From Our Family to Yours
Higginsville Project Connect 2018 Serves Over 200 Individuals


  • 127 individuals registered for the event
  • Approximately 255 individuals served
  • 300 blankets were distributed
  • 125 volunteers with 42 service providers
  • 12 women received mammograms, 10 of whom were uninsured (underwritten by Susan G. Komen Foundation)

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success!
HCC's First Annual Piccadilly
Dinner & Auction Well Attended

Event Honored the Late Melanie Corporon

The Health Care Collaborative (HCC) of Rural Missouri hosted their first Annual Piccadilly Dinner and Auction on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Higginsville Senior Center. Proceeds raised at this event support HCC’s Project Connect events and its warehouse. Both help connect underserved and uninsured individuals with needed resources.

“Funds raised will help sustain our community warehouse and Project Connect programs. These initiatives provide direct support to individuals and families who need help with meeting basic needs. It also allows us to connect them with resources that provide health care, through our Live Well Centers, as well as connect them with support services,” said Suzanne Smith, HCC’s Director of Network Development.
Save the Date!
Lexington Project Connect
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lexington United Methodist Church

Volunteers and service providers still needed! Contact Chris Carney at 660.259.2440 for details, or visit
Time Running Out to Enroll!
ACA Open Enrollment Deadline is December 15, 2018

ACA open enrollment on Missouri's Health Insurance Marketplace runs through Saturday, December 15, 2018. The Health Care Collaborative (HCC) of Rural Missouri is available to assist individuals and families with enrollment. Coverage begins January 2019 for those who enroll by the December 15, 2018 deadline.

Contact HCC for enrollment assistance
Lexington, Mo.-based Health Care Collaborative (HCC) of Rural Missouri (825 South Business Highway 13) has trained certified application counselors who help individuals and families enroll in Missouri's Health Insurance Marketplace. They will answer enrollment questions and help determine eligibility for Medicaid or other insurance options. In addition, HCC helps with enrollment during the Marketplace's special enrollment period.

HCC also has a variety of programs and resources to help individuals and families in need. For enrollment support, or for more information, call Iva Eggert or Shelly Harden at 660.259.2440.
Other ways to enroll
To enroll online, visit , or call 1.800.318.2596, which is available 24/7. (TTY: 1.855.889.4325)

For more information, contact Iva Eggert or Shelly Harden at 660.259.2440. Feel free to visit  or .
Get Your Flu Shot.
Contact a Live Well Center Near You!

Take Action Now to Prevent the Flu

Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by various flu viruses. Influenza is different from a cold and comes on suddenly. It can cause severe sickness and may even lead to death.

The 2017-2018 influenza season was a high severity season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They report that influenza-like illness (ILI) peaked at 7.5 percent, the highest since the 2009 flu pandemic.

The flu vaccine is the best way to prevent getting the illness. The vaccine also helps lessen symptoms for people who do come down with it. Health experts originally recommend all adults and children older than six months receive a flu vaccine by the end of October 2018. Although that date has passed, those who receive flu shots later in the fall or winter will still be protected. It’s best to get vaccinated four to six weeks before peak flu season, December through February.  Download full release .

Contact a  Live Well Community Health Center  near you to schedule a flu shot.