Community Health Strategies and Innovation
A Healthy Community
Let us explain The Wellness Connection model. Our staff will evaluate surveys and implement programs depending on the results. For example, participants at the Bluford Library noted their willingness to lose weight and learn more about diabetes. The Registered Nurse (RN) will develop a weight loss challenge program that includes popular exercise classes, a healthy cooking class with MU Extension, and diabetes workshops. In addition, a designated section of the library is stocked with health education material and a blood pressure monitor.
The Don Bosco Center
Kansas City Public and Charter Schools
KCNA - The Kansas City Neighborhood Academy exist as part of a coordinated, comprehensive revitalization effort aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty for families living in the Kansas City urban core. As a community hospital, TMC will do its part to help provide resources and support in helping the students succeed. KCNA is also a participant in the popular Wellness Connection!
Guadalupe Centers Elementary School - Steps 2 Success is a collaboration between TMC and Junior Achievement. Together, we teach students the importance of financial, mental and physical health.
Our Community Health Education team also offers workshops to motivate participants to actively participate in the community to improve their own health and the health of others. It utilizes principles of adult education and group work techniques that promote health care prevention and wellness. Additionally, this program includes strategies and principles of empowerment. These classes include The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), Diabetes Self- Management Program, and Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP). Workshops are given throughout the year at various community sites as well as in house at TMC’s Hospital Hill for a 6 week period. Check out the schedule below!
The HHMM is designed to provide affordable and quality food choices to underserved areas. The bus is now handicap accessible and offers more resources for maintaining a healthy diet. Along with increasing opportunities to buy healthy foods, the HHMM improves the overall health and reduces the risk of some chronic diseases, as well as providing health education to the customers. Our strategic partnerships with Children’s Mercy, WIC, 12345 Fit-Tastic and others, allow us to leverage our strengths to impact as many people as possible.
The Wellness Mobile Unit is also a great asset to the community. The goal of this mobile wellness van is to provide the community with a resource to be screened for many chronic conditions and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle.
Find which stop on the Healthy Harvest Mobile Market 2017 calendar is best for you! Also, feel free to utilize the recipe library for delicious, healthy, (and easy) recipes!
:: Mobile Market Package List
:: Mobile Market Event Request
Jackson County Courthouse
415 East 12th St., KCMO
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Don Bosco (1st & 3rd Tues)
309 Benton Blvd., KCMO
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center
825 Euclid Ave., KCMO
1200 East 18th St., KCMO
Don Bosco (2nd & 4th Tues)
309 Benton Blvd., KCMO
3201 SW Trwy., KCMO
Posada Del Sol Housing (1st & 3rd Wed)
1735 Summit St., KCMO
(2nd & 4th Wed) Westport House
4020 Mill Street
3800 E. Linwood Blvd., KCMO
Southeast Community Cent
Southeast Community Center
4201 East 63rd St., KCMO
Fairmount Community Center
217 Cedar, Independence, MO
16955 E. Dover Independence, MO
Fairmount Plaza (1st & 3rd Thur.)
615 S. Huttig Independence, MO
2:15 -3:15 pm
The Groves (2nd & 4th Thur.)
1515 West White Oak Independence, MO
Palestine Senior Center (3rd Friday)
3325 Prospect Ave., KCMO
Careers in Healthcare
TMC in the Community
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Community Health Needs Assessment
:: Hospital Hill Report (SUMMARY PDF)
:: Hospital Hill Report (FULL REPORT PDF)
:: Lakewood Report (SUMMARY PDF)
:: Lakewood Report (FULL REPORT PDF)