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Reach Out and Read Program

Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Expansion

One Health Kansas

University of Kansas Master of
Public Health Degree Expansion

Kansas Action for Children (KAC) Support

Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition (TFKC) Capacity Building

Faith and Leadership Initiative

Dental Hubs and Spokes: Expanding Access to Oral Health Care in Kansas

Kansas Health Ethics

Kansas Health Care Collaborative

Governor’s Health and Human Service Fellows

Kansas Health Institute Underinsurance Study

2008 Major Initiatives
Tabacco Free Kansas Coalition
This grant will provide funds to the Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition (TFKC) to expand its capacity and better allow the organization to work effectively with communities across the state on tobacco prevention efforts. The organization’s mission involves reducing the prevalence of tobacco use and addiction and decreasing the negative health and economic impact of the use of these products. Research has shown that tobacco is the number one preventable cause of death, both nationally and in Kansas. Funds from this grant will allow TFKC to increase its level of technical assistance to communities as well as increase the number of youth tobacco prevention organizations in Kansas.

The Foundation has a long history of working with TFKC on tobacco prevention efforts, including partnering with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to co-fund its initial development as the Kansas Smokeless Kids Initiative. Through continued support from the Foundation and other sources, TFKC has grown to be a strong organization in Kansas, actively working with communities through technical assistance, training, leadership opportunities and youth empowerment strategies.