Save the Date! (Service Providers Needed)
Odessa Project Connect
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Odessa High School - 713 S. 3rd Street

Be sure to download these links:
Click above flyer for larger view.
Complete and Return MO HealthNet Medicaid Review Form or Potentially Lose Benefits

HCC Provides Assistance Completing and Submitting Medicaid Review Form to Prevent Loss of Benefits
Medicaid recipients must complete and return the Medicaid Review Form or risk losing state-funded health insurance. The Missouri Family Support Division conducts an annual review of food stamps and Medicaid beneficiaries. To date, nearly 10,000 forms have been mailed to food stamp and Medicaid recipients. More will be mailed in the coming days. Those who don’t complete and return the five-page form may likely lose coverage. Recipients, in many cases, don’t find out coverage has been dropped until they seek medical services.

To report an address change to FSD:  
  • Call 1.855.373.4636 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Visit a local FSD office.
  • Visit
  • Call the 24-7 Family Support Division automated line at 1.800.392.1261.
  • Call Iva Eggert, who works as an offsite FSD worker for HCC, at 816.263.2803. She can complete the form by phone and submit by fax to the FSD office.
HCC Brings Rural Rides to Lafayette County!

HCC Partners with Missouri Rural Health Association and Feonix HealthTran to Provide Free Rides to Medical Appointments in Lafayette County

Volunteer Drivers Wanted and Asked to Apply

The Health Care Collaborative (HCC) of Rural Missouri and its longtime partner, Missouri Rural Health Association (MRHA), are collaborating to bring ride-booking transportation services, similar to Uber, to rural Lafayette County. The initiative, Feonix HealthTran, will serve Lafayette County residents by providing free rides to medical appointments. The goal of the program is to close one of the largest barriers to receiving quality health care: transportation. Health care providers interested in helping their patients secure transportation to and from medical appointments should contact HCC.
For additional information, call Suzanne Smith, 660.259.2440. To apply, visit .
HCC/Live Well Offers Free Sports Physicals In Buckner and Concordia
Schedule an appointment, today.
HCC’s Live Well Community Health Centers are located in Buckner, Carrollton, Concordia, and Waverly. These Federally Qualified Health Centers operate as full-service health clinics that accept all insurances including Medicaid and Medicare, as well as sliding-fee scales based on income for the uninsured. The Live Well Community Health Centers have developed partnerships throughout West Central Missouri to help meet the needs of individuals and families. One of the services offered at the clinics is sports physicals. This year, the Waverly, Buckner and Concordia clinic locations are offering free sports physicals. The Buckner and Concordia locations still have dates available in July. MSHSAA form must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian.

Live Well Community Health Center - Concordia (206 N Bismark)
Thursday - July 5, 2018
Thursday - July 19, 2018

Live Well Community Health Center - Buckner ( 324 South Hudson)
Monday - July 23, 2018 (Fort Osage Students Only)
Click image for larger view.
A consumer health study released this week by five health foundations finds hundreds of thousands in Kansas and Missouri struggling with medical bills and unmet health needs.  

Among the findings Roughly a quarter of adults ages 19-64 in both states, and one-third of children live in households carrying medical debt. In Kansas, 37% of low-income adults reported that they had calls from creditors, took out loans to pay the bills, or borrowed money from friends; 43% of low-income Missouri residents reported similar experiences. Residents also reported high rates of chronic conditions (60%), such as heart disease or diabetes; one third reported a mental health condition, substance abuse or addiction. However, a quarter of those in Kansas and a third in Missouri did not get the care needed for their condition.

The  Kansas and Missouri Consumer Health Access  study was prepared by   RTI International , which surveyed more than 4,200 Kansans and Missourians about their health and access to care.  The survey was funded by five foundations:  the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Kansas Health Foundation, Missouri Foundation for Health, REACH Healthcare Foundation and United Methodist Health Ministry Fund. 
“Communities often need richer detail on access to health care and coverage in their communities than federal surveys can offer,” explained  Thomas Duffy, senior survey research scientist at RTI  and project director of KMHS. “The bi-state survey allowed the funders to capture consumer data from a larger geographic area and expand the list of survey questions to gain a deeper understanding of health challenges in all areas of the two states.”
For more information on the 2017 Kansas and Missouri Consumer Health Access Survey, visit .
Communities Concerned for Immigrants & Refugees  will launch the new learning network with a session titled  "We Are Here to Serve " -- ways to better serve the immigrant and refugee communities in the region. The session will offer a panel of local health providers along with presenter  Josie Rodriguez , Administrator, Office of Health Disparities & Health Equity, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Click  here  to register.