The KCMO Health Commission understands that health is not just the absence of disease. Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being (World Health Organization). The Health Commission aims to promote a thriving Kansas City, where all residents thrive in healthy communities, have equitable access to jobs, education and social service. Our key committees are made up of community groups, public health programs, residents and grassroots organizations to help us to prioritize goals and initiatives.
- Violence Free KC
- Health Policy and Advocacy
- Access to Care
- Birth Outcomes Monitoring
- Budget and Contract Evaluation
Let’s Work Together
The Health Commission aims to achieve a City-wide collaboration and partnership of individual leaders across Kansas City to build a healthier community. The Health Commission advises the Mayor and City Council on matters related to the KC Community Health Improvement Plan (KC-CHIP), public health, public health policies. We focus on prevention.
There are 17 health commissioners including four Co-Chairs who lead the board. They are the Council Co-Chair, Community Co-Chair, City Manager Co-Chair, and Vice-Chair.
We place a high value on diversity of background, ethnicity and ideas and invite you to share your experience and thoughts. Committee members serve staggered terms to encourage new membership and improve understanding of the health needs of our city. The public is invited to attend committee meetings to see the committees in action, express any concerns they may have, and help us advance the health goals of Kansas City. Sign up for alerts here.
The KCMO Health Commission has an ongoing need for Community Health Advisors. If you are interested in working with Kansas City to help improve the health and well-being of our community, please complete an online application. Working together, we can improve the lives of everyone who calls Kansas City home.
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