ENews 5-31-18: Human Service Summit; ATF Funding Recommendations 2019-2021
Register now for the June 13th Human Service Summit - Investing in Healthy Communities - Deadline June 8th
Join UCS for the 2018 Human Service Summit: Investing in Healthy Communities , and be a part of the community conversation about what impacts our health and well-being. This is a unique opportunity to come together with representatives from various community sectors who care deeply about Johnson County. Our community's economic vitality and sustainability are only as healthy as those who live and work in it.
8:30 a.m. - NOON
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
Overland Park, KS 66212
The morning kicks off with Dr. Marci Nielsen as the keynote speaker. A seasoned health policy expert, Dr. Nielsen has served in numerous leadership positions including former Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority, Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs at University of Kansas Medical Center, CEO and President of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, and Senior Vice President for Community Engagement at Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience. Today, Dr. Nielsen is the President and CEO of PolicyPRN Consulting.
The Summit includes a multi-sector panel on the health equity issues that affect our region, moderated by Steve Kraske of KCUR and Kansas City Star. Panelists include:
Senator Barbara Bollier, KS District 7
Tim DeWeese, Director of the Johnson County Mental Health Center
Dr. Ken Southwick, Interim Superintendent of Shawnee Mission School District
Celeste Gruhin, UPS Human Resource Specialist
Rebecca Buford, Executive Director of Tenants to Homeowners, Inc.
During the session, attendees will participate in discussions about what creates a vibrant Johnson County and the role each sector plays in strengthening our community's residents.
UCS has convened community members to plan and envision a strong future for more than 50 years. Don't miss this opportunity to share your ideas. This event is supported through funding from the Kansas Health Foundation and the REACH Healthcare Foundation.
UCS Releases the Alcohol Tax Fund 2019-2021 Funding Priorities Recommendations Report
The Drug and Alcoholism Council of Johnson County (DAC), a project of UCS, manages the allocation of Alcohol Tax Fund (ATF) dollars on behalf of Johnson County Government and multiple cities in Johnson County. ATF funding recommendations are guided by priorities that are approved annually by the DAC. Every three to five years the priorities are developed through a formal planning process. The Alcohol Tax Fund 2019-2021 Funding Priorities Recommendations Report is the culmination of the recently completed formal planning process.
Make A Donation: Giving to honor our past and prepare for our future is a great way to help us celebrate 50 years and those who have served our community through UCS. We are happy to offer this easy online giving option.
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