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Meritas Health Express Care Clinic to Open inside 64th Street Hy-Vee Grocery Store Nov. 1

On Nov. 1, Northland residents will have a new choice for nonemergency health care. Meritas Health, a subsidiary of North Kansas City Hospital, is pleased to announce the opening of its third Meritas Health Express walk-in care clinic, located inside Hy-Vee at 5330 NW 64th St. “There is a growing …

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Tri-County Earns Gold with Healthy KC Initiative

Tri-County Mental Health Services has earned the top, Gold Level Healthy KC Workplace Wellness Certification from Healthy KC, a regional non-profit organization promoting wellness in Greater Kansas City. Founded in 2014, Healthy KC is addressing a range of regional health issues such as nutrition and tobacco cessation. The workplace initiative …

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November 2016 Calendar of Events at NKC Hospital

ALZHEIMER’S: THE LATEST IN RESEARCH, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT LUNCH AND LEARN Friday, Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. North Kansas City YMCA, 1999 Iron Street in North Kansas City, MO, 64116 Alzheimer’s disease is one of the top 10 leading causes of death in Clay and Platte Counties. Nearly 110,000 Missourians …

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Meeting Examines Need for Northland Crisis Organization

More than 32 agencies and 60 representatives from law enforcement, mental health care and other Northland organizations gathered Sept. 30 to discuss formation of a Crisis Intervention Training Council (CIT) for Clay, Platte and Ray counties. CIT is increasingly used by law enforcement to better treat those in a mental …

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NAMI Family Group To Meet Oct. 19 at Tri-County

The Northland family support group organized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at Tri-County Mental Health Services Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The monthly meetings are designed for family members and significant others of persons with severe and persistent mental illness. The sessions are …

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Facing Crises Takes Many Skills

Brande Rash is a little like Batman’s tool belt: no matter what the emergency, she has a skill that can solve the problem. Rash joined Tri-County Mental Health Services in May as the organization’s new qualified mental health professional in crisis care. On any given day, she may work with …

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Kearney Resident to Join Other Area Runners to Support Innovative Lung Cancer Research

Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk on Sunday, October 2 to Fund Research and Double Survival Hundreds of local residents are joining forces to fight lung cancer, united in the belief that surviving lung cancer should be the expectation, not the exception. These residents will be meeting at …

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“Silver Tsunami” Bringing Major Challenges

Like the nation, the Northland faces significant challenge as the population ages and the needs increase for everything from specialized health care to financial assistance. P. Glen Smith, Esq., recently shared a realistic but hopeful message with the Aging and Mental Health Coalition of Kansas City North meeting Sept. 15 …

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Kansas City Is Recognized As HealthyCommunity50 Member In Healthiest Cities And Counties Challenge

Kansas City, Missouri, is one of 50 members in the HealthyCommunity50 in the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge to receive a $10,000 community seed award, placing the City in the running for an even larger cash prize to support its violence prevention program. The Challenge, a partnership between the Aetna …

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Small Team Brings Big Steps for Community Change

Tri-County Mental Health Service’s Prevention Program consists of only four people, but its reach impacts thousands throughout Clay, Platte and Ray counties. Throughout the past 23 years, TCMHS Prevention programs and the hundreds of volunteers they work with have received state and national recognition. The organization is even becoming a …

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