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Resources: Kansas City

Agriculture & Farmers' Markets

  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs:
  • Healthy Harvest, from the Truman Medical Center (TMC) -- A produce market from April to October--Wednesdays on Hospital Hill and the second Tuesday of the month at TMC Lakewood. The Healthy Harvest Produce Market has provided fresh produce and other healthy foods to patients, employees and community residents since 2009. PDF flyer.
  • Missouri Farmers' Market Directory -- Missouri is home to more than 140 farmers' markets located in communities across the state providing a rich variety of homegrown fruits and vegetables as well as locally produced goods such as dairy,eggs and meats. You can search by county for a market near you.

Counseling & Family Services

  • UMKC Employee Assistance Program
    A confidential, professional service provided to all employees, their families, retirees and organizational work units. The EAP provides a variety of services to help employees influenced by a range of personal concerns, including emotional distress, family concerns, alcohol/substance abuse, legal problems, occupational health and more.
  • Mindfulness Practice Center
    Download a variety of meditations and relaxation practices from 3-30 minutes.
  • UMKC Counseling Center
    The UMKC Counseling Center offers a free initial confidential psychological consultation to UMKC faculty and staff for a wide range of personal and emotional concerns. We will explore concerns and resources for follow-up, both within the university and the community. If the follow up is at the Center, the fee is $20 per session.


Faculty & Staff Resources

  • Faculty Senate
  • The Faculty Senate is a group that formulates, recommends and assists with implementing policies concerning the educational and research operations of the campus and other matters affecting the welfare of the campus, the faculty and students.
  • Staff Council
  • Staff Council is a group that represents the staff and its needs to University administration.
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Human Resources
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Training & Development
    The UMKC Training & Development team offers employee learning and development opportunities, customized training, supervisory and organizational development.  All sessions are typically offered 2-4 times per year and all are free of charge.

Walking Trail Maps

Wellness Resources  

  • Clean Commute Program
    UMKC Clean Commute encourages students and faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City to ride bikes to campus through the semester-long loan of bikes from our on-campus facility. Any UMKC faculty or staff member may visit the Hub to get a non-loner bike repaired, volunteer, or learn more about alternative transportation options around Kansas City.
  • Kansas City, MO Health Department
    Online services regarding health services and education and news releases.
  • Kansas City Parks and Recreation
    Find out more about Kansas City parks, recreation, community centers and activities.
  • Kansas City Regional Arthritis Center
    Provides arthritis physical activity and self management programs.
  • Swinney Recreation Center
    As a Student Affairs agency, Swinney Recreation Center meets the ever-changing needs and interests of students and the campus community by providing programs, services and facilities that are comprehensive, inclusive and unsurpassed in quality. Swinney Recreation centers at Volker Campus and Hospital Hill are open to all UMKC faculty and staff for a minimal monthly fee.
  • YMCA of Greater Kansas City
    Providing a wide variety of programs and services designed to enhance the overall spiritual, physical, and mental well-being of our entire community.  There are 19 YMCAs located in the Kansas City metro area.  **Special pricing for UMKC employees via Corporate Wellness Partnerships.