We envision a culture in which every Kansan can make healthy choices where they live, work and play. We invest in ideas for healthier people and stronger communities. With Kansas data, we know that health outcomes are greatly affected by race, income, education level and geographic areas. This affects both individuals and families – as children from lower-income, racial/ethnic minority groups and certain zip codes experience lower health outcomes and educational challenges.
To realize its vision and mission, KHF invests in the following key program areas:
It is important for all Kansans to have access to health care, for help when they are sick, and to prevent or reduce the severity of disease and illness.Read More
KHF invests in programs and supports policy efforts that promote healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco use prevention.Read More
KHF recognizes individuals’ health and well-being are also influenced by where and how they live. And stronger communities also help improve the health of Kansans.Read More
Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) offers the Impact and Capacity Grants (ICG) Initiative Request for Proposals (RFP) funding mechanism to support mission-aligned organizations actively working within one or more of KHF’s four areas of focus. For more information about these grants, please contact Gina Hess at email@example.com or 316-262-7676.Learn More
The population of Kansas is growing more slowly than the population of the U.S. as a whole, and it is aging, becoming increasingly diverse and concentrating in urban areas, according to a new study released by the Kansas Health Foundation.
This year, 19 Kansans are being honored as Civic Health Heroes, as part of ongoing efforts by KHF to recognize individuals who make a difference in the lives of those around them.
Four rural Kansas communities have recently been awarded a total of $135,000 through the first round of the Kansas Health Foundation’s Kansas Healthy Food Initiative (KHFI).
The 2016 Kansas Health Foundation annual report includes information on the organization’s finances, grantmaking and people. We invite you to learn more about KHF.
Every month, our electronic newsletter, Health Happenings, features a story about a focus area, grant, partnership or program involving the Foundation.