schools and Operation Food Search are ready to celebrate their joint efforts to help children get the most important meal of the day so that they can focus on the important work of learning. KCPS received $477,742 in grant funding for 25 schools serving 12,500 students to introduce Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) breakfast service.

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LINC in Photos 2018

We are happy to share LINC in Photos 2018 -- a visual representation of LINC's impact and presence in the community. We look back on the year with pride in the accomplishments of our community and gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of the work. We wish you all the best for the year ahead. Happy holidays!

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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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LINC In Photos 2015

We are happy to share this year's LINC in Photos — a visual representation of LINC's impact and presence in the community. LINC in Photos 2015 is dedicated to LINC Chairman Emeritus Landon Rowland, who passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015.

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2015 KIDS COUNT data book published

Missouri ranks 26th in the just released 2015 KIDS COUNT national data book. Missouri showed improvement in education and health rankings but worsened on child poverty measures, children in single-parent families and children living in high-poverty areas.

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