Are you ready to Green Commute?

The Green Commute Challenge is back! This year, RideshareKC’s award-winning Green Commute Challenge runs from Sept. 20 through Oct. 31, 2021. During the challenge, coworkers become teammates and compete against other companies and organizations to see who can log the most green commute trips. Participants log trips to earn points and are entered to win prizes and […]

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The region works together through exercises to prepare.

20 years after 9/11, region remains steadfast in cooperative efforts to be better prepared

The events of Sept. 11, 2001, forever changed how communities prepare for and work to prevent intentional terrorist attacks and other emergencies. In response to the tragedy, local agencies committed to working together through the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee to strengthen relationships and make investments. Through the committee, the Kansas City region engages a […]

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How to dispose of leftover medications

Pharmaceutical drug abuse poses countless problems for our country. Every 8 minutes, an American dies from an unintentional drug overdose. Seven out of 10 people who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends and family. Often, they find forgotten pills in a home medicine cabinet. The problem, sadly, finds its way to our youngest and […]

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The 2020 Annual Review is now available.

Annual review highlights regional accomplishments

The MARC 2020 Annual Review highlights the region’s accomplishments as we came together in new ways. The report features important milestones across seven ambitious goal areas, while looking ahead to what’s next. We want to acknowledge and celebrate the extraordinary work of servant leaders in our region in the past year. Thank you for your […]

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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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