Truman Medical Center Corporate Academy and Financial Literacy Program


In 2001, Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, MO, started a corporate academy.  This academy has helped students register for over 8,000 courses, from GED preparation classes to MBA degree courses.  Many of their employees and their families have graduated from high schools, from colleges and with masters’ degrees.  In 2009 Truman Medical Center began a Financial Literacy program to focus on the economic determinants of health. They partnered with U.S. Bank to locate a branch on-site at the hospital and thus provided access to banking and banking literacy to their patient population and employees. The U.S. Bank invested $400,000 into the program. As a result of the program, hundreds of employees and community members come into the hospital to use the bank, rather than using cash stores, and numerous loans have been made. To read more about this innovative program, see this brief summary. [link]