Entries by Swope Health

Join us for Juneteenth KC!

Swope Health is proud to participate in Kansas City’s 2021 Juneteenth Celebrations, including a Juneteenth Family Giveaway and Vaccination Event, the Juneteenth Parade and the Juneteenth Heritage Festival. The JuneteenthKC organization, a non-profit, describes Juneteenth as the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Traditionally Juneteenth is known as a […]

May 8 COVID-19 Vaccinations & Giveaways

On Saturday, May 8, 2021, Swope Health supported a COVID-19 vaccination event and giveaway at Memorial Baptist Church. At the event, we offered the Pfizer vaccine to those age 16 and older (under 18 with a parent or guardian). Our event co-sponsors provided food, diapers and children’s books to participants. Thanks to our partners: Happy […]

Raising Awareness of Hepatitis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has named May as Hepatitis Awareness Month. The federal health organization wants to raise awareness of what it calls a “hidden epidemic.” May 19 is declared as National Hepatitis Testing Day. Swope Health supports the awareness efforts and encourages our community to get tested and learn more about […]

Swope Health launches free mammogram screenings for women without insurance

Innovative grant programs help Swope Health reduce barriers to care Swope Health is encouraging women to get breast screening examinations to take better care of their own health. Breast screenings can be lifesaving. Screenings offer a chance at early detection of breast disease or cancer, and earlier detection means better chances of treatment and recovery. […]

1st Saturday Family Essentials Giveaway May 1

Swope Health hosted a  First Saturday free food and family essentials giveaway on Saturday, May 1.  Swope Health and partners offered foods, cleaning supplies, and family health essential items – all free. The event was sponsored by Total Man, the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City, Aetna, Sysco […]

May 1 Vaccination event in Wyandotte County

Swope Health partnered with Iglesia Bautista El Buen Pastor and United Healthcare in a vaccination event and giveaway on Saturday, May 1. At the event, at 1900 Steele Rd, Kansas City, Kansas, more than 50 people received their first Pfizer vaccine shot. Most participants were Spanish speaking and people of color and received food boxes […]

Swope Health Presents at 2021 Mental Health KC Conference

Swope Health’s Terri Cooley-Bennett will deliver a presentation on “Trauma and Suicide” at the 2021 Mental Health Kansas City Virtual Conference on May 6-7. Suicide rates have increased rapidly in Missouri, as well as nationwide. This workshop examines the link between trauma and suicide. There is significant evidence that traumas in childhood (Adverse Childhood Experiences) […]