Congratulations to Our Health Matters on 12 years of providing the Greater Kansas City community with essential health information. Ruth Ramsey and her team have worked tirelessly to produce a professional publication, which tracks treatment trends, supports lifestyle changes, and spotlights healthcare career options. From engaging covers to insightful articles to hard-won advertising, every page of the magazine reflects Ruth’s meticulous and caring nature. As part of my former responsibility for Blue KC’s Community Wellness Program, had the pleasure to work with Ruth on several important info-ads, including H1N1 flu vaccination awareness, maternal health promotion, and low-cost dental services availability. As an advertiser, I realize the hard work in getting advertising budgets approved to sponsor a portion of the publication costs. Despite the many challenges over the years, Ruth amazingly prevailed and thrived — a testimony to her fortitude and resilience and the publication’s value and significance. What is truly miraculous is that Ruth launched Our Health Matters in 2005 and sustained the magazine throughout the country’s economic downturn.
Wishing Ruth and her talented staff continued success in engaging and informing the community on important
health topics with each issue.