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Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City awards grant to support our Summit!

Health Literacy Missouri (HLM) received a $12,600 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCFGKC) to support the 7th annual Health Literacy Missouri Summit and the 3rd annual Health Literacy Kansas Summit.

The combined events will be held in Kansas City on Oct. 20-21 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. The HCFGKC grant will sponsor local health professionals to take part in panel discussions and learn from state and national leaders in health literacy.

“We’re thankful to have such great partners in Kansas City for this event,” said Dr. Catina O’Leary, HLM president and CEO. “The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City has always been a health literacy leader, and this support underscores their commitment to clear communication in health care.”

The summit will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, and feature keynote speakers and panel sessions. Additionally, pre-conference workshops will start at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, and feature five in-depth training sessions where participants will build health literacy skills, such as plain language writing and health-literate design.

About Health Literacy Missouri (HLM)

Health Literacy Missouri (HLM), established in December 2009, is the largest health literacy nonprofit in the country. We specialize in improving health literacy through clear communication trainings, plain language messaging and design, health environment assessment, and audience research and content development. We work to develop organizational policies and plans that promote clear communication, and investigate new ways to measure the clarity of health information.

About Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCFGKC)

The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCFGKC) provides leadership, advocacy and resources that eliminate barriers to quality health for the uninsured and underserved in Kansas City, Missouri, Cass, Jackson and Lafayette counties in Missouri and Allen, Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. Since it began grantmaking in 2005, HCF has awarded more than $210 million to agencies addressing health needs in the community. For more information, visit


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