By Maria Carter
Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City, Missouri Health commission met with representatives from hospitals, community groups, and churches to develop a plan on how to improve the health of Kansas City. Last year, these groups identified areas that needed more work like preventative care, tobacco use, and mental health services. These priorities are part of Kansas City's Community Health Improvement Plan, approved earlier this year by the City Council.
As part of an ongoing healthcare series, KCUR's Maria Carter spoke with Dr. Rex Archer, director of the Kansas City health department, about the health summit and the under recognized crisis in public health.
Funding for this story is provided in part by a grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.