Score 1 for Health

KCU's Score 1 for Health is a preventive health program that provides free, in-school health screenings for elementary-aged children in the greatest need, including urban core and low-income families from under-resourced neighborhoods.

The Score 1 for Health program is part of KCU's COM students' clinical education curriculum on both campuses - Joplin and Kansas City. As an osteopathic medical student at KCU, you’ll gain valuable clinical experience in pediatric health assessment while providing an important community service.

Parents value partnering with Score 1 for Health to improve their children's health.

Score 1 for Health's screening partners and sponsors are committed to the Score 1 for Health goal: healthier families make healthier communities.

Community Resource Guides

To assist with the maintenance of your family's good health, we offer helpful resource guides about local medical, dental, vision and other basic health care services in Greater Kansas City and Joplin. 

Score 1 Program History

A little more than 2 1/2 decades ago, two outstanding and compassionate Kansas City leaders crossed paths, sparking magic in the delivery of health care for underserved youth. Their meeting resulted in the creation of Score 1 for Health, KCU’s preventive health program for elementary school children. Since its inception, Score 1 has impacted hundreds of thousands of urban Kansas City children and their families. Deron Cherry has continued his support for Score 1 to this day, and KCU is thankful for his efforts! Read more about the origins of Score 1 in the Spring 2019 KCU Magazine.

Make a Gift

Make a positive impact on the health of our Kansas City and Joplin kids with a tax-deductible donation. Give online or mail your donation to KCU. Please make checks payable to Score 1 for Health.