Community Outreach Overview
TMC’s vision is leading the way to a healthy community. One of the ways we are fulfilling this vision is through our Community Health Education programming. These initiatives are aimed at improving the area’s health by encouraging people to take steps to prevent and manage chronic disease. Whether working to develop better nutrition and eating habits, coaching on healthier lifestyle choices or facilitating screenings and workshops, TMC’s interactions in the community are always aimed at providing long-term solutions for improving the community’s health.
Community Health Education
The Community Health Education team, in conjunction with the Kansas City Public Library, holds monthly mini-health fairs at various library branches providing glucose, cholesterol and vision screenings, as well as experts to answer health-related questions. In addition, the team also attends health fairs throughout the urban core, spreading the word about health and wellness.
Healthy Harvest Produce Market
Since 2009, the Healthy Harvest Produce Market has provided fresh produce and other healthy foods to patients, employees and community residents. Other items such as juice, pastas, and fresh herbs are also available at affordable price. The market is open at the following times:
TMC Hospital Hill
Wednesdays through November
6:30 am - 4 pm
Fridays through November
7 am - 1 pm
In the Atrium Lobby
The Mobile Market is an extension of the produce market held each Wednesday at Hospital Hill, only this one is on wheels. It travels throughout the urban core, where quality food sources are sometimes scarce, on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. It provides residents an opportunity to purchase healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables in their community at an affordable cost. For the latest mobile market schedule, go to hhedc.org.
Kansas City Chiefs Partnership
The only partnership of its kind in the NFL, the Chiefs and TMC are working together to provide wellness education and promote healthy living for Kansas City residents. Everyone wins when fans learn about healthy lifestyles with an emphasis on diet, exercise, and the importance of regular doctor checkups and immunizations. The partnership thrives with these three key elements:
- Touchdown Family Fest
- Touchdown Family is the premier health and wellness event in Kansas City. Since 2011, thousands of area residents have received free health screenings through services provided by local health providers. For more information on this year’s Touchdown Family Fest (read more).
- Healthy Halloween
- Truman Medical Centers annually team with the Chiefs and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to host a Healthy Halloween family costume party at Arrowhead Stadium. This kid-friendly gathering is an opportunity to celebrate without consuming large amounts of sugary, carbohydrate-filled candy and other sweets.
- TMC-Chiefs Wellness Tours
- Current and former Chiefs players and TMC health providers make stops at community centers, schools and other venues around the metropolitan area to provide health information and fitness fun.