Community Health Council of Wyandotte County Inc
803 Armstrong Ave
Kansas City KS 66101-2604
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 371-9298
Fax 913- 371-4034
Mission Statement

To enhance health outcomes in Wyandotte County through informing, collaborating, aligning, mobilizing and activating organizations, government entities and community members. 

CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Donna Young
Board Chair Randy Callstrom
Board Chair Company Affiliation Wyandotte, Inc.
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2002
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer

 The Community Health Council of Wyandotte County relies heavily on people and organizations who are passionate about health care advocacy and community improvement; when our community develops in positive ways, it benefits everyone! .

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Financial Summary
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Mission Statement

To enhance health outcomes in Wyandotte County through informing, collaborating, aligning, mobilizing and activating organizations, government entities and community members. 

Background Statement

The Community Health Council of Wyandotte County (CHC) was formed in 2003 by executives from local hospitals, safety net clinics, and public health foundations. CHC is committed to improving access to health for marginalized, underserved, and vulnerable populations. From our early work in improving communications and coordination among safety net clinics and between clinics and providers of specialty care, to existing efforts to address health disparities in the county with the poorest overall health outcomes, CHC maintains a constant focus on being a catalyst for systemic change. In 2013, CHC launched Kansas Assistance Network (KAN), an enrollment assistance campaign, which has been successful in decreasing the county’s uninsured rates by over 40%. KAN is championing local efforts to preserve the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which increase the quality, accessibility, and affordability of health insurance and preventative care services and organize local nonpartisan efforts to expand KanCare (Medicaid). In 2015, CHC launched its Community Health Worker (CHW) Initiative. During the first three years, we assisted more than 1,500 health seekers and were successful in placing 91% with a medical home, reducing emergency room utilization, and improving participant quality of life. Through this clinical-community partnership, more than 90% of the clients served were supported in implementing health plan behavior change goals. This effort includes advocacy to establish sustainable payment and reimbursement models, designing curriculum and certification standards, and integrating CHWs as part of the clinical care establishment. CHC published the HEAT Report (Health Equity Action Transformation, 2016)  broadening its scope to root causes of inequity in Wyandotte County, and launching new, resident-led initiatives to transform health outcomes. In 2018, CHC launched Cradle KC - an initiative created to facilitate collective action to improve maternal and infant health in the Kansas City region. The kick-off meeting brought 40 unique organizations and community representatives together, which led to the Cradle Collective.



Impact Statement

Community Health Council of Wyandotte County

1. Last year, CHC connected more than 700 clients with insurance enrollment opportunities, SNAP enrollments, TANF enrollments, and healthcare resource referrals (for those who could not access KS Marketplace subsidies). 

2. CHC convened Cradle KC, a collective impact workgroup working to reduce infant mortality through policy, systems, and environmental changes. This initiative includes an engaged and active community advisory board who completed more than 1700 hours of peer to peer coaching to raise awareness of fetal and infant mortality as a public health concern within populations of minoritized identities. 

3. Through funding from Health Forward Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield & BioNexus KC, CHC added five new Community Health Workers to serve Wyandotte County residents with improving access to vital resources, increasing healthy lifestyle behaviors, and building capacity for self-efficacy and self-advocacy in communities facing significant barriers to health. 

4. The Health Equity Action Transformation (H.E.A.T.) report continues to draw interest and we receive frequent requests for H.E.A.T. presentations. The HEAT report and supporting materials have been presented in print, video, and through presentations to more than 3,000 people over the past year. 
Needs Statement

Over the past year, our organization has doubled in staff size, began our strategic planning, and adopted a new mission statement. The amount of change we are embracing is both significant and exciting. We are in need of volunteers who can help with administrative duties including: filing and organizing, meetings and (small) events coordination, appointment setting, and support for walk-in clients.  Community Health Council of Wyandotte County is actively working on improving sustainability of key programs (Cradle, KAN, HEAT, and CHW Initiative) through innovative revenue opportunities, sponsorships, and donations. Like many non-profits, we are always looking for financial contributions to support core operating activities including the funding for our facility at 803 Armstrong which also serves as a community meeting hub for community organizations, safety net partners, coalitions and collective impact groups, and other community and civic engagement activities. 



Service Categories
Human Services
Health Support
Alliances & Advocacy
Areas of Service
KS - Wyandotte County
Geographic Area Served Narrative Geographically, CHC serves the Wyandotte County population. Wyandotte County is a proud, diverse community with a shared “Dotte” identity rooted in resilience and resourcefulness. The diversity within our county provides unique perspectives on issues and creative solutions to challenges facing our communities. The priority population (those with the greatest barriers in accessing vital resources and poorest health outcomes per HEAT) reside east of I-635.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement CHC is committed to building connections and collective impact broadly, across industry and despite the competitive nature of the work, and deeply, to connect decision-makers with those who are the most impacted by these decisions. The health challenges faced by Wyandotte County residents are complex and solving the problem requires an entire community that is intentional in approach and in building upon a community-wide strategic lens. We are eager to build new relationships and building on current collaborations to maximize impact. We're all in for Wyandotte County and would love to connect with other entities in forging a healthier, vibrant community. 

CHC understands the value and important role CHW play on improving equity and decreasing disparities. CHC seeks to increase the number of CHWs serving Wyandotte County and to; have a robust CHW workforce that supports communities in need by addressing adverse social determinants of health, change the culture of care, empower community members to advocate for themselves, and to develop sustainable payment.

Population Served At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

A better educated and healthier community that can make informed decisions about their heath and health insurance options while navigating social services and health care successfully.

Long-Term Success

·       CHW initiative are key partners in the Kansas and KC Regional CHW Collaborative. Our role is deeply seated in the sustainability of CHW programs in Kansas and the KC region and supporting local clinics in the development and sustainability of their programs. 


Program Success Monitored By

Number of activities that aim to achieve goals.

Examples of Program Success

In conjunction with clinical partners, we developed and implemented chronic disease support models for hypertension, and developed of clinical TB practices that support patients inside and outside the walls of the clinic.


The Kansas Assisters Network (KAN) is a collaborative and coordinated effort of Wyandotte and Johnson County based health care providers, social services, and local government to perform outreach and assist with enrollment in assistance programs including: Marketplace, Medicaid, SNAP, TANF and childcare assistance.

Population Served At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Enroll all eligible residents to medical and social services assistance programs and connect to primary care.

Long-Term Success

A better educated and healthier community that can make informed decisions about their health and health insurance options while navigating social services and health care successfully.

Program Success Monitored By

·        Number of clients assisted

·        Number of clients enrolled in programs

·        Number of health literacy classes provided in the community 

·        Number of community partners

·        Number of coalition meetings and trainings

Examples of Program Success

·        Uninsured rate decreasing from 25% in 2013 to 16% in 2018

·        Partnering with Catholic Charities to present on health literacy to incoming refugee population

·        Co-chairing Cover KC Navigator committee

·        Expanded program to include both Wyandotte and Johnson County per the request of funders

·        Created many new, diverse partnerships with community organizations

·        Average 600 assistance appointments a year


Cradle Kansas City is CHC’s newest initiative. Cradle KC is a collective impact initiative created to address infant mortality in the Kansas City region through a combination of systems and community level efforts. Cradle KC collective is a gathering of public and private entities who work with families (maternal child health organizations, medical systems, education, housing, and transportation) to uplift the voice of the community. Our Goal at Cradle KC to ensure Kansas City Babies are the Healthiest Babies.

Population Served Families
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Examples of Program Success

Cradle Kansas City has successfully maintained a Collective membership of over 45 unique organizations including partners who are traditionally not involved in maternal and infant mortality work.

Description Over three years of intensive study, we uncovered massive opportunities in creating/sustaining health equity among a large section of our community. Historical property value discrimination (through redlining in the 1930’s) has snowballed over time into our neighborhoods suffering from inadequate housing, lack of access to adequate health care, and environmental health injustices. 
By identifying the factors that have created these problems, we can target the opportunity areas and begin repairing the damage. Wyandotte County is a proud community. 

Working together, we can help restore our homes, create awareness of health care solutions, and begin to work toward sustained improvement in our lives.

Our Community Action Board (HEAT CAB), partners, and key stakeholders are focused on increasing community and civic engagement, building capacity for human-centered design and community-based initiatives, and improving access to vital resources. 
Program Budget $300,000.00
Category Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Citizen Participation Programs
Population Served At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mrs. Donna Young
Former CEOs
Jerry Jones- Mar 2019
Paid Full-Time Staff 11
Paid Part-Time Staff 1
Paid Contractors 10
Volunteers 65
Retention Rate 95%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 6
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 10
Male 2
Not Specified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
CHC collaborates with multisector partners including (this list is not exhaustive); The University of Kansas Medical School, The University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Missouri Kansas City, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, BioNexus, NBC CDC, The Unified Government and the Wyandotte County Health Department, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Vibrant Health, Catholic Charites, El Centro, Historic Northeast-Midtown Association, REACH Foundation, Health Forward Foundation, Kansas Health Foundation, Wyandotte Inc, Wyandotte Health Foundation, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics... 
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Randy Callstrom
Company Affiliation Wyandotte, Inc.
Term Oct 2019 to Oct 2021
Board Members
Randy CallstromWyandotte, Inc.
Jason GrundstromUniversity of Kansas Health System
Cathy HardingWyandotte Health Foundation
Todd JordanUnited Way of Wyandotte County
Dr. Kelly KreislerUniversity of Kansas Medical Center
George NoonanDuchesne Clinic
Karen OrrProvidence Medical Center
Namish PatelSwope Health Services
Margo QuiriconiChildren's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Dr Mary RedmonKansas Medical Society and Medical Society of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 East Indian
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 73%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 0%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Sept 30, 2020
Projected Revenue $758,660
Projected Expenses $793,860
Form 990s
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$1,158,121$577,690$213,075
Administration Expense$38,219$49,310$0
Fundraising Expense$33,031$29,159$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.120.871.47
Program Expense/Total Expenses94%88%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,562,667$157,275$213,126
Current Assets$1,492,920$144,951$208,756
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$75,407$47,402$15,768
Total Net Assets$1,487,260$109,873$197,358
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities19.803.0613.24
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Other Documents
Organization Name Community Health Council of Wyandotte County Inc
Address 803 Armstrong Ave
Kansas City, KS 661012604
Primary Phone (913) 371-9298
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Donna Young
Board Chair Randy Callstrom
Board Chair Company Affiliation Wyandotte, Inc.
Year of Incorporation 2002