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Kansas City Community Resources

Contact Information

ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY CENTER

Alicia Douglas
Director of Community Relations and Outreach

816-501-4306
alicia.douglas@rockhurst.edu

Campus Security Service Center
816-501-4010
bill.evans@rockhurst.edu

PROSPERITY CENTER FOR FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY

Phone:
816-501-4239

Email:
info@prosperitycenterkc.org

MEETING SPACES @RU

Arrupe Hall: two conference rooms are available (reserve them through SchoolDude)

KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Main Line:
816-701-3400

Customer Service (accounts, policies, finding materials):
816-701-3442

Reference (research questions):
816-701-3433

General Email (answered within 48 hours)

H&R Block Business & Career Center:
816-701-3717
bcc@kclibrary.org

KC Health & Wellness Center:
816-701-3482

 

Kansas City Public Library Health & Wellness Center

You can find a compilation of databases, books, and websites on various health-related topics and organizations at the website below. There, you will also find a link to the Health & Wellness Center website.

The Health & Wellness Center at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch is a partnership between The Kansas City Public Library, Truman Medical Centers, and the Health Sciences Institute of Metropolitan Community Colleges - Penn Valley. The website provides information on select health conditions, an events calendar, and a monthly health spotlight article written by staff at Truman Medical Center along with information for those interested in health-related careers. There is also an entire section dedicated to Teen Health. You can find more information about each of these resources below.

Health Conditions

In this portal, you are connected to online health and wellness data featuring extensive information on such health conditions as high blood pressure, sickle cell disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and HIV/AIDS. 

Health & Wellness Spotlight

Truman Medical Center staff write monthly articles spotlighting a health-related issue. Examples of past articles have included the Affordable Care Act, Exercise and Cardiovascular Health, Cataract Awareness, and Getting to Zero (HIV/AIDS).

Health Careers

The Health & Wellness Center at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch offers a variety of programming and information about health careers.

One of the Center’s partners, Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley, will make its Health Science Institute available for hands-on learning site visits by library patrons interested in working in the healthcare industry. The Health Science Institute is a 190,000 sq. ft. facility that features true-to-life simulation stations for unparalleled learning opportunities. Check the events calendar for upcoming visits.

Explorer Scouts, an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America, is a program for all teens that focuses on health career exploration. By participating in this program, teens will gain an understanding of health careers from the professionals themselves. Beginning in November 2010, Explorer Scouts will take place the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch. Check the events calendar for more information.

Teen Health

Find an extensive compilation of emergency and suicide hotline information. There are general hotlines listed for situations requiring immediate assistance, but there are also almost 100 more specific hotlines organized by subject. Subjects include AIDS/HIV, alcohol and drugs, bullying, depression, runaways, grief and loss, rape, stress and anxiety, teen pregnancy, teen parenting, and more.

You can check out a teen health kit from the library. Each kit contains books, DVDs, brochures, and articles on a particular theme, such as alcohol abuse, depression, nutrition, pregnancy, sex, and other issues. 

There is a section dedicated to providing answers on such topics as abuse, drugs and alcohol, food and fitness, sexuality and sexual health, teen pregnancy, friendship and dating, and more. However, this service requires a (free) subscription.

Explorer Scouts, an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America, is a program for all teens that focuses on health career exploration. By participating in this program, teens will gain an understanding of health careers from the professionals themselves. Beginning in November 2010, Explorer Scouts will take place the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch. Check the events calendar for more information.

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