Author Archives: Andrew Shaughnessy, M.A.

Rediscovering Me as a Voice for Children

For the past couple of years, I have been on a journey of personal rediscovery. Much of this journey focused on understanding who I am, where I currently stand with myself, and what drives me to be me. I had thought I lost myself, but alas I am starting to see the light at the […]

Heartland Regional Health Equity Council Member!

For a term of three years (2018-2021), I’ve been voted to serve with some of the Heartland’s key health stakeholders throughout the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region-VII district as a member of the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC-VII). The mission of the Council is to increase collective leadership actions to promote […]

Leaders Participate in HHS Public Health Meeting: A Catalyst of Opportunity

The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Region VII requested my full participation in a two day Public Health Meeting: A Catalyst for Opportunity in Kansas City, Missouri. This meeting will be convening key stakeholders and core champions from Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas to discuss HHS Secretary Tom […]

Stakeholders Convene for Marketplace Open Enrollment Amidst Federal Cuts

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation are convening marketplace enrollment assisters and key stakeholders across the country this month to discuss the upcoming fifth annual Marketplace open enrollment. The purpose of the convening is to allow stakeholders the opportunity to brainstorm and share best practices to prepare for what promises to […]

Finding Insurance Coverage for Transgender Affirming Care: A Primer for Care Providers

It’s an honor to be invited to speak at the 2nd Annual Trans Health Inclusion Conference sponsored by Children’s Mercy Hospital, Truman Medical Center, KC Care Clinic, MATEC, UMKC, & the UMKC LGBTQIA Health Alliance, which will take place June 15th, 2017 at UMKC’s Student Union. I look forward to having the opportunity to be in […]