TMC’s vision is leading the way to a healthy community. One of the ways we are fulfilling this vision is through our Community Health Education programming. These initiatives are aimed at improving the area’s health by encouraging people to take steps to prevent and manage chronic disease. Whether working to develop better nutrition and eating habits, coaching on healthier lifestyle choices or facilitating screenings and workshops, TMC’s interactions in the community are always aimed at providing long-term solutions for improving the community’s health.
Community Health Education
The Community Health Education team, in conjunction with the Kansas City Public Library, holds monthly mini-health fairs at various library branches providing glucose, cholesterol and vision screenings, as well as experts to answer health-related questions. In addition, the team also attends health fairs throughout the urban core, spreading the word about health and wellness.
TMC Mobile Market
Truman Medical Centers Mobile Market is back and better than ever. The new Mobile Market bus is now handicapped accessible and offers more resources for maintaining a healthy diet.
Recognizing a lack of grocery stores in the urban core, the Mobile Market began in 2012 to bring fresh fruits and vegetable to these underserved communities.
The Mobile Market travels throughout these areas designated as "food deserts," where quality food sources are sometimes scarce.
Below is the current schedule*
Jackson County Courthouse 415 East 12th St., KCMO
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Don Bosco (1st & 3rd Tues) 580 Campbell St., KCMO
Chouteau Courts (2nd & 4th Tues)
1202 Independence Ave., KCMO
11:45 am-12:30 pm
Riverview Gardens (2nd & 4th Tues)
299 Paseo Blvd., KCMO
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center 825 Eulicid Ave., KCMO
Full Employment Council 1601 East 18th St., KCMO
KCATA1200 East 18th St., KCMO
Don Bosco (2nd & 4th Tues) 309 Benton Blvd., KCMO
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley 3201 SW Trwy., KCMO
Posada Del Sol Housing (1st & 3rd Weds)
1735 Summit St., KCMO
East Patrol Police Dept. (2nd & 4th Weds)
2640 Prospect, KCMO
Southeast Community Center
4201 East 63rd St., KCMO
Fairmount Community Center
217 Cedar, Independence, MO
606 S. Hardy, Independence, MO
Lucile H. Bluford Library
3050 Prospect Ave., KCMO
10:00 am-1:00 pm
TMC-Lakewood (1st Friday)
7900 Lee Summit Rd., Lees Summit, MO
11:00 am-1:00 pm
Palestine Senior Center (3rd Friday)
3325 Prospect Ave., KCMO
For more information on the market, contact Community Outreach at 816-404-3518.
*Subject to change
Project Sparkle, is a TMC beautification initiative with our neighborhood partner Kansas City Neighborhood Academy (KCNA). Volunteers did repairs, painted and landscaping to the charter school. KCNA grew out of a partnership between the Urban Neighborhood Initiative and Kansas City Public Schools.
The charter school serves about 220 students Pre-K through 2nd grade. A grade will be added each year up to 6th grade. TMC Community Outreach also has established a Wellness Connection within the school, to promote community health education in the urban core.