The Spring/Summer 2019 issue of our KVC Health Systems print magazine, Thriving, is available now online! Here’s a glimpse of some of the great content you’ll find inside:
When a child experiences a psychiatric crisis due to suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse or other mental health challenges, they need help immediately. But in many states, a shortage of inpatient treatment beds means they wait for days or even weeks. KVC is working with legislators, insurance providers and donors to develop solutions so children and families get the help they need.
While we can each make personal choices that support our health, it takes a much bigger perspective and more comprehensive approach to help communities as a whole get healthier. Learn about the social determinants of health and why they matter.
Significantly more public funding goes to helping children already in foster care rather than preventing the need for foster care. Learn how the federal Family First Act flips this by investing real dollars to strengthen families with mental health services, substance use treatment and parenting skills education.
There are over 102,000 children in foster care who need adoptive forever families. Meet some of the children who we’re working to match with loving families.
Empowering the Helpers: An Interview with Chief Information Officer, Lonnie Johnson
As CIO, Lonnie leads KVC’s technology teams. Learn how their work such as creating software that matches children in foster care with caregivers and monitors medication prescribed to youth enables our direct care professionals to focus on kids and families.
You can also visit our news archive to view past issues of our print magazine.
KVC Health Systems is a private, nonprofit organization that enriches and enhances the lives of over 63,000 children and families each year by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services, and education. KVC’s broad continuum of care includes in-home family support, behavioral healthcare, foster care, adoption, substance abuse treatment, and children’s psychiatric hospitals. The organization has 35 locations in Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska and West Virginia, and provides training and consultation around the world. Learn more.