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Lexington Project Connect
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lexington United Methodist Church

The Mammography Van from Diagnostic Imaging Centers will be at Lexington Project Connect 2019. Diagnostic Imaging will offer both 2D and 3D screening mammograms. Susan G. Komen Foundation will pay mammogram fees for individuals who are 40 and over, and do not have insurance.  To schedule an appointment, call 816.444.9989 or 913.344.9989, or visit this link .

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Contact Chris Carney at 660.259.2440 for details, or visit .  
HCC Provides FSD Assistance to Individuals in Grain Valley

Iva Eggert, Director of Social Services, will have open office hours at the Grain Valley Mid-Continent Public Library, 101 SW Eagles Parkway, on Thursday, February 21 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. She can help individuals with applications for food stamps, MO HealthNet (Medicaid), Presumptive Eligibility, and other programs under the Family Support Division.
For more information, contact Iva at 816.263.2803, or
HCC Thrives on Innovation in Whole-Person Care

The Rural Health Value team recently released a new Rural Innovation Profile focused on how Health Care Collaborative (HCC) of Rural Missouri identified options to provide behavioral health services, considering community need, financial reimbursement, and provider motivation.

HCC is a rural health network comprised of more than 55 member organizations. This network wraps social service support around the patients who receive care at four Live Well Community Health Centers, owned and operated by HCC.

Rural Health Value  helps create high performance rural health systems by building and offering an actionable knowledge base through research, practice, and collaboration. For more information, visi t .

Live Well Centers Host Dental Clinic
Outreach Nights

HCC's Live Well Community Health Centers has held two dental clinic outreach nights with Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund (MFAF). These outreach nights are in partnership with the REACH Healthcare Foundation. 

"The first evening we had 16 uninsured adult patients who had never seen a dentist, or not in more than 10 years," said Suzanne Gladney, founder of MFAF and a HCC board member.

MFAF is a non-profit based in Kansas City. Since 1984, MFAF has served and empowered Missouri's farm workers.

For more information about MFAF, visit the link .
HCC Among 28 Organizations to Receive Core Operating Partner Grant  
Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri received a $50,000 Core Operating Partner grant from the REACH Healthcare Foundation. The REACH Foundation announced 28 Core Operating Partner grants totaling $1.4 million to health care, advocacy and policy, and coordinating organizations for 2019.

“The ability of REACH to fulfill its vision and mission is inextricably linked to the stability and capacity of our grantees, which are critical to the health care safety net and health policy voice in our service area,” said Brenda Sharpe, President and CEO. “These renewable, unrestricted grants are one way for us to recognize our partners’ need for flexible funding so that they can carry out their important work.”

Seven organizations were selected because of their work with specific vulnerable populations, including homeless youth and adults, foster care youth, and immigrants and refugees. One organization, Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund , is a new addition to the core partners list for next year. Suzanne Gladney, director of the Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund, said the core operating support will enable the organization to enhance staff salaries and address other capacity needs to improve organizational sustainability.

For the complete article, visit the link .
Historic Loss of Medicaid and CHIP for Missouri's Kids

Missouri has the highest percentage decline of child Medicaid and CHIP enrollment.  

Missouri children rely on Medicaid and CHIP for health insurance. Medicaid and CHIP coverage is beneficial to children’s health and has positive economic impacts. Healthy kids are more likely to graduate from high school and find the kind of jobs that contribute to the economy. Recently, Missouri has seen a significant drop in child enrollment in Medicaid. 56,716 children lost coverage from January to December 2018. For more information, visit this link
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