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Guiding Principles

The Board of Directors set forth the following core values of the Kansas Health Foundation:

We care about the health of all Kansans.

We believe in taking a proactive approach to grantmaking and that promoting systemic change through population-based approaches is the most effective strategy for improving health.

We seek to maintain an environment and atmosphere of diversity and inclusion—in governance, staff and partners. We honor the diverse needs, strengths, voices and backgrounds of all individuals in our state.

We will be good stewards of the resources in which we have been entrusted to address issues today, and to benefit generations to come. We are committed to the highest ethical standards in governance, administration and grantmaking.

We pledge to be open and honest. We will highlight our successes, failures and lessons learned.

We realize we will be successful in meeting our mission when we listen to and build solid partnerships across sectors.

We understand that communities are best positioned to identify and respond to their unique health needs and believe in building community capacity and resources to address those needs.

We support and participate in activities that inform and advance effective health policy.

We vow to lead by example and model the policies, practices and programs we support.

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