FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 28, 2005
Public input sought for Community Health Improvement Plan
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Commission is finalizing the Community Health Improvement Plan. The plan is the product of months of partnering with community members, and it is designed to help improve the health of all Kansas City residents.
The Health Commission values public comments and engagement in this process. For this reason, public hearings for the current draft of the plan will be held at the following times and locations:
Friday, Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave.
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m. at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Parkway
Thursday, Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m. at the Northland Neighborhoods Inc. office, 5312 N.E. Chouteau Trafficway.
One of the key recommendations the Minority Health Task Force made to Mayor Kay Barnes and the City Council was to create the Health Commission for Kansas City. Resolution No. 010601 charges the Health Commission with providing structure and oversight for the development, implementation and evaluation of Kansas City’s Community Health Improvement Plan.
For more information about the Community Health Improvement Plan, call TaWana Woodard, administrative assistant to the Health Commission, (816) 513-6337.