New Report Shows Kansas Fell From 8th to 27th Healthiest State Since 1991

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.

Team up for Kansas Kids

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.

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

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.

KHF funds 41 projects through fall Recognition Grant cycle

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.

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KHF is seeking a communication officer to assist with leadership visibility, media relations and marketing strategies. Please see the full job description for complete details and how to apply.

Supporting Tobacco-Free Campuses

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