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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Supporting Tobacco-Free Campuses

The Kansas Health Foundation is committed to improving the health of all Kansans, and one of our key focus areas is to promote healthy behaviors, which includes decreasing tobacco use and exposure.

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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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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

KHF Statement on Annual Insurance Report 

The following is a statement by KHF President and CEO Steve Coen regarding the information contained in the Kansas Health Institute’s Annual Insurance Update.

September 2, 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.

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State of Obesity Report 

For 13 years, the annual report, The State of Obesity (formerly F as in Fat) has raised awareness about the seriousness of the obesity epidemic, encouraged the creation of a national obesity prevention strategy and highlighted promising approaches for reversing the epidemic at the state and local level. In the most recent report, Kansas has the 7th highest obesity rate in the nation.

October 11, 2016

Kansas Civic Health Index 

The Kansas Civic Health Index provides a comprehensive, first-time look at civic and political engagement in Kansas.

May 5, 2016

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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.