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Want more healthy food in YOUR neighborhood?

Nominate a convenience store to become a Healthy Corner Store! Through the Building a Healthier Jackson County program, the Healthy Corner Store Initiative is working with smaller retail stores to encourage them to carry more fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain products, low fat dairy products and other healthy items. 

Valentines with home-delivered meals

Homebound older adults had a nice surprise when they found Valentines cards delivered with their home-delivered meals on Feb. 14. More than 1,500 cards were distributed with home-delivered meals from MARC Senior Centers. Anne Miller, director of Don Bosco Senior Center, is pictured at left, with the 285 Valentines cards that were sent with the Don Bosco meals. More»

Regional health care report released

The REACH Healthcare Foundation contracted with MARC’s Research Services department to produce a report that analyzes health and social conditions of uninsured and other vulnerable populations in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Kansas City Regional Health Assessment Report, published in June 2013, updates a health data assessment originally prepared for REACH in 2010.

Why People and Place Matter

On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the staff of the Green Impact Zone hosted a reception and documentary premiere to highlight many of the changes made to the area over the past four years. Neighborhood associations from the Green Impact Zone displayed accomplishments, revitalization projects and positive impacts created for area residents. Read more about the celebration and Green Impact Zone achievements since 2009»