News & Events

  • The Research Foundation Awards MSN in Nursing Education Scholarships

    Kansas City, Mo., February 6, 2015 - The Research Foundation supports local nurses interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education through annual scholarships.

  • ThinkFirst Encourages Students to Stay Safe During Prom and Graduation Season

    Kansas City, MO, April 9, 2015 – ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City is reaching out to high school students through assemblies and encouraging them to stay safe during prom season.

  • ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City Receives Tempe Humphrey Youth Safety Award

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City was recently awarded the Tempe Humphrey Youth Safety Award. The award was presented at the Missouri Coalition for Roadway safety Gateway to Saving Lives conference. The purpose of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety is to work to reduce Missouri’s traffic fatalities.

  • Rose Simone Receives Regional Award

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Rose Simone, Co-Director of ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City, has been selected to receive the Kansas City Region Arrive Alive Award for her work with the Destination Safe Coalition.

  • ThinkFirst Participates in 2014 Red Ribbon Week

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., – The Research Foundation’s ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City, an award-winning injury prevention program will participate in Red Ribbon Week. ThinkFirst will be presenting at eight middle and high schools in the Greater Kansas City area and also partnering with the Kansas Highway Patrol. The focus of these presentations will be to teach students the dangers of distracted driving and driving under the influence.

  • Shelby Feugate Joins ThinkFirst as Newest VIP Speaker

    Shelby Feugate is the newest VIP (Voices for Injury Prevention) speaker to join the ThinkFirst team. Shelby joined ThinkFirst in March and has already touched hundreds of lives with her story.

  • Roadwise - A Program For Young Drivers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo - RoadWise is a five and a half hour class emphasizing the importance of wearing a seat belt, making good decisions behind the wheel, and not driving distracted. The class is scheduled for Friday, June 13, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City Has Record Setting Year Reaching Over 40,000 Area Students

    Kansas City, Mo - ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City, a program of The Research Foundation, educated 40,715 students through 143 school assemblies and educational programs during the 2012-2013 academic year. In its 26 years of serving Kansas City's youth, this was the first year ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City reached over 40,000 local students in grades K-12.

  • Monetary Scholarships for MSN Nursing Education Students Available

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., December 13, 2012 - For the 6th consecutive year, The Research Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from students pursuing their MSN in Nursing Education. Awarded up to ten students annually, the Nursing Education Scholarship provides a maximum amount of $2,500 per year for a total amount of $5,000 to be applied for tuition payment. The period of one year is defined as beginning in the fall, continuing through spring and summer.

  • 24th Annual Research Golf Classic & Auction Scheduled for Monday, August 19th

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 17, 2013 – The Research Foundation is hosting the 24th Annual Research Golf Classic and Auction on Monday, August 19th at Blue Hills Country Club. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., golfers will enjoy an 18-hole, four-person scramble with a shotgun start. Immediately following the Golf Classic, golfers are invited to attend a cocktail reception, food buffet, and awards ceremony.

  • 7th Annual Community Block Party & Health Fair Scheduled for Saturday, April 27th

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 17, 2013 - On Saturday, April 27th, The Research Foundation will host the 7th Annual Community Block Party & Health Fair on the west parking lot of Research Medical Center located at 2316 E. Meyer Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. From 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., this free health and wellness outreach event will feature more than 90 health-related exhibitor booths, free health screenings, half-mile and one-mile "Fun Walk," children's activity area and local entertainment to event attendants.

  • ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

  • Harmon Diabetes Center Observes American Diabetes Month

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 19, 2012 – Harmon Diabetes Center, a program of The Research Foundation, is participating in diabetes awareness during American Diabetes Month. Throughout November, Harmon Diabetes Center seeks to educate area residents on the symptoms of diabetes as well as how to effectively cope and live with this disease.

  • Young Traffic Offenders Program Receives Regional Show-Me Safety Award

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 1, 2012 - During Missouri’s Blueprint to Save More Lives 2012 Conference, The Research Foundation’s Young Traffic Offenders Program received the Kansas City Regional Show-Me Safety Award from Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety and AAA. Accepting this award on behalf of the Young Traffic Offenders Program was The Research Foundation President Cynthia Randazzo and Director of Development Rose Simone.

  • 25 Years Later, Harmon Diabetes Center Still Serving Community

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 1, 2012 – This year marks the 25th anniversary of Harmon Diabetes Center, one of the first diabetes education programs established in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Since opening its doors in 1987, Harmon Diabetes Center has held a long track record of successfully teaching patients how to control and live with diabetes through its classes instructed by Certified Diabetes Educators.

  • ThinkFirst celebrates 25th anniversary of serving community's youth

    Marking the 25th anniversary of ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City, recently Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo and members of the City Council of Kansas City presented both ThinkFirst and The Research Foundation with a resolution of appreciation for their service in delivering outstanding traumatic injury prevention and traffic safety programs to the community’s youth.

  • Sherwood Middle School makes donation to ThinkFirst

    The National Junior Honor Society at Sherwood Middle School held its first Rock-A-Thon on February 10 to raise money for local organizations. After taking in more than $2,300 in donations, they chose The Research Foundation’s ThinkFirst injury prevention program as one of two recipients, giving $1,725 after watching the moving and powerful assembly earlier in the school year.

  • The Research Foundation announces funding for MSN education scholarships

    The Research Foundation has announced it is funding master’s of science in nursing (MSN) education scholarships to enhance the recruitment and retention of master’s prepared nurse educators.

  • ThinkFirst stresses road-safety awareness during holidays

    With a rash of area fatality automobile accidents recently, the large number of drivers that take to the road over the holiday season and the addition of unpredictable winter weather, people should be aware of the dangers that lurk before getting behind the wheel.

  • ThinkFirst observes Red Ribbon Week

    As a way to bring the message of safety to thousands of school-age children across the metro, The Research Foundation’s ThinkFirst injury prevention program observed Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24-28 with assemblies throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area.

  • Cass County Dental Clinic hosts open house

    The Cass County Dental Clinic and Research Belton Foundation hosted a grand opening celebration for invited guests. In addition, the clinic partnered with the Belton Chamber of Commerce to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony, officially welcoming the organization to the community.

  • ThinkFirst wins People Saving People Award

    ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City received the People Saving People Award from the Kansas Department of Transportation for the impact it has made educating young people about safety belt usage and safe driving practices in the hopes of preventing them from suffering a traumatic injury, or worse, as the result of a motor-vehicle crash.

  • Young Traffic Offenders Program Featured on KCTV-5

    Carolyn Long of KCTV 5 features The Research Foundation's Young Traffic Offender's Program.

  • More than $100K awarded in nursing scholarships

    During the 2011 school year, The Research Foundation awarded in excess of $100,000 in nursing scholarships to more than 50 student applicants.

  • ThinkFirst Receives Proclamation from Missouri Governor

    ThinkFirst Missouri received a congratulatory proclamation from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon during a special presentation on June 23, 2010 in the Governor’s Office at the State Capitol in Jefferson City. Governor Nixon honored ThinkFirst for conducting outstanding injury prevention and traffic safety programs in Missouri for 30 years.

  • Healthy Cass Award is Presented to Research Belton Foundation

    The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) is pleased to announce the Research Belton Foundation/Cass County Oral Health Coalition as the first recipient of the Healthy Cass Award.

  • Think First 2008 Chapter of the Year

    ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City, a program of The Research Foundation, was honored in April as the 2008 Chapter of the Year by the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation.