Cass Community Health Foundation
2316 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City MO 64132
Cass County Dental Clinic is the first and only full-time safety net dental clinic serving low income uninsured children and teens in Cass County and those insured by Medicaid.


Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 276-4218
Fax 816- 276-4928
Mission Statement
The mission of Cass Community Health Foundation is to empower the community through improved health.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Cynthia A. Randazzo
Board Chair Dr. Kenneth E. Southwick Ed. D.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Shawnee Mission School District
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1984
Former Names
Research Belton Foundation
Research Belton Hospital Foundation
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Donations can be sent by check or credit card.  They can also be made on our website www.casscommunityhealth.org.  
 
Many in-kind donations are needed for our Cass County Dental Clinic.  Items needed include toothbrushes, trial size toothpaste, floss, gauze, non-latex gloves, masks, office supplies, paper towels, and stickers/prizes to give children at appointments.
 
We have several ways that volunteers can get involved.  We conduct dental screenings throughout the year in every school district in Cass County and also the Grandview School District.  We utilize over 100 volunteers for these screenings including dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and other community volunteers.
 
We coordinate an annual community-wide 5K for Health in Belton, Missouri the first Saturday in May.  Volunteers are needed to help with day of event set-up and clean-up as well as volunteers to help plan the event. Meetings begin in January.      
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement The mission of Cass Community Health Foundation is to empower the community through improved health.
Background Statement
Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF) was established as a hospital-based Foundation in 1985.  In 2003, the hospital sold to a for-profit health care company and our organization became an independent non-profit serving children and teens in Cass County. The Foundation’s focus is to manage dental and scholarship programs that serve community youth in Cass County, Missouri. We opened our Cass County Dental Clinic in 2011 in Belton. The Clinic provides oral health services to Medicaid and low-income uninsured children in Cass County, Missouri and the surrounding communities that do not have access to dental care required for optimal oral health. A second site was opened in Harrisonville in 2015 to serve southern Cass County.   
Impact Statement
Our organization has enjoyed many successes in the past year. Of particular note are the following: 
 
2017-18 ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
  • During 2017, our Cass County Dental Clinic treated 3,516 children through 6,897 dental visits at both the Belton & Harrisonville locations combined.
  • During the 2017-2018 academic year, we screened 4,774 children in the Belton, Raymore-Peculiar, Harrisonville, Grandview, Archie, Midway, Drexel, East Lynne, Pleasant Hill, and Strasburg School Districts and applied fluoride varnish to 2,617 children. A total of 1,049 children were identified as needing additional dental care.
  • During 2018, Cass Community Health Foundation awarded scholarships to 25 students pursuing a nursing or healthcare career from restricted funds designated by donors.

 GOALS FOR 2019: 

  • To treat 3,550 children and adolescents during 2019 through 6,962 dental visits at the clinics in Belton and Harrisonville combined.
  • To screen approximately 5,000 children during the 2018-2019 academic year and to apply fluoride varnish to at least 1,500 children.  Those needing further care who have Medicaid or are low income uninsured will receive care at our Clinic.
  • To continue to raise funds to support the operation of the Cass County Dental Clinic.
  • To continue to award scholarships for students pursuing nursing and other healthcare careers.
Needs Statement

The Foundation's key community program is Cass County Dental Clinic. Cass County Dental Clinic is the first and only safety net dental clinic serving children in Cass County, Missouri. Cass County Dental Clinic serves those children and teens insured by Missouri Medicaid and uninsured low income children. Continued support from the community is necessary to operate the clinic. Medicaid provides limited reimbursement for dental services and 97% of our patients are insured by Medicaid. Charitable support is necessary to meet the high demand for dental care services in Cass County. 

Top Pressing Needs:
  • Funding to support the continued operation of our safety net dental clinics in Belton and Harrisonville
  • To attract, develop and retain the highest quality people to provide dental care to the children and teens we serve
  • Working with safety net patient population to be more compliant with showing up for scheduled appointments; working to reduce failed appointments by patients in order to provide greater access - Goal is to reduce to less than 15%
  • Volunteers to help plan and execute our 2019 5K for Health.
  • Volunteers are needed to conduct dental screenings, which will take place during the 2018-2019 academic year in every district in Cass County and the Grandview School District in southern Jackson County.
Service Categories
Public Health
Scholarships & Student Financial Aid
Areas of Service
MO
MO - Cass County
MO - Jackson County
Geographic Area Served Narrative Our Cass County Dental Clinic serves youth ages 0 to 20 primarily from Cass County and southern Jackson County.  We do have some additional patients who travel to the clinic for services from outlying counties that have no access to dental care. 
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement As the former superintendent of the Belton School District for many years, I have dedicated much of my professional career to young people in the community.  It is gratifying for me to lead an organization that is completely dedicated to the youth of Cass County.  Our programs enrich the community by providing preventive and urgent dental care to underserved children.
Programs
Description
In July of 2011, Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF) opened the Cass County Dental Clinic, a free-standing clinic for Medicaid and low income uninsured children at 802 E. Walnut in Belton, Missouri.  The Cass County Dental Clinic is the first and only safety net dental clinic in Cass County, Missouri.  In July of 2015, CCHF increased access for those in the central and southern parts of the county by opening a second location in Harrisonville at 103 Oriole Street. During 2017, 3,516 children were seen through 6,897 dental visits at both locations combined.  The Clinic is open full-time in Belton and two days per week in Harrisonville and is staffed by two dentists, a hygienist, four dental assistants, two front desk coordinators, a care coordinator and a practice manager.
Program Budget 923020
Category Health Care, General/Other Dental Health Care
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

We define short-term success as follows:

  • Number of children served
  • Number of dental encounters
  • 75% will complete treatment plan within 12 months of the initial exam
  • 80% will complete sealant placement within 6 months of exam
  • 90% or more will indicate satisfaction with the child's individual experience of better health
  • Increase awareness of the importance of good oral hygiene
Long-Term Success
We define long-term success as follows:
  • Reduced dental caries
  • Reduced dental care costs overall resulting from, preventive measures and reduced dental caries
  • Improved overall health
  • Decreased time spent out of school for dental-related illness
  • Continued sustainability and partnerships
Program Success Monitored By
Our program success is monitored by:
  • Data is captured by utilizing the Clinic's dental software program called Eaglesoft
  • Every 10th patient is asked to complete a survey and patient survey results are tabulated monthly and recorded in a spreadsheet
Examples of Program Success
Here are examples of program success:
  • During the first nine months of 2018, 3,178 children were seen compared to 3,38 seen during the first nine months of 2017
  • During the first nine months of 2018, 5,279 dental visits compared to 5,244 dental visits during the first nine months of 2017
  • During the first nine months of 2018, we completed treatment plans on 773 patient or 82.76% completion rate compared to 787 patients or 82.49% during the first nine months of 2017
  • During the first nine months of 2018. we provided sealants on 94.73% of patients recommended for sealants compared to 90.79% of patients recommended for sealants during the first nine months of 2017  
  • During the first nine months of 2018, patient satisfaction was 97.25% compared to 97.75% in the first nine months of 2017
Description Cass Community Health Foundation and Cass County Dental Clinic annually conducts open-mouth surveys of approximately 5,000 children in Cass County through school-based dental screenings held throughout the academic year. Those children identified as needing dental services that are Medicaid or low income uninsured are then referred to our Clinic for treatment.
Program Budget 77897
Category Health Care, General/Other Dental Health Care
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
The short term success of the program is measured by the number of children and teens who are screened, educated and receive fluoride varnish. Fluoride varnish is an evidence-based method for preventing tooth decay.  
 
In 2016-2017 screenings, we provided 1,639 varnish applications or 49.20% of children screened received a fluoride varnish application.
 
In 2017-2018, we provided 2,617 varnish applications or 63.37% of children screened received a fluoride varnish application. 
 
The fluoride varnish applications require a written parental consent for us to administer at the screenings. These numbers only include school districts where we are permitted to obtain parental consent.
Long-Term Success
We are working to reduce the percentage of children and teens who are identified as needing care (within 3 months) or needing urgent care (immediately) through these screenings as we continue to add additional grades at each of the schools.  This allows us to continue to screen and educate these children more than just one time.  During the 2016-2017 screenings, 2.3% were identified as needing urgent care. This reduced to 1.3% needing urgent care during the 2017-2018 screenings.  
 
Program Success Monitored By We keep track of several stats for our screenings each year including:  number & grades of children screened in each district/at each school, # of children who receive permission for fluoride varnish treatment, # of children identified as needing early dental care, # of children identified as needing urgent dental care.  We work with school nurses to identify those children that are low-income uninsured or those insured by Missouri Medicaid so we may become their dental home and provide the preventive and urgent dental services through our Cass County Dental Clinic.  To help us know what is working and what is not working, we organize and send an online anonymous surveys to all school nurses and screening volunteers to assess the efficiency and overall success of the screenings.
Examples of Program Success
Since the screening program began in 2010, the number of districts served,  number of children screened, and number receiving fluoride varnish has increased. 
 
2017-2018 - 4,774 screened (63.37% received fluoride varnish)
2016-2017 - 3,953 screened (49.20% received fluoride varnish)
2015-2016 - 3,765 screened (42.87% received fluoride varnish)
2014-2015 - 2,739 screened (38.70% received fluoride varnish)
2013-2014 - 1,355 screened (42.14% received fluoride varnish)
Description
Cass Community Health Foundation awards scholarships each year to students pursuing a nursing or healthcare career. These scholarship awards are available through scholarship endowments established and funded by local community members. These funds are restricted to high school and college students from the local Cass community.
Program Budget $60,000
Category Education, General/Other Student Financial Aid
Population Served Adults, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
As a result of our scholarship program undergraduate nursing and healthcare students are able to focus more on completing their degree, which is quite rigorous, and less on their ability to pay for their education.
Long-Term Success
Long term success for this program is defined by an increase in the number of undergraduate nurses, physicians and allied health professionals that enter the healthcare profession.
Program Success Monitored By
Program success is measured by the number of young people from the local community who are pursuing healthcare careers.  In the coming years as the baby boomers generation prepares to retire, there will be an increased number of vacancies in various healthcare positions that will need to be filled by qualified, dedicated healthcare workers. 
Examples of Program Success
  • In 2018, Cass Community Health Foundation awarded scholarships to 25 students pursuing a nursing or healthcare career.
CEO Comments Our organization is committed to empowering the community through improved health.  We provide access to quality oral health services for low income uninsured children and teens and those insured by Missouri Medicaid through our Cass County Dental Clinic.  As the first and only full-time safety net dental clinic in Cass County, we have become the dental home for more than 3,500 underserved children and teens each year.  The need for access for oral health for underserved children in Cass County will continue to be greatly needed. Generating the necessary funds to operate the clinic is our greatest challenge.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Cynthia A. Randazzo
Term Start Jan 1990
Experience

Cynthia Randazzo has nearly 30 years of non-profit and fund raising experience including annual campaigns, major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation solicitation, and special events.  Her work in development includes prior experience at Research Medical Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 6
Paid Part-Time Staff 6
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 173
Retention Rate 64%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 4
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 11
Male 1
Not Specified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
We collaborate with several entities on our annual dental screenings.  They include:  the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, the Belton School District, the Raymore-Peculiar School District, the Grandview School District, the Harrisonville School District, the Archie School District, the Drexel School District, the Midway R-1 School District, the East Lynne School District, the Strasburg School District, the Pleasant Hill School District, Belton Headstart, and Harrisonville Headstart as well as local private dentists, hygienists, and hygiene students.  We also collaborate with UMKC Division of Dental Hygiene, Concord Dental Hygiene Program, Cass County Health Department, Hope Haven of Cass County, and the UMKC pre-Dental society.  We also partner with University of Missouri's-Extension's "Show Me Nutrition" program to educate students on oral health and to disburse information on CCDC (Jan-May & Aug-Dec 2019).
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Healthy Cass AwardHealthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City2010
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments We have committed dental staff members who make our patients feel welcome and provide outstanding dental care. At times, it is hard for our non-profit safety net clinic to compete with the salary and benefit packages that are offered by corporate dental groups and private dental practices or federally qualified health centers which also provide dental services. We work to strengthen office relationships and express gratitude towards the staff's ongoing commitment to the clinic and our mission.
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Kenneth Southwick Ed. D.
Company Affiliation Shawnee Mission School District
Term May 2018 to May 2019
Email drksouthwick@gmail.com
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Mr James Person
Company Affiliation Belton Police Department
Term May 2019 to May 2019
Email jperson@beltonpd.org
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Juan I. Alonzo Summit Pointe Financial Group
Dr. Hal C. Berger DDSCommunity volunteer
Mrs. Beverly J. Brewington Community Bank of Raymore
Mrs. Vanessa L. Hargrave Advantage Pressure Pro
Mrs. Sara S. Jones Belton School District
Mrs. Sandra L. Kessinger City of Grandview/Bank of Blue Valley
Mr. Jeff Kramer Archie R-V School District
Mr. Todd D. Krass Belton Regional Medical Center
Dr. Terry L. Myers DDSKeystone Dentistry
Mr. James R. Person Belton Police Department
Mrs. Cynthia A. Randazzo Cass Community Health Foundation
Dr. Kenneth E. Southwick Ed. D.Shawnee Mission School District
Mrs. Shauna L. Stephenson Community Bank of Raymore
Mrs. Michele L. Stidham Raymore-Peculiar School District
Dr. Albert F. Voelker Raymore-Peculiar School District
Mrs. Judy A. Williams Training Center Christian School
Mr. Kevin W. Wood Mayor of Harrisonville, Mo.
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 33%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Nominating
Board Development / Board Orientation
Finance
Program / Program Planning
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Executive
Investment
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Sarah Czech Cass County Health Department
Dawn Downes REACH Healthcare Foundation
Rhonda Griffin West Central Community Action Agency
Ann Hoffman State of Missouri, Dept. of Health & Senior Services
Sara Jones Belton School District
Terry Myers DDSKeystone Dentistry
Brianna Obermiller
Jim Person Belton Police Department
Amanda Prough Cass County Health Department
Jenny Reid Keystone Dentistry
Rob Tait DDSRob Tait, DDS
Marie Vallee
CEO Comments

Our Board of Directors includes local dentists, school district personnel, and longtime residents of the business community in Cass County, Missouri. Although our dental clinic staff reflects the patient demographics we serve (46% White persons not Hispanic, 18% Black or African American, 9% Asian, and 27% Hispanic), we have been challenged with recruiting similar ethnicity to our board. A plan has been developed to continue to work to expand our ethnicity.

Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $1,222,000
Projected Expenses $1,152,455
Endowment Value $1,113,830
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5
Form 990s
2017 CCHF 990
2016 CCHF 990
2015 CCHF 990
2014 CCHF 990
2013 CCHF 990
2012 CCHF 990
2011 RBF 990
2010 RBF 990
2009 RBF 990
2008 RBF 990
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line items may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,018,592$1,014,382$1,162,633
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified----$0
Individual Contributions------
----$0
$11,083$14,825$12,342
Investment Income, Net of Losses$419,219$185,188$362,392
Membership Dues----$0
Special Events$61,064$49,939$39,818
Revenue In-Kind----$0
Other----$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$842,709$870,299$729,511
Administration Expense$44,602$30,723$124,690
Fundraising Expense$24,462$17,635$15,546
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.661.381.81
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%95%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%2%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount $175,000Anonymous $154,353Anonymous $253,850
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount $50,000Anonymous $65,000Anonymous $147,804
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Anonymous $100,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments 97% of the patients we serve are insured by Missouri Medicaid with the remaining 3% being low-income and uninsured.  Very few private dentists in greater Kansas City accept Medicaid because of the low reimbursement rate. Medicaid reimbursement alone is not adequate to cover the costs to operate our safety net dental clinic serving over 3,500 children each year. Charitable contributions are needed for us to sustain the clinic and increase access.
Other Documents
Fall Newsletter2018View
Annual Report2017View
Organization Name Cass Community Health Foundation
Address 2316 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
Primary Phone (816) 276-4218
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Cynthia A. Randazzo
Board Chair Dr. Kenneth E. Southwick Ed. D.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Shawnee Mission School District
Year of Incorporation 1984
Former Names
Research Belton Foundation
Research Belton Hospital Foundation