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Legislation #: 110367 Introduction Date: 5/12/2011
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/22/2011
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS CURLS, TAYLOR, WAGNER, MARCASON, FORD, SHARP, REED, GLOVER AND JAMES, JR.
Title: Congratulating Ruth Ramsey on the 6th anniversary of the magazine, “Our Health Matters”.

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5/11/2011 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/12/2011 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 110367

 

Congratulating Ruth Ramsey on the 6th anniversary of the magazine, “Our Health Matters”.

 

WHEREAS, in April 2005, Ruth Ramsey launched Our Health Matters, a free publication in Jackson County, Missouri; and

 

WHEREAS, Our Health Matters is a bi-monthly publication and is being recognized as a leading health magazine in metropolitan Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, Ruth Ramsey is the publisher of Our Health Matters and she identified a void in the community’s access to timely and culturally competent health information for racially and ethnically diverse populations; and

WHEREAS, Our Health Matters, with the support of a creative and dedicated staff and community partners, increases health literacy of individuals and families to help them understand how to prevent or manage chronic diseases to save lives; and

 

WHEREAS, Our Health Matters encourages communities to adopt healthy lifestyles and increase health literacy about such topics as diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, depression, healthy nutrition and lifestyles, how to recognize quality care, health careers, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, and breastfeeding, to name a few; and

 

WHEREAS, Our Health Matters distributes 12,000 free magazines through various venues including libraries, community centers, college campuses, drug stores, doctors’ offices, restaurants, and healthcare and social service agencies; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate Ruth Ramsey on the 6th anniversary of the magazine, “Our Health Matters”; 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 Ruth Ramsey, Lora Lea Locker, Teresa Gerard, John Bluford, and Ursula Copeland with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for providing this vital information to our community.

 

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