Get Involved

  • Score 1 for Health provides free, in-school screenings, preventative health education and resources for treatment. We focus on reaching children in the areas of greatest need, including urban-core, underprivileged and low income families. There are many ways you can get involved, whether you are a parent, school administrator, healthcare professional or an individual or business that wants to make a positive impact on the health of our Kansas City kids.

    Parents: For the Health of Your Child

    As a parent, you can impact your child's health in a positive way. Healthy eating habits and exercise are essential to your child's mental and physical development. In addition to free health screenings at your child's school, we also provide several resources for you, including referrals for low-cost vision and dental clinics, and guidelines for a healthier lifestyle.

    Questions about your child's screening results or the Score 1 for Health program? Visit out FAQ section, or call 816-654-7960. 

    Volunteers: The Heart of Score 1 is You

    Score 1 for Health volunteers directly impact the success of our program. Our volunteers include community members, KCU medical students and university/college students from more than 20 allied health schools. If you are a health professional or university/college student, please click here to learn more about your role in our program.

    Typically, Score 1 volunteers either help us prepare for screenings or participate at local schools on health screening days. Click here to see maps and directions to schools in your area. After receiving training, each volunteer is assigned a position at one of the six health screening stations. These health screenings may identify potential problems for many kids who don't have an opportunity for a regular health exam.

    If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email or call 816-654-7960.

    You can also visit our forms page to download a registration form. 

    Schools: Lifetime Lessons in Health

    Our program is focused on health promotion and disease prevention for elementary-aged children and built on the belief that optimal health and well-being enhances one's ability to learn, grow and develop creatively. Schools that host Score 1 screenings are making a lifelong impact on the health of their students.

    If your school is currently involved in Score 1 for Health and you have questions about the program, please visit our FAQ section.

    You can also email or call 816-654-7960. If you would like to request data about school results or download a preparation packet, please visit our forms section.

    NOTE: Due to the current capacity of our program, we are unable to accept any new schools into Score 1 for Health at this time. Please check back soon or contact us to find out more.   

    Health-care Partners Healing a Community

    Our health-care partners are university and college students that come from more than 20 allied health schools and multiple health sciences. Future physicians, dentists, nurses, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists and medical assistants are all given an opportunity to have clinical experience in pediatric health assessment.

    KCU utilizes its first and second year medical students to conduct the health screenings, so that students can gain valuable clinical experience, while providing this important community service.

    Typically, health science university/college students participate at local schools on screening days. Each volunteer is assigned a position at one of the six health screening stations. An in-service training is provided prior to screening day. For more information about Score 1, visit our FAQ section.

    If you are interested in partnering with Score 1 for Health, contact us at or 816-654-7960. You can also download a healthcare professional/partner orientation packet by visiting our forms section.