September 9, 2016

UCS Posts Final Draft of HUD Continuum of Care Application

The final draft of KS-505's Continuum of Care on Homelessness (CoC) Consolidated Application with the Rank and Review's Priority Listing is posted to UCS' website. This annual competition is an opportunity for local providers of homeless services to compete for federal dollars to support programming to serve Johnson County residents experiencing homelessness. The application and deadline details can be found under the Poverty and Homelessness page on UCS' website.  

As the CoC's lead agency, UCS plans to submit the full application on Tuesday, September 13.  Thank you to all who provided detailed descriptions of how they are making a difference for vulnerable populations across the community every day. The application is truly a community-wide effort - not only during the time of the application, but all year round as CoC members and others work to prevent and eliminate homelessness in Johnson County. 
Alliance for a Healthy Kansas Works to Educate Communities About KanCare Expansion

Join Alliance for a Healthy Kansas at one of their upcoming community forums in Johnson County and learn more about the effort to expand KanCare.  Alliance for a Healthy Kansas is hosting community events across Kansas to discuss what KanCare expansion would mean for Kansans. 

The Alliance notes KanCare expansion would help more than 150,000 Kansans have access to health care, which is an ongoing advocacy priority of UCS

UCS is a part of Alliance for a Healthy Kansas' coalition of more than a hundred organizations and leaders across the state who support KanCare expansion.  Business leaders, doctors and hospitals, social service and safety net organizations, faith communities, chambers of commerce, and consumer health advocates have all joined the fight to expand KanCare.

Alliance for a Healthy Kansas reports that $1.9 million of our tax dollars are being forfeited every day, along with opportunities for communities to create jobs and protect rural hospitals due lack of KanCare expansion.  A recent article from the Kansas Health Institute also gives attention to the potential impact lack of KanCare expansion is having on rural hospitals.   If interested in attending, please RSVP below:

When:  September 19, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Kansas State University
22201 Innovation Drive, Rm # 145B, Olathe KS
When: October 20, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Shawnee Civic Centre Theatre
13817 Johnson Drive, Shawnee KS

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