The Kansas City Healthcare Communicators Society (KCHCS) is dedicated to assisting communicators who work in or have an interest in the health care field continue their professional development by increasing their understanding of the industry and their role in it.

In today's highly competitive and fast-changing health care world, KCHCS provides members with a unique opportunity to collaborate with their peers throughout the Greater Kansas City area.

Benefits include educational programs that are offered to members through luncheon or breakfast meetings, as well as at an annual half-day seminar. While topics often focus on the communicator's role in a changing health care industry, programs also include more general marketing and communications topics. In addition, KCHCS offers unique networking opportunities through social activities.

For more information contact 2014 KCHCS president Denise Rector at (816) 559-9377; or KHA liason Cindy Samuelson or MHA liason Beth Morell.

KCHCS Is Accepting Membership
      Applications for 2014

Download the KCHCS 2014 Membership Application and share it with others you think would be interested. Our membership dues are $50 for a year's membership. We are looking forward to a great 2014!

Register Online Today to Attend the Aug. 20 KCHCS Meeting

Register online today to attend the next KCHCS meeting on Aug. 20 at Brio. We have a great session lined up, and we look forward to seeing you there. As a reminder, you are encouraged to bring a friend or colleague to any of our meetings who may be interested in joining KCHCS - their first meeting is free! When you RSVP, please designate who is a guest.

Patient Engagement - How to Empower Patients to Take Control of Their Health

Speaker: Christy Evers, RN, BSN, health coach in disease management at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City

Encouraging anyone to stop what they are doing and go another direction is always a challenge. This program will include an interactive discussion to explore techniques anyone can use to encourage others to take control of their health. Assessing readiness to change, motivational interviewing and other techniques to encourage positive changes, educational resources, as well as the beloved "sitting on a fence" will be explored.

Speaker Bio
Christy Evers, RN, BSN, has been a health coach in disease management at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City for seven years. She works telephonically with people who have ongoing conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, heart failure, COPD, asthma, hypertension and the metabolic syndrome. She evaluates their readiness to change. She encourages them to take control of their own health through several techniques, including motivational interviewing and goal setting.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
11:30 a.m. Networking and Lunch
Noon presentation

Brio Tuscan Grill on the Country Club Plaza
502 Nichols Road
Kansas City, MO 64112
Directions to Brio

Additional Upcoming KCHCS Events

Fall Conference
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 29, 2014

Stay tuned for more information!

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For more information on the New CEO Orientation, contact Susan Cunningham at (785) 233-7436 or scunningham@kha-net.org.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Tish Hollingsworth or Dee Lewis at (785) 233-7436.
For more information regarding the Critical Issues Summit, contact the KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436 or dwills@kha-net.org.
For more information regarding the KHERF Board Meeting, contact Susan Cunningham at (785) 233-7436 or scunningham@kha-net.org.