The Kansas City Health Commission is a mayoral-appointed board that provides guidance and advice to the City’s Health Department. As a City Charter Commission, committee meetings are open to the public. Most meetings take place at the Health Department.
Health Commission structure
The Health Commission is led by four co-chairs: a community co-chair, a City Council co-chair, a vice-chair and city manager appointed commission which is held by the Health Department director.
The 17 health commissioners are appointed by the mayor. Members serve staggered terms to assure regular new membership and ideas while preventing the possibility of an entirely new Health Commission that is unfamiliar with the operations of the commission and the health needs of Kansas City. Diversity of background, ethnicity, and ideas is valued and encouraged.
The commission depends on its six committees, and all commissioners are expected to serve on a committee. Each committee has a commissioner co-chair and a community co-chair. The committees are made up of community groups, residents and grass-roots organizations. The current Health Commission committees are:
- Health Policy and Advocacy
- Violence Free KC
- Access to Care
- Birth Outcomes Monitoring
- Budget and Contract Evaluation
The general public is invited to all of the meetings.
For more information, feel free to contact us:
2400 Troost Ave. Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO 64108
Health Commission Liaison: Joseph.Lightner@kcmo.org