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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KHF Healthy Living Grants Initiative

The Healthy Living Grants Initiative will use a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to fund up to ten nonprofit and government organizations to implement interventions focused on achieving improvements for at-risk populations within four of KHF’s focus areas.

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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 invests nearly $5 million for healthier Kansas communities 

Eighteen (18) Kansas communities will be receiving a total of nearly $5 million in funding through the Healthy Communities Initiative: Improving Health Equity in Kansas.

June 5, 2017

Van Hersh named KHF VP for Programs 

Deanna Van Hersh has been promoted to the title of vice president for programs at the Kansas Health Foundation.

March 21, 2017

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

Kansas Health Foundation Symposium – 2018 (Save the Date)

June 7, 2018 - June 8, 2018

Wichita, Kan.

Save the Date of June 7-8, 2018, for the third Kansas Health Foundation Symposium. Past Symposiums have included nationally known speakers and dynamic discussions as we seek to convene interested and active Kansans to discuss how to make KHF’s work more impactful and how to tackle some of the major health issues facing Kansas.

Annual Report 2016 

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.

April 25, 2017

America’s Health Rankings 

For 27 years, America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report has served as the nation’s source for trends in nationwide public health and state-by-state rankings.

March 13, 2017

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