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Kansas City Magazine readers voted Planned Parenthood Great Plains as the “Best Civil & Human Rights Nonprofit” in the city and was runner-up for “Best Health Nonprofit”

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Planned Parenthood Great Plains received top honors in Kansas City Magazine’s annual reader’s choice awards, as Kansas citizens voted the organization as the 2020 “Best Civil & Human Rights Nonprofit” in the metro.

Also voted as the runner-up for the “Best Health Nonprofit,” Planned Parenthood Great Plains joins organizations like Children’s Mercy Hospital, KC Innocence Project, and Operation Breakthrough on this year’s list of winners and finalists.

Kansas City Magazine’s Best of KC is an annual tradition highlighting local businesses, nonprofits, and events. Members of the Kansas City community nominate and vote on winners for each category. 

“This year, Kansas City Magazine’s readers underscored that the work we do at Planned Parenthood Great Plains is important to our community,” said Brandon Hill, PhD, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Great Plains. “Thank you to everyone who voted for us, and who support us each and every day. We are humbled by this recognition. Our neighbors and friends in the Kansas City metro area and across our four-state region help us provide and protect essential sexual and reproductive health care to tens of thousands of patients every year.”

Planned Parenthood Great Plains operates four health centers in the Kansas City metro area: Comprehensive Health in Overland Park, Kan.; Patty Brous in Midtown Kansas City, Mo.; and health centers in Gladstone, Mo. and Independence, Mo. 

Across the metropolitan area, Planned Parenthood Great Plains provides essential sexual and reproductive health care, including services like cancer screenings; HIV and STI testing, prevention, and treatment; birth control; gender-affirming care; and abortion care. Recently, the organization also launched a telehealth program to increase accessibility during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a smartphone app that delivers contraception to patients’ front doors.

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Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) has provided access to sexual and reproductive health care to women, men, and families for 85 years. PPGP currently operates 10 health centers serving more than 75,000 individuals each year in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. PPGP provides community education in its major population centers and has an active public policy program in all four states.

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