Category Health

SAMHSA Grant Reviewer

It is official! The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has invited me to become one of the Departments newest grant reviewers. In doing so, I will be trained to review proposals that have been submitted to the department. SAMHSA is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is charged […]

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 […]

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 […]