Find Swope Health at Juneteenth KC Health Expo

Swope Health will participate in the Juneteenth KC Health Expo, 12 pm -5 pm, Saturday, June 18 at Black Archives of Mid-America, 1722 E 17th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108.


The Health Expo features dozens of organizations providing health information and services, free, to the community.


Swope Health will offer free at-home COVID-19 test kids, masks and general information. Swope Health navigators will also be on hand to assist with Medicaid expansion enrollment.


The Health Expo, part of a day of Juneteenth Celebration, includes free ice cream, dental and vision checkups, youth immunizations and more.


The day’s celebration also offers a “Brunch and Learn” panel discussion on “The Past, Current, and Future Housing and Racial Equity in Kansas City and Nationwide.” Registration is required for the panel and brunch, which features three food options.


Join us for the Juneteenth KC Health Expo!

Vaccination event at DeLaSalle Education Center April 2

Swope Health hosted a vaccination and wellness event at DeLaSalle Education Center, 3737 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Missouri, on April 2.

At the event, Swope Health:

  • Administered 18 COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Performed 11 Dental Screenings
  • Registered seven individuals and scheduled two pediatric appointments
  • Assisted with three Medicaid enrollment applications
  • Distributed 90 at-home COVID-19 tests and about 150 N95 face masks.



Vaccinations at Blue Parkway SunFresh

Swope Health provided free COVID-19 vaccinations and home test kits on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Blue Parkway SunFresh grocery, 4209 E. 50th Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri.

With volunteers assisting from J.E. Dunn Construction, more than 100 COVID-19 home-use test kits were distributed. Swope Health clinical teams offered first dose, second dose and booster vaccinations to 19 individuals.



Part of the team delivering COVID-19 test kits and vaccinations at Blue Parkway SunFresh. From left, Zoraya Rowlands, a member of the Swope Health board of directors and director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at JE Dunn Construction, with her son, Ethan Hernandez; Dr. Jennifer Frost, interim chief medical officer at Swope Health; Louis Armstrong, of JE Dunn Construction; DaRon McGee, community engagement manager at Swope Health; and Darius Drew of JE Dunn Construction.

Jan. 29 Vaccination event at De La Salle

Swope Health KidsCARE hosted a COVID-19 Vaccination event at De La Salle Education Center, 3737 Troost Ave., for students and family members on Jan. 29, 2022.

Here are some scenes from the event:

Wyandotte Food Giveaway Jan. 22

Swope Health associates joined forces with Harvesters for a food giveaway at Swope Health West on Saturday, January 22.  Food items distributed included cereal, soup and pinto beans.

MLK Day Food Giveaway

Here are some scenes from the Jan. 17 Food Giveaway at Swope Health Central. The event, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, was supported by Harvesters and volunteers.

Pat Clarke of the Oak Park Neighborhood Association

Kialah Marshall, Swope Health patient advocate

Event at Swope Health Central

Volunteers Dennishia Toliver and Ja’Kel Ringo

Volunteer Cornelius Mitchell

Photos courtesy of Jazzlyn Johnson, Reporter, The Community Voice


Swope Health hosts Medicaid Expansion Town Hall

On Saturday, Nov. 20, Swope Health and the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus hosted a free Town Hall at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1700 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO.

The event featured presentations on Medicaid expansion by U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II and Jeron Ravin, JD, President and CEO of Swope Health.

The Kansas City branch of the NAACP, the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, KC Tenants, the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO and the A. Phillip Randolph Institute are co-sponsors of the event.


Swope Health President and CEO Jeron Ravin and US Rep.  Emanuel Cleaver II shared information with the community at a Medicaid Expansion Town Hall.








Jeron Ravin fielded questions about Missouri Medicaid Expansion from the audience in a packed gymnasium at Macedonia Baptist Church. The event included breakfast for 150 registrants.








Missouri State Representative Ashley Bland Manlove was at the event promoting Medicaid Expansion efforts.

Vaccination event at Friendship Baptist

Swope Health supported a COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, Nov. 13  with Friendship Baptist Church, 3530 Chelsea Drive, Kansas City, MO.

The free event offered first and second doses and boosters for those who qualify, as well as the Pfizer vaccine  for kids age 5-11 with parent or guardian.

Co-sponsored by the Community Builders of Kansas City, the event also featured a free food and family essentials giveaway including turkeys, food, diapers and books. The event served 528 households or 2,372 individuals — 1,134 adults, 971 kids, and 267 seniors.

Additional sponsors included Jackson County Executive Frank White and Teresa White, Blue Parkway Sunfresh, Happy Bottoms, Harvesters, the Kansas City Public Library, Catholic Charities, the Greater Kansas City Building and Trades Construction Council and the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO.



November First Saturday Give-away

On Saturday, Nov. 6, Swope Health hosted a “First Saturday” food and family essentials giveaway at Swope Health Central.

The giveaway included food boxes, toiletries, cleaning supplies, turkeys and winter coats. The event served 587 people.

More than 100 volunteers supported the event, which was sponsored by Total Man, Harvesters, Community Action Agency of Kansas City, Aetna, Home State Health, Nexus, Urban League of Greater Kansas City, Sen. Barbara Anne Washington, Morningstar’s Development Company, Brass Pinnacle Group, McCown Gordon, United Way, Jackson County, Greater Kansas City Black Nurses Association, The Links Inc. and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Office of Minority Health.

A Joyful Treat Town: Goodies to 1100 kids

Swope Health’s 26th annual Treat Town was a rousing success.

The 2021 event, which once again was held as a drive-through trick-or-treating celebration, delivered 1,500 bags of assorted candies and treats to an estimated 1,100 kids – most in costumes!

Held Saturday, Oct. 30, the event drew kids from across the metro area. Cars were directed through a large, decorated tent where masked volunteers distributed the treat bags to kids.

The event was supported by Hot 103 Jamz radio.