Looking back at the Annual Regional Assembly

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 MARC Annual Regional Assembly on June 11. Hundreds of people joined the event, which was virtual this year. The program celebrated regional accomplishments, recognized public health’s critical leadership role and showcased two original works of art. The event also included four Regional Leadership Awards. Each year, […]

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Celebrate Bike Month with a fun, friendly challenge

Calling all bike riders, walkers and rollers! Join us in celebrating Bike Month this May for our first-ever Bike Month Challenge. RideshareKC usually celebrates the warm weather with their award-winning Green Commute Challenge. But this spring, they’ll be doing things a little bit differently. You can win fun prizes all month long by logging any […]

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Steven getting vaccine

Head Start centers connect families to vaccinations

MARC’s Head Start program and affiliate direct service providers continued to serve families throughout the pandemic. During the past few months, Head Start direct service providers took additional steps to make sure center staff and parents had access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Starting in March, United Inner City Services (UICS), the YMCA of Greater Kansas […]

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Dispose of household hazardous waste at mobile events

With vaccinated people across the region returning some level of normalcy to their routine after months at home, one thing may be left undone — what to do with those oozy, smelly and fumy chemicals found while cleaning during quarantine? Removing clutter from your house, you may have unearthed ancient cosmetics from under the bathroom […]

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Two area cities recognized as Communities for All Ages

On Friday, Jan. 15, the Mid-America Regional Council honored the cities of Grandview, Missouri, and North Kansas City, Missouri, for becoming more age friendly. Both cities achieved gold-level status, which means the local governing body applied an “age lens” to a major city plan. Grandview adopted age-friendly principles within the city’s updated comprehensive plan. North […]

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Biking in Autumn

2020 ozone season wraps up

The 2020 ozone season has officially ended and, while the data is still being validated, it appears that the Greater Kansas City region exceeded the ozone standard only once. Ground-level ozone forms when emissions from sources such as vehicles, industry and power plants react with heat and sunlight. Thankfully, the 2020 ozone season (March 1–Oct. […]

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