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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

From the President
The following grant descriptions detail the 12 major initiatives approved by the Kansas Health Foundation Board of Directors in 2008. Most of the grants are multi-year commitments, commencing in 2008, with funds distributed throughout the grant’s duration. To view the 2008 major initiatives, please use the navigation on the left side of the screen. For a complete list of all 2008 Foundation grants, including recognition grants, please visit

Working through partnerships
Through all of the Foundation’s major initiatives, a common thread is that of partnership. Working with other Kansas organizations to combine expertise, experience, ideas and resources allows for the greatest chance of success for these grants.

During 2008, the Foundation was pleased to develop new relationships as well as to renew past partnerships. The dental hubs project allowed the Foundation to team with five other Kansas foundations and the state of Kansas in support of this initiative of the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved. The Kansas Health Care Collaborative combined forces of the Foundation and two medical professionals’ groups. And, the Faith and Leadership Initiative brought the Foundation back to its roots with the Kansas Area United Methodist Church.

In years to come, partnerships will continue to be an integral component of the Foundation’s grant making.