Improving
The Health
Of All Kansans

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KHF is committed to our mission of improving the health of all Kansans. Every day we seek to make progress in five key impact areas (access to care, physical activity, healthy food access, civic engagement and tobacco use). Throughout this section, we provide details of how we’re trying to make these impacts, including through two primary program areas: Health Equity and Civic Health.

Health Equity

Tremendous differences in health outcomes still exist for many groups and communities. KHF is working to reduce health disparities related to social and economic factors.

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Civic Health

Civic health is a measure of the well-being of a community, state, or nation. KHF is working to engage Kansans to improve the health of our state.

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Healthy Community Initiative: Improving Health Equity in Kansas Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Healthy Community Initiative: Improving Health Equity in Kansas Request for Proposal (RFP), seeks to support cities, towns, counties, or regions in Kansas to engage in advocacy efforts that will improve the health of people in Kansas experiencing poor health outcomes.

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Impact and Capacity Grants

The Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative replaces the Recognition Grant Program, to fund efforts that align with the KHF goal of reducing health disparities.

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Van Hersh named KHF VP for Programs 

Deanna Van Hersh has been promoted to the title of vice president for programs at the Kansas Health Foundation.

March 21, 2017

KHF awards recognition grants to support 48 community health efforts 

Through its fall 2016 cycle of Recognition Grants, the Kansas Health Foundation has provided more than $900,000 in grants to help organizations across the state accomplish 48 projects to help improve the health of Kansans.

December 5, 2016

KHF awards funding for health equity initiatives 

Ten organizations from across the state have received grant funding from the Kansas Health Foundation for support in building their capacity to focus on issues related to health disparities.

November 17, 2016

Kansas Health Foundation Learning Conference

April 6, 2017 - April 7, 2017

Every two years, the Kansas Health Foundation invites recognition grant recipients and applicants to attend a conference designed just for them. Not only is it a time of celebration and acknowledgment of their efforts, it also provides an opportunity to help connect awardees with helpful information and resources. The 2017 Kansas Health Foundation Learning conference will be held April 6 and 7, for previous 2015 and 2016 recognition grant recipients and applicants. Registration is open and space is currently available for other KHF applicants and grantees, on a first come first serve basis, to be able to attend the conference.

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America’s Health Rankings 

For 27 years, America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report has served as the nation’s source for trends in nationwide public health and state-by-state rankings.

March 13, 2017

Kids Count Data Center 

A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT is the premier source for data on child and family well-being in the United States.

March 13, 2017

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Every month, our electronic newsletter, Health Happenings, features a story about a focus area, grant, partnership or program involving the Foundation.