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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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Recognition Grants

Recognition Grants expand the Kansas Health Foundation’s support to a broad range of organizations throughout the state. While the majority of the Foundation’s funding is through invited proposals, the Recognition Grants program is designed to fund unsolicited requests.

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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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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 contributes $50,000 to Eureka tornado relief 

The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) made a $50,000 contribution to the Emporia Community Foundation to help provide aid to the victims affected by the Eureka tornado July 7.

July 22, 2016

Zukovich named KHF Vice President for Communication 

Kristi Zukovich joined the Kansas Health Foundation as Vice President for Communications on June 27.

July 5, 2016

Know Your Worth Women’s Leadership Conference

October 21, 2016

Kansas Leadership Center

The purpose of the Know Your Worth Women’s Leadership Conference is to provide a day and place for women of diverse backgrounds and career paths to network and learn from one another. Our vision is to create a culture of empowerment among the women in Kansas. Join us on Friday, Oct. 21 for this important event.

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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.