Regional Health Care Assessment


About the Report

Building on work done in the 2015 assessment, Mid-America Regional Council, on behalf of the REACH Healthcare Foundation, published an update in 2018. The 2015 report explored health data and trends in the 11-county REACH healthcare region. The latest update, published in 2018, shows changes and trends as follows:

The report focuses on two overlapping geographical areas: the REACH Healthcare Foundation's geographic service area, which includes Johnson, Wyandotte and Allen counties in Kansas and Jackson, Cass and Lafayette counties in Missouri, plus those portions of the city of Kansas City that are within Clay and Platte counties; and the MARC region, which includes Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri.

Throughout this website, “KC Metro region” refers to these 11 counties, unless otherwise specified. Some data refers to the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which covers 14 area counties. Counties with small populations, such as Allen County, are not included in some instances. Date ranges vary by source data. In all cases, the most current data available at the time of publication was used. For a list of data resources used for this website and report, visit our Resources page. For copies of previous reports, contact Marlene Nagel at

11 counties • 2,013,004 People

Data is the most current available as of September 2017.

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