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November 07, 2022

Leader and Advocate: Dr. April McNeill-Johnson

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KC CARE was founded by a group of volunteer dentists, doctors, and nurses. Today, we are proud to have healthcare professionals who serve as provider advisors and members on the KC CARE Health Center Board of Directors. 

One of our newest board members, Dr. April McNeill-Johnson, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Children’s Mercy Hospitals, where she recently completed her Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship.


“I am an advocate for quality care for all people, and my work has focused on highlighting the health disparities associated with incarcerated youth,” she says. “Ultimately, this underserved population is a part of our community and requires medical homes upon reentry that understand their unique health challenges and create safe spaces for them to 

receive wholistic and empathetic care. KC CARE works tirelessly to ensure that it builds clinics and services that the patient population I work with have such a medical home.”