Community Health Education Department partners with other Truman
Medical Centers programs and outside agencies to help provide the
best community preventive health services available. In
addition, professional medical experts are available during
screening activities to provide consultative information to persons
receiving screening results.
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Truman Medical Center dietitians reviewed menus at several popular
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The Woodson Health and Wellness Van, funded by Sara Morgan in memory
of her mother, provides opportunities to the community to be
screened for many chronic conditions and learn how to live a
The Woodson Health and Wellness Van
The Woodson Health and Wellness Van provides
opportunities to the community to be screened for many chronic
conditions and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle. The
40-foot state-of-the art van includes computers with internet
access, a private exam area, and a consulting area. The
van provides screenings such as blood pressure, body mass index, and
bone density assessments, free of charge to community groups.
In addition, the van provides routine outreach targeting women in
specific locations across the metropolitan area.
The Health & Wellness Center
The Health & Wellness Center is the newest
enhancement to the recently renovated Lucile H. Bluford Branch of
the Kansas City Public Library and was created in partnership with
Truman Medical Centers and the Health Sciences Institute of
Metropolitan Community Colleges â€“ Penn Valley. It is intended to
significantly upgrade the accessibility to health, nutrition and
wellness information through consolidated collections of educational
materials, online information through a specialized digital portal,
and extensive regular programming.
In the Bag
In the Bag is a unique program in which TMC
partners with Leonâ€™s Thriftway, one of the few supermarkets in the
urban core, to bring monthly programs and special events to their
location to promote a healthier lifestyle.
Touchdown Family Fest
In 2010, the Kansas City Chiefs and Truman Medical Centers began
a long term partnership to improve the health of the Kansas City
community, especially those residents who live in the urban core.
One of the products of this partnership is the annual Touchdown
Family Fest, a Health and Wellness extravaganza that features health
screenings and education, sports physicals, healthy treats and lots
Calendar of Events
For more information about Community
Health Education, please call:
Fax request for health screenings and van appearances to: