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Our Approach - Our History - Our Promise - Our Team

Over almost 30 years, Spectrum Health Care has grown to be your one-stop resource and service provider for all of your health care needs. What started as a volunteer-run organization now employs over 15 staff and key contractors, with an average of 10 interns and volunteers at any given time. Your Health In Full Spectrum is more than a tagline, it is a way of addressing the many overlapping needs of our clients and patients.

Our Approach

Our approach stems from the desire to provide compassionate care to all our patients. We ensure that our processes and services are streamlined for the sake of efficiency and tailored to fit the needs of each individual patient. We treat all patients with respect and work with them to assess their specific needs – every step of the way.

We address the needs of each individual client and patient utilizing customized Gap Analysis tools for patients and clients to help in assessing needs that may be impacting the medical need for the visit. For example: if your transportation issues are limiting your ability to see your medical provider regularly, then we would work to find resources and referrals to reduce or eliminate that barrier. By utilizing a Gap Analysis, our staff can identify additional issues and barriers to our clients achieving better health; and then provide a road map for circumventing those barriers and addressing the health needs for their visit.

Spectrum also employs the Trauma Informed Care (TIC) approach, based on knowledge of the impact of trauma, aimed at ensuring environments and services are welcoming and engaging for service recipients and staff alike. Spectrum is undergoing training for its staff and will be a certified agency to employ the TIC approach in Fall 2020. “Trauma-informed care is a strengths based framework that is grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma, that emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both providers and survivors, and that creates opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.” (Hopper, Bassuk, & Olivet, 2010) For more information on TIC, visit Harvard Health Publishing.

Spectrum Health Care will always research and implement the most effective approaches to better serve our patients and clients. By doing this, we can ensure #BetterHealth for our clients, patients and community as a whole.


Our History

Spectrum Health Care was founded in 1992 (then Regional AIDS Interfaith Network "RAIN") by a group of socially concerned members of the United Methodist Church. With little assistance available for those who contracted the HIV/AIDS virus, our organization was focused on providing compassionate care to people who were dying of AIDS in Central Missouri. In the early years of the agency, services were completely overseen and implemented by volunteers. As the organization grew, an executive director and staff were hired. At the governance of Cheryl Smith, the agency began annual awareness-raising and fundraising events including the Salute to Life Walk, the RAIN RIDE, the annual Wine and Art Gala, and the annual World AIDS Day Observances (worldaidsday.org). It was during these formative years that the agency took root as the premier resource for managed care, testing and education. While services and needs have changed, these core resources continue today. Picture

Our Promise

At Spectrum Health Care, it is our promise to foster an environment of trust and inclusivity to all our patients. We promise to provide the best and most compassionate care in a culturally competent environment. We promise to adhere to our core Mission, Vision, and Purpose for this agency:

Our MISSION is to address health disparities and inequalities, to achieve optimal health outcomes for marginalized individuals and families through provision of comprehensive health education, counseling and testing, housing support, and high-quality primary care.

Our PURPOSE is to provide comprehensive health care services and access points to health care systems for marginalized groups, individuals, and/or communities.

Our VISION is to implement effective strategies that promote positive health outcomes through direct care, coordination of care, and education for those affected by or at risk for health issues.

Our Team

We are a team of passionate people, dedicated to providing support to those who might have otherwise been lost in the system. We strive to establish a community of trust and confidentiality between ourselves and our patients to ensure that they receive the best care possible.

Staff Members

Becky Acton

Interim Executive Director

Agency Administration

Kimberly Wright, BS

HOWPA Housing

Housing Specialist (North Central Region)

Julie Hanson, BS

HOWPA Housing

Housing Specialist (Southwest Region)

Board Members

Echo Menges


The Edina Sentinal

Leslie Adams, MBA

Board Member

Equipment Share

Nikki Cooper, CRA

Board Member

Veterans United

Angela Gentry

Board Member

Central Bank of Boone County

Charles McKee

Board Member

Veterans United

Stan Menges

Board Member

Community Member

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