What does my race registration support?
100-percent of your race registration supports the community LiveWell Grants through the Liberty Hospital Foundation. Since 2015, the Foundation has partnered with local non-profit agencies to improve health outcomes for the residents of the Liberty Hospital community.
Grantee organizations focus on:
- early detection
- wellness and prevention
- community health initiatives
- direct healthcare services
- general access to health care by the medically under-insured and under-served
$200,000 has been distributed to organizations since the program began. Half of that amount – $100,000 – was distributed in 2017 alone, thanks to participation in the 2017 Liberty Hospital Half Marathon/Norterre 5K.
Information on the application process for 2018 grants will be announced later this year at LibertyHospitalFoundation.org.
The 2017 recipients were announced in May. They include 12 Northland non-profit organizations. They were highlighted in the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Connections magazine.
2017 First-time Recipients
In As Much Ministry (food pantry) – Health and nutritional well-being, $10,000
Cornerstones of Care – Healthy Families Home Visitation Program, $10,000
The Coterie – The Dramatic Health Education Project, $5,000
Liberty Early Childhood Center – Outside We Learn (OWL) Accessible Playground, $4,500
Miles of Smiles – School-based oral healthcare for children, $5,000
Northland Shepherd’s Center – BreakTime Club, $5,000
Tri-County Mental Health Services – Trauma Awareness, $10,000
The Call KC – Education Initiative, $15,000
2017 Repeat Recipients
Earnest Shepherd Memorial Youth Center – Outdoor Adventure Programs, $5,500
Friends of Clay County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children)
– Healthy Futures Program, $5,000
Liberty Community Health Action Team (LCHAT), $15,000
Rebuilding Together Clay County – Safe at Home Program, $10,000
Past Recipients *See features in Connections Spring 2017 issue*
- Liberty Public Schools – SPOT Vision Screener
- Earnest Shepherd Memorial Youth Center – Outdoor Adventure Programs, handicap-accessible shelter house
- Liberty Community Health Action Team (LCHAT)
- Friends of Clay County CASA – Healthy Futures Program
- Immacolata Manor (Life Unlimited) – electric chair lift
- Rebuilding Together Clay County – Safe at Home Program
- Liberty Sertoma Club – Project Hearing
Current priorities are based on the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment conducted by Liberty Hospital:
- Focus on nutrition, physical activity, mental health, oral health, vision, speech and hearing, and injury prevention
- Increased access to services and improved quality of life for under-insured and under-served populations
- Reducing rates and/or prevention of top chronic diseases in our community, including: cancer, heart disease, COPD, diabetes
- Providing pediatric services from newborn to age 18, including but not limited to: well-child care, preventative medicine, physical examinations, immunizations, drug education, special needs, managing acute and chronic conditions