Wellness: America Walks

America Walks is a national coalition of local advocacy groups dedicated to promoting walkable communities. Its members are autonomous grassroots organizations from across the country, each working to improve conditions for walking in their area.

The mission of America Walks is to foster the development of community-based pedestrian advocacy groups, to educate the public about the benefits of walking, and, when appropriate, to act as a collective voice for walking advocates.

To carry out their mission, they provide a support network for local pedestrian advocacy groups. They offer advice about how to get started and how to be effective with public officials and engineering and design professionals.

Currently there are walking groups in St. Louis and Columbia.

 

 


MO HealthNet for Kids

The Department of Social Services provides many services for Missouri children through the MO HealthNet for Kids (MHK) Program, the state’s healthcare program for children. Two divisions within the department, the Family Support Division and the MO HealthNet Division coordinate to provide these services.

Through the MO HealthNet for Kids program, children receive full, comprehensive coverage including primary, acute and preventative care, hospital care, dental and vision care as well as prescription coverage. Whether your child is currently enrolled in MO HealthNet for Kids or you’re interested in learning more about the program, this portal page has been created to help you find information from all three divisions including how to apply, who is eligible, what benefits are offered and how to find a doctor in your area.

To check for eligibility, cost, application procedures, availability of services, visit the Missouri Department of Social Services website. You may apply online, call 1-888-275-5908 (toll free), or visit your local Family Support Division office.


Mini-grants foster students’ interest in radio

The AARL Foundation, supporting amateur radio across the country, wants to improve access to amateur radio programs for youth. Mini-grants of up to $1,000 will be given to such projects as securing equipment for club stations, purchasing training materials, supporting service projects that bring favorable public exposure, and similar activities. Preference will be given to projects for which matching funds are raised locally.

For more information, visit the ARRL Foundation. There is no deadline.