Early literacy program celebrates 10th anniversary

Turn a Page, Touch a Mind, the statewide early literacy program managed by the Kansas Pediatric Foundation, has reached its 10th anniversary. During its time in existence, this program, supported by the Kansas Health Foundation and generous donors throughout the state, has provided more than 500,000 books to Kansas families. More information about the anniversary of TAP-TAM can be found by viewing this video or reading the official news release.

New analysis defines severity of tobacco use among those with mental illness

A new report by RTI International and funded by the Kansas Health Foundation confirmed the smoking rate among Kansas adults with mental illness is more than twice the smoking rate among adults without mental illness. To view the full report and the official news release about the study, please visit our page discussing the connection between tobacco and mental illness.

KHF Releases Latest Annual Report

The Kansas Health Foundation's 2013 annual report is now online. In this report, readers can view a detailed list of every grant approved by the Foundation during 2013, and through balance sheets and charts, see an in-depth picture of the Foundation's financials. View Report

KHF awards nearly $2 million in healthy living grants

In continuing its efforts to support healthy living among Kansans, the Kansas Health Foundation has awarded a total of nearly $2 million in grants to 22 organizations working to improve healthy eating, active living and tobacco prevention in the state. To learn more about the grant program and see a full list of recipients, please view the official news release.

Spring Recognition Grant Recipients Announced

Through the spring 2014 cycle of KHF Recognition Grants, approximately $1.2 million will be provided to support 66 organizations doing innovative and meaningful work to make Kansas a healthier place. To see a complete list of recipients, please view the official news release. Further details about each funded grant can be found here.

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