Poverty On the Rise in Johnson County
Health Partnership Clinic’s Amanda Lowe, President & CEO, participated in the Human Services Summit on June 14, 2011. The summit, hosted by United Community Services of Johnson County , examined the causes and effects of poverty and what might be done to aid the county’s increasing number of impoverished citizens. Suburban poverty in Johnson County has dramartically increased in recent years. Johnson County’s poverty rate experienced the greatest increased among the five metro area counties. The number of poor here was 150 percent higher in 2009 than it was in 2000. The current number of those in poverty in Johnson County is 38,000.
Services Provided include*:
- Acute care
- Chronic disease management
- Specialty care including dermatology, gynecology, urology, chiropractics, orthopedics, pulmonology, allergy/asthma, internal medicine, cardiology, otolaryngology (ENT), rheumatology
- Women’s Health
- Pharmaceutical services
- Acute restorative dental care
*HPC does not provide OB care, STD tests or immunizations.
For these services contact the Johnson County Health Department, (913)826-1200
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The Clinic offers services at two sites: Overland Park and Olathe. Medical services are provided at the Overland Park clinic and medical and dental services are offered at the Olathe clinic.
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As a volunteer you have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the low income, uninsured of Johnson County. In ’09 volunteer doctors, nurses & clerical workers provided 5400+ hours of service!