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Youth and children living in Jackson County will be the primary beneficiaries of an innovative approach to healthcare. Two reputable Kansas City nonprofit agencies, Cornerstones of Care and KC CARE Health Center, are opening a fully-integrated health center for infants, children, teens and young adults on the Troost Corridor.
It’s no secret that affordable, integrated healthcare is a challenge for communities like Kansas City. Layered with socioeconomic barriers such as poverty, low health literacy, limited transportation access, or unstable housing, these challenges are often insurmountable for families with Medicaid or who are uninsured. Children, teens and young adults are especially susceptible to significant long-term health disparities when adequate care is out of reach.
In recognition of these healthcare disparities, Read more “Home Room Health–MCCA Member Spotlight”
Lessons from the Super Bowl: What does Tony Dungy have to do with creating Trauma Smart® homes and schools?
By Marcia Weseman, Saint Luke’s Hospital’s Crittenton Children’s Center, Trauma Smart®
Between commercials during the Super Bowl, I overheard the commentators describing an event that made me think about the most important set of strategies educators can use to improve student academic performance.
In 1997, Michael Husted, kicker for the Tampa Buccaneers, was missing easy field goals and extra points. The Buccaneers had been having a good season and the media and fans believed Husted should be benched. His performance was declining and “everyone” knew he had to go (NBC, 2018).
“Everyone” except Coach Dungy who was not listening. Read more “Lessons from the Super Bowl”
Georgetown Center for Children and Families’ new report shows that kids around the country are losing the health insurance they need. In Missouri, 55,634 kids lost Medicaid & Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage in 2018.
From the Executive Summary:
“There is no debate over the fact that children are losing Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage. Overall, more than 828,000, or 2.2 percent, fewer children were enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP, combined, at the end of 2018 than the previous year.1 2 A drop in child enrollment is unusual; between 2000 and 2016, enrollment declined in only one year—2007—by 1.1 percent.3 During this period, the nation achieved historic success in covering children with the rate of uninsured children reaching an all-time low of 4.7 percent in 2016. In 2017, child enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP was basically flat while the uninsured rate for children increased for the first time in a decade to 5 percent despite the strong economy.4
The decline in children’s enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP reinforces serious concerns that this alarming trend could continue—and perhaps even worsen. At a time when the economy is strong, the critical question is whether these children are moving to private coverage or becoming uninsured—a question that will not be answered definitively until the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey data become available this fall.”
For the full report, go to: https://bit.ly/2W27pA5