The Kansas Breastfeeding Initiative is a new effort, led by the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund (UMHMF) and Kansas Health Foundation (KHF), to fund organizations to implement CDC-Recommended Strategies to promote and support breastfeeding mothers and babies. To learn more about this new initiative, please click here.
KHF has launched a new effort, Team up for Kansas Kids, to facilitate positive collaboration between schools and families across the state and provide interactive wellness resources. To learn more about this effort, and take a pledge to help make schools in your community a healthier place, please visit the official Team Up website.
The annual America’s Health Rankings report today ranked Kansas the 27th healthiest state in the nation, falling from our peak at 8th healthiest in 1991. Kansas’ ranking dropped in 19 of the total 30 measures in the report and experienced a double-digit drop in rankings (falling behind 10+ states) in measures such as cancer deaths, children living in poverty, cardiovascular deaths and more. To learn more, view the official news release or watch the latest KHF Health Happenings video.
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.
Through its fall 2014 cycle of Recognition Grants, KHF has provided more than $750,000 in grants to help organizations across the state accomplish 41 projects that intend to improve the health and wellness of Kansans. To learn more, read the official news release, or view a listing that includes a brief description of each funded project. The information is also available through the KHF online grants database.