KC's Aim4Peace Program In The Running For $500,000 Prize

Jun 27, 2016

Kansas City is in the running for a $500,000 prize to make the metro healthier. We were selected due to the efforts of Aim4Peace, a group that seeks to proactively reduce violent crime through its guiding philosophy — violence is a disease that spreads and contracts just like sicknesses do.


  • Dr. Garth Graham is a cardiologist, former deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, and current president of the Aetna Foundation, which is partnering to sponsor the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge.
  • Rashid Junaid is a violence prevention manager at Aim4Peace.