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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Age Positive Conference scheduled for May 11-13, 2021

The 5th annual Age Positive: Ideas for an Age-Friendly Future conference will be held May 11-13, 2021. The conference provides a forum for participants to learn about innovative program ideas for working with older adults. As it was in 2020, the conference will be held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Age Positive conference is […]

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An older adult receives a vaccine.

MARC help line assists older adults with vaccine registration

In a partnership with all Missouri Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, we have opened our Information and Referral phone line to assist older adults who have no internet access to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The program will assist older adults in Cass, Clay, Jackson, […]

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MARC Board of Directors elects new officers

The MARC Board of Directors elected a new slate of officers. Commissioner Harold Johnson Jr., Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, was elected chair at the Jan. 26 Board meeting. He replaces Commissioner Rob Roberts, Miami County, Kansas, who served as chair for the past two years. Johnson joined the MARC Board in June […]

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$8.1 million award to support Double Up Food Bucks incentive program

The Mid-America Regional Council has been awarded a four-year federal grant of $4.05 million by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), to support the Double Up Food Bucks Heartland Program in Kansas and western Missouri. To secure the award, equal matching resources have […]

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Educare training helps extended family provide quality child care

On Thursday, Nov. 19, MARC’s Department of Early Learning will provide a course focused on kinship care. This is an online class starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. This course is part of MARC’s Educare initiative. The Educare initiative provides resources, training opportunities and technical assistance to child care providers with an […]

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Shared Services webinar to discuss staff efficiency for public service

Representatives from jurisdictions across the region are invited to attend the “Understanding Shared Services” webinar on Oct. 28 to learn how communities can improve capacity and efficiency while saving costs by working with the Institute of Building Technology and Safety (IBTS). Curt Skoog, branch manager, will provide an overview of IBTS’s shared services, provide examples […]

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