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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
Kansas Health Care Collaborative
Through this funding, the Kansas Health Care Collaborative (KHCC) will be a joint venture of the Kansas Medical Society (KMS) and the Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) designed to promote quality health care through improvements in clinical practices, population health and patient safety. Among the top goals for KHCC are developing tools and resources to improve health delivery, reducing preventable hospitalizations, reducing costs and improving Kansas’ rankings on state health scorecards and overall health.

Additionally, this grant will assist with KHCC’s hopes to identify areas, including those relating to communication between patients and providers, in which the health care community might not have executed as well as they might like or as well as the patient needs. This could include seeking ways to ensure the patient has a complete understanding of their overall care and treatment, as well as what to expect during the recovery process, what to do once the patient is home and who to call about questions or complications. This grant also gives the Foundation the opportunity to partner with the Topeka-based Sunflower Foundation on a project designed to address a key health issue.