WICHITA, KAN. – Ten organizations from across the state have received grant funding from the Kansas Health Foundation for support in building their capacity to focus on issues related to health disparities.
Grantees will work to build long-term partnerships with one another and KHF anchored in strategic alignment to strengthen the health equity movement in Kansas. Health equity is often referred to as “the highest level of health for all people,” and achieving equity often requires addressing health disparities related to social and economic factors, including poverty, race/gender, education level and where people live.
“We’re confident these organizations will work together and with constituencies throughout the state to implement advocacy strategies that promote health equity,” said Steve Coen, President and CEO of the Kansas Health Foundation. “Whether they are working at the policy level or the grassroots level, it’s a pleasure to partner with these groups to increase capacity and work together to reduce health disparities.”
Each of the ten grantee organizations will receive approximately $100,000 in the first year of the grant, with the option to apply for up to $100,000 in additional funding each of the next two years. Organizations receiving funding are:
The Kansas Health Foundation is based in Wichita, but statewide in its focus. With a mission to improve the health of all Kansans, KHF envisions a culture in which every Kansan can make healthy choices where they live, work and play. To achieve this, KHF focuses its work in four impact areas: access to affordable health care, healthy behaviors, civic and community engagement and educational attainment. During our 30-year history, we have provided more than $500 million in grants to Kansas communities and organizations, and look forward to many more years of working toward our mission and vision.
Every month, our electronic newsletter, Health Happenings, features a story about a focus area, grant, partnership or program involving the Foundation.