Jul 7, 2014

Score 1 for Health Community Report Reveals Child Health Trends, Barriers to Care for Underprivileged

Nearly 41 percent of the approximately 12,300 children screened by Score 1 for Health during the 2011-2012 academic year were overweight or obese. That’s just one of many noteworthy statistics revealed in the 2008-2012 Score 1 for Health Community Report, which was released earlier this month.

View the 2008-2012 Score 1 for Health Community Report online at www.kcumb.edu/Score1 or request a printed copy by contacting Score 1 for Health at 816-654-7960 or score1@kcumb.edu.

Score 1 for Health, a program of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, works to ensure that every child has the opportunity to reach his or her potential, without allowing health issues to stand in the way. The program has provided free, in-school health assessments, preventive health education and mentors for children for more than 20 years.

While the program at its core is about helping children and their families identify and address health concerns, we recognize the importance of proactively sharing the data collected so that researchers and other organizations can find new ways to promote healthy lifestyles for children.

Score 1 for Health is a shining example of how KCUMB is fulfilling its mission of “improving the well-being of the communities we serve.”