The Kansas Civic Health Index, a new report developed in partnership between KHF and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), has been released. This analysis examines civic health in Kansas with a specific focus on civic engagement of Kansans with different levels of income, education and racial/ethnic backgrounds. To learn more and view the report, click here.
Registration is now open for the 2016 Kansas Health Foundation Symposium. With a theme of "Reshaping our Reality," a number of national experts will help us look at the current state of health in Kansas, and how we can work together to ensure better health in the future. Register here. Plan to join us!
Five organizations, representing geographic areas in Sedgwick, Wyandotte and Shawnee Counties, have received mini-grants through this KHF initiative to support efforts related to increasing voter participation during the upcoming election cycle. To learn more about these grantees, who will be supporting non-partisan voter engagement strategies, through the official news release.
Looking for ways to improve access to healthy foods, the middle and high schools in USD 445 Coffeyville began a Late Breakfast Program to allow students the opportunity for a grab-and-go breakfast option after their first class of the day. The combination of good food and convenience has led to participation beyond all expectations. To learn more about this program, please read the latest Health Happenings eNews.
In order to build a culture of health in Kansas, we must ensure every Kansans can make healthy choices where they live, work and play. To further these efforts, KHF has launched a new microsite to highlight many of our current healthy living initiatives, as well as to show how changes in policies, systems or environments can lead to better health, Check it out here.