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Boulevard Family Health Care is a Kansas not-for-profit organization and is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3)
of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
Making a better world! Serving Kansas City's under-served for more than twenty-five years!
Many of us care about the Affordable
Care Act that opened access to medical care to millions of Americans with no pre-existing exclusions. Family Health Care (FHC)
works for those who have no insurance or inadequate insurance with high deductibles or co-pays for more than twenty-seven
years. FHC is organized throughout with the concept that every person deserves dignity
and respect and that every life has value.
Each day at FHC, we choose to serve those who may have had bad luck, or been
treated poorly, or made bad choices and find themselves without good health. Each day FHC's staff and supporters ensure
that a few more people are provided access to health services they need. Each day we choose kindness. We choose generosity.
Please join with us in choosing to attend
to those who are suffering in this land rather than turn away. Please help with a donation or with your time as
a volunteer to bring healing to our neighbors in need.
Martin Luther King's words (paraphrased by Barack Obama) and keep pulling to "bend the arc of history towards
justice." Hilary Clinton and Tim Kaine used the words attibuted by some to John Wesley (eighteenth century minister):
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the
ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”
At this time of uncertainty and when compassion may appear to have lost the immediate battle to meanness, please
keep pulling; keep doing good wherever and whenever you can.
Since April 1, 1989- Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care Services of Greater Kansas City (Family
Health CARE), a non-profit safety net clinic, has provided health services on a sliding scale for those who do not have
Medical Providers (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants)
Mental Health Providers
- Please call or email for more information (see the contact page)
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Family Health Care is Unique
The purpose and objectives of the Southwest Boulevard
Family Health Care Services of Greater Kansas City, Incorporated are to provide health care and supportive services to all,
including the medically indigent, in a nondiscriminatory manner and setting, dedicated to continuity with quality medical
Meet our staff...
Family Health Care has a flat organizational structure.
staff, including physicians, dentists, nurses, lab and office support personnel are volunteers, or are paid at the same modest
hourly rate (currently $15hr.)
Operational decisions are made in weekly staff meetings. The volunteer Board of Directors provides
Commitment is important to staff members which has led to a very low staff turnover (the organization-
founded in 1989 has six staff who have been with the FHC more than twenty years and another dozen more than fifteen
FHC Conflict of Interest Policy
Boulevard Family Health Care Services of Greater Kansas City, Inc., its officers, directors, and staff shall scrupulously
avoid any conflict between their own personal interests and the interests of the organization, in all actions taken on behalf
of the organization in their respective capacities.
In the event that any officer, director, or staff member
shall have any direct or indirect interest in, or relationship with, any individual or organization which transacts business
(with services or monetary exchange) including but not limited to:
1. the sale, purchase, lease
or rental of any property or asset;
2. employment or rendition of services, personal
3. the award of any grant, contract or subcontract;
4. the investment or deposit of any funds of the organization,
shall give notice of such interest and shall refrain from discussing or voting or otherwise attempting to exert any influence
on the organization to affect a decision about on the transaction in which there is or may be an interest.
Board of Directors
Our BOD reflects the composition of our community and our beliefs in the strength of diversity
and worker participation.
50% are patients at FHC, 15% are staff Gender: M= 40% F=60% GLBT= 10%
Ethnicity: W=70% B=
Dennis Boody- Convenor (Chair), Retired Social Worker
Tim Griffith- Treasurer,
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Paulette McBride, Member Faith Lutheran Church
Joe Rosa, Attorney, Black and Veach
Jess Stark, Vice-President Stark Raving Solutions
Alie Scholes, Director St. Luke's Emergency Services
Mark Redick, KUMC Radiology
JR Bishop, Director of Operations G6 Hotels
Cohick, Public School Teacher
Esther Fernandez, Retired Executive Assistant KUMC
Robert Simari, Dean KU Medical Center
Family Health Care’s greatest strengths are the personnel
who continually rise to meet the challenges of providing for the needs of our neighbors despite limitations in funding which
includes flat modest wage base.
Since it’s founding in 1989, Southwest Boulevard Family
Health Care Services of Greater Kansas City, Incorporated (FHC) has continuously focused on providing health care and other
supportive services for the poor and vulnerable, and on improving the health of our community.
activities center on the common vision of providing health care and increasing the well-being of the community by empowering
people to improve through knowledge, especially of health behaviors, and promoting individual responsibility for personal
Excellence We aspire to achieve the highest level of
excellence in our provision of services.
Continuity We promote continuity of care to optimize decision making
and follow-up for ourpatients.
Compassion We seek to approach all our interactions with patients/clients
and with each other with compassion and caring.
Equity – We believe in the inherent worth of each individual and strive to interact
respectfully and fairly with each person, particularly those who are most vulnerable by approaching each individual with compassion
We emphasize participatory decision-making and teamwork.
Individual Development – We are dedicated to fostering growth and promoting empowerment of individuals and families
and to a work culture that values individual staff members and nurtures development.
Balance – We accept a broad definition of family and support the strengthening
Code of Ethics
The Family Health Care Code of Ethics is a demonstration
of our commitment to high ethical standards. This code recognizes that an organization is defined by the people who work for
it, and that those people―board members, executive leaders, staff, and volunteers―must demonstrate their ongoing
commitment to the core values of integrity, honesty, fairness, openness, respect, and responsibility.
Our code of ethics is a part
of a larger, organization-wide commitment to ethical practices. Our values are supported by policies and procedures for staff,
volunteers and board members. Family Health Care has an organizational culture that supports high ethical
standards, and fosters discussion on ethical issues, promotes transparency, and sets a tone of honesty and integrity.
Support for Family Health Care’s operations
and facilities, including our programs and projects, is provided by grants/donations from many individuals, corporations,
government, and foundations.
Recent major donors:
Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation
|Black Community Fund|
|Curry Family Foundation|
|Delta Dental Foundation of Kansas|
|Entertainment Alliance Fund|
|Gary Dickinson Family Foundation|
|Gladys Kelce Trust|
|H&R Block Foundation|
|Hall Family Foundation|
|Health Care Foundation of
Greater Kansas City|
|Hispanic Development Fund|
|J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation|
|Jack and Helyn Miller Foundation |
|John W. Speas & Effie
E. Speas Trust|
|Kansas Department of Health and
|M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation|
|Menorah Legacy Foundation|
|Oppenstein Brothers Foundation|
|Skill Builders Fund|
Turner Family Fund|
|William T Kemper Foundation|
|Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City|
|Wyandotte Health Foundation|