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Southwest 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.

Family Health CARE-

Making a better world! Serving Kansas City's under-served for more than twenty-five years!

 

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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.

Remember 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.

 

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Learn how the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid impacts Family Health Care by clicking here.

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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 insurance. 

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Hero in Healthcare- Kevin Dennis

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Sharon Lee- Named University of Kansas Distinguished alumna.

A raw YouTube take, minimize and listen...

Click here to view as Sharon Lee shares her best moment as a family physician with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

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The preferred pharmacy of Family Health CARE

 

Family Health CARE has partnered with PRxP of Kansas to serve you better and provide you with higher quality care

 

 

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Job Openings

Medical Providers (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants)

Mental Health Providers

 -  Please call or email for more information (see the contact page)

See the Family Health Care- "You Tube" Clip

Our Organization

Family Health Care is Unique

Click here for stories from our twenty-five years of caring...

#1 Emmy

#2- Larry

#3- Abby

#4- John

#5- Jeremy

#6- Katie

#7- Miranda

#8- Mr. Olson

#9- Sara

#10- Susan

If you want to help us make a better world- please click here

 Mission

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 care.

Meet our staff...

Family Health Care has a flat organizational structure.

The entire 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 strategic guidance.

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 years.) 

 

FHC Conflict of Interest Policy

Southwest 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 or otherwise;

3. the award of any grant, contract or subcontract;

4. the investment or deposit of any funds of the organization,

such person 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= 15% H=15%

Board Members
Dennis Boody- Convenor (Chair), Retired Social Worker
Tim Griffith- Treasurer, CFO Hallmark Cards
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 Department
JR Bishop, Director of Operations G6 Hotels
Jan Cohick, Public School Teacher
Esther Fernandez, Retired Executive Assistant KUMC 
Robert Simari, Dean KU Medical Center 
 
 


Staff

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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.

VISION

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.

Programming 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 development.

GOALS

  • 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.

VALUES

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 and caring.

Teamwork – 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 of family.

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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

 Beaver
Black Community Fund
Briedenthal-Snyder Foundation
Courtney Turner Trust
Curry Family Foundation
Delta Dental Foundation of Kansas
DST Systems
Entertainment Alliance Fund
Gary Dickinson Family Foundation
Gladys Kelce Trust
Goppert Foundation
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
Jewish Heritage Foundation
John W. Speas & Effie E. Speas Trust
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation
Menorah Legacy Foundation
Miller-Nichols Foundation
Oppenstein Brothers Foundation
Skill Builders Fund
Sosland Foundation
Sunderland Foundation
Sunflower Foundation
  Turner Family Fund
William T Kemper Foundation
Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Wyandotte Health Foundation