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Legislation #: 160602 Introduction Date: 8/11/2016
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS CANADY, JAMES, JR., WAGNER, REED, TAYLOR, JUSTUS, SHIELDS, MCMANUS, LOAR, LUCAS, FOWLER AND BARNES JR.
Title: Celebrating the Health Department winning the 2016 Local Health Department of the Year Award.

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8/10/2016 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/11/2016 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 160602

 

Celebrating the Health Department winning the 2016 Local Health Department of the Year Award.

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Health Department has improved the health of the community through operational excellence in public health, addressing health equity, and developing proven strategies to build and sustain permanent alliances with communities and partners; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Health Department focused on the root causes of health inequity in the social, political, and economic system; emphasizing action on the processes and structures that generate health inequity, rather than primarily remediating its consequences; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Health Department advocated on the successful passage of a state bill that removed the prohibition of providing SNAP (food stamp) benefits to former felons with drug related charges and worked with Community Creating Opportunity to directly engage over 1,500 individuals through the Raising of America documentary, where all individuals who attended made written commitments to support future initiatives to improve universal 3 and 4 year old quality public education; and

 

WHEREAS, initiatives to support the increase in life expectancy and reduce inequity of life expectancy between zip codes were written into the Kansas City 5 year Business Plan and Budget; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Health Department supported the campaign for Tobacco 21, the City ordinance that passed November 19, 2015, which raised the legal age to buy nicotine and vapor products from 18 to 21 and prohibited the use of vapor products in enclosed public areas; and

WHEREAS, the City Council passed the When Work Works ordinance, which provided 6-8 weeks of paid parental leave for all City employees. NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby celebrate the Health Department winning the 2016 Local Health Department of the Year Award; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the Health Department in recognition by the Mayor and Council for the Kansas City Health Department’s successful efforts and work.

 

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