Food Giveaway at Swope Health Central

You’re invited to a free food giveaway on Monday, Jan. 18, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The event runs from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm with free food provided by Harvesters.

We look forward to seeing you.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Discussion

Swope Health is proud to host the Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s community discussion on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 7:30 am Monday, Jan. 17 via Zoom.

The event is titled “Health Equity, Economic Development, Education: A Community Discussion” and features:

The event is free. Registration is required to receive the Zoom connection information.

The event honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life accomplishments and teachings. His writings describe his dream for America’s future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education. With a universal message of hope that continues to resonate, King demanded an end to global suffering, asserting that humankind-for the first time-has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty.

The panelists will take up the question: Where do we go from here? The discussion will look at the present and future, for actions and indicators that build a community of choice and advocate change. Specific discussion will address health equity, education and economic development.

 

Vaccination event POSTPONED

Swope Health and El Centro are postponing the vaccination event scheduled for 3-7 pm Monday, Jan. 10.

We will announce the rescheduled date as soon as it is available. 

 

Join us 9 am – noon Saturday, Jan. 22, for free food giveaway at Swope Health West, 4835 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., with partners Harvesters, El Centro and Livable Neighborhoods.

Wyandotte County January events — Join us!

Swope Health has two upcoming events in Kansas City, Kan. — please plan on joining us:

3-7 pm Monday, Jan 10, for a vaccination event with El Centro Inc., 501 Minnesota, Kansas City, Kan.

9 am – noon Saturday, Jan. 22, for free food giveaway at Swope Health West, 4835 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., with partners Harvesters, El Centro and Livable Neighborhoods.

Check our nursing openings and loan repayment program

Through the growing demands of an aging population, a shrinking workforce, and the ongoing effects of COVID-19, the United States is facing a shortage of nurses. Many health organizations, including Swope Health, have multiple job opportunities in the nursing field.

Nurses who are employed by community health centers like Swope Health, however, may receive funding toward payment of their qualifying education loans through the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program. To be eligible, you must be in a patient-facing nursing role with an organization that works with the medically underserved.

The Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program helps address the needs of patient populations facing health inequities, while supporting the development of the nursing workforce. It is not available to nurses who are employed in the private industry. The program can be a tremendous benefit for people with large qualifying education loans.

In exchange for the payment of these loans, the program works this way:

  • Registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses serve a two-year service commitment at a health care facility facing a critical shortage of nurses, like Swope Health.
  • Nurse faculty serve a two-year service commitment at an eligible school of nursing.
  • Additional loan repayment is available for both groups with a third year of service commitment.

Get more details about the program at https://bhw.hrsa.gov/funding/apply-loan-repayment/nurse-corps. The 2022 application deadline is January 13.

This opportunity is another reason why Swope Health is a great place for nurses – so check out our careers page and apply soon to receive all the benefits you can! 

You’ll find openings for many fulfilling, people-focused healthcare jobs, both full time and part time. We offer generous paid days off, health benefits, 401K and sign-on bonuses.

Join the Swope Health team!

 

 

 

COVID-19 vaccinations, turkeys Nov. 13

 

Swope Health offers COVID-19 vaccinations 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Friendship Baptist Church, 3530 Chelsea Drive, Kansas City, MO.

Swope Health will provide first, second or booster vaccinations, for those who qualify. And, the Pfizer vaccine is now available for children age 5-11, with parent or guardian present.

This event is co-sponsored by the Community Builders of Kansas City and features a free food and family essentials giveaway including turkeys, food, diapers and books.

Additional sponsors are 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.

 

Join us at Medicaid expansion Town Hall

Swope Health and the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus host a free Town Hall, 9:30-11:30 am Saturday, Nov. 20 at Macedonia Baptist Church.

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

The event includes a free breakfast at the church, 1700 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO. Facemasks are required.

To attend, please register at https://SwopeTownHall.eventbrite.com or by calling 816-599-5710.

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 is ready to provide free assistance to anyone who is interested in applying for benefits. Call us at 816-599-5653 or 816-599-5654 to speak with a member of our team of “navigators” ready to assist with the sign-up processes.  

COVID-19 vaccinations

 

Swope Health will provide COVID-19 vaccinations with El Centro Inc. from 4-7 pm Monday Nov. 8 at The Merc Co-op, 501 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

No appointment is necessary and there is no cost.

For more information, call 913-677-0100.

 

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Swope Health also offers COVID-19 vaccinations 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Friendship Baptist Church, 3530 Chelsea Drive, Kansas City, MO.

Swope Health will provide first, second or booster vaccinations, for those who qualify.

Pfizer vaccine is now available for children age 5-11, with parent or guardian present.

This event is co-sponsored by the Community Builders of Kansas City and features a free food and family essentials giveaway including turkeys, food, diapers and books.

Additional sponsors are 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.

 

First Saturday: Join us for food, essentials giveaways

Swope Health is sponsoring a food and family giveaway event – please mark your calendars and plan to join us:

Saturday, Nov. 6 – “First Saturday” – food and family essentials giveaway drive through from 9 a.m. to noon at Swope Health Central. Includes Thanksgiving meal items, and stations for toiletries, cleaning products and winter items. Turkeys and winter coats will be available while supplies last.

This event is free to a maximum of two families a car. No walk-ups, please. All items will be delivered directly to your car.

Sponsored by Sen. Barbara Washington, Total Man, United Way, Jackson County Missouri, Aetna, Harvesters, Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City, Home State Health, Morningstar’s Development Co. Inc., Missouri Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health. Additional sponsors still being added!

Join us for food, essentials giveaways

Swope Health is sponsoring two upcoming events – please mark your calendars and plan to join us:

Saturday, Oct. 23 – A “Fourth Saturday” food giveaway drive through will be available from 8:30 am to noon at Swope Health West. Featuring foods from Harvesters.

Saturday, Nov. 6 – “First Saturday” – food and family essentials giveaway drive through from 9 a.m. to noon at Swope Health Central. Includes Thanksgiving meal items, and stations for toiletries, cleaning products and winter items.

This event is free to a maximum of two families a car. No walk-ups, please. All items will be delivered directly to your car.

Sponsored by Sen. Barbara Washington, Total Man, United Way, Jackson County Missouri, Aetna, Harvesters, Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City, Home State Health, Morningstar’s Development Co. Inc., Missouri Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health. Additional sponsors still being added!