Thank You for Your Heart for Service!

Many thanks to everyone who helped make our Higginsville Project Connect a huge success !
Project Connect returns February 2020 in Lexington. We'll need your support!
Details coming soon. Visit hccnetwork.org/project-connect .
Text projectconnect to 72727.
# MO Medicaid

Join the Medicaid Expansion Campaign
Medicaid expansion would bring more than a billion of our tax dollars home from Washington to:
  • Deliver health care to more than 200,000 individuals
  • Create thousands of jobs -- which will boost Missouri's economy
  • Keep rural hospitals open
Help us get Medicaid expansion on the Missouri ballot in November 2020.

To help advocate for #MOMedicaid, download this toolkit .
National Rural Health Day is November 21, 2019
National Rural Health Day is November 21, 2019. Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why an estimated 57 million people – nearly one in five Americans – call it home. These rural communities also have unique health care needs.

This day celebrates the Power of Rural, by bringing to light the unique health care challenges that rural citizens face. It also showcases the efforts of rural health care providers, State Offices of Rural Health, and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges. Together, we can make a bigger impact!

Visit  PowerofRural.org  to learn more about National Rural Health Day.
HCC/Live Well's Carrollton Partnership Increases Access to Behavioral Health Care
Live Well Community Health Center - Carrollton has a new location. Although it’s not a school-based clinic, it’s located at Carrollton High School, 300 E. 9 th Street. Core services include child and adolescent behavioral health care, offered by Marcia Kent, MD – a triple board-certified child/adolescent, adult and forensic psychiatrist. Therapy provided by social workers is also offered.

Additionally, community health workers from Lexington, Missouri-based Health Care Collaborative (HCC) of Rural Missouri are on hand to provide Medicaid and food stamp enrollment assistance, as well as address other social service needs. HCC also owns and operates Live Well Centers in Buckner, Concordia, and Waverly. Adults looking for primary care, dental, and behavioral health services are referred to Live Well’s Waverly location, 608 Missouri Street. Transportation from Carrollton to Waverly is provided through HCC’s HealthTran program. 

Congress Has Until November 21, 2019 to Vote For CHC Funding. Take Action!
Community Health Centers provide high-quality, comprehensive care to 28 million patients in medically underserved communities –   including rural areas –   across the nation. As health centers leverage the federal and state investments necessary to bring health care where it would otherwise not exist, they also generate economic gains within the communities they serve.

In 2017, health centers:
  • Generated more than $54.6 billion in total economic activity
  • Created more than 405,000 jobs across the nation
  • Provided 5.7 million visits for substance abuse disorders
  • Helped 65,000 patients through opioid use disorder through Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Every voice and story matters. Contact your members of Congress and ask that they pass five years of extended funding, with increases over time, to allow for health center growth and workforce programs. They are set to vote on November 21, 2019. Contacting them today would be a great way to celebrate #PowerofRural.

For more information, visit  HCAdvocacy.org .
GivingTuesday is December 2, 2019.
Make HCC the Nonprofit You Support.