News & Events

Throughout the year, KHF is engaged is sharing news about grantees, policy work and upcoming events. On this page you'll find all our news releases, updates on policy issues, event registration information and contact information for media inquiries.

Policy News

KHF became a public charity in 2015, which provided the opportunity to take a more active role in the policy arena. Since that time, KHF has identified key policy issues that help to improve health, including issues at the state and federal level. KHF is also supportive of efforts of health policy advocacy at the local level, including municipalities and schools.

Tobacco Tax (HB 2231) 

The House Tax committee held a hearing on HB 2231 on March 15 at 3:30 p.m. to support tax increases on tobacco products, which would also increase funding for tobacco prevention and cessation.

March 19, 2018

Licensure of Dental Therapist (SB 312) 

On March 14 at 1:30 p.m., the House Health and Human Services committee held a hearing on SB 312, to establish dental therapists (SB 312).

March 14, 2018

Tobacco Cessation Treatment through Medicaid Coverage (SB 436) 

A hearing on SB 436 was held on Tuesday, March 13 at 9:30 a.m. in the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee.

March 14, 2018

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For Media Inquiries

Kristi Zukovich

kzukovich@khf.org
Phone: 316-491-8419
Toll Free: 1-800-373-7681
Fax: 316-262-2044

News Releases

KHF releases state demographic report 

The population of Kansas is growing more slowly than the population of the U.S. as a whole, and it is aging, becoming increasingly diverse and concentrating in urban areas, according to a new study released by the Kansas Health Foundation.

June 12, 2018

Kansans honored as KHF Civic Health Heroes 

This year, 19 Kansans are being honored as Civic Health Heroes, as part of ongoing efforts by KHF to recognize individuals who make a difference in the lives of those around them.

May 29, 2018

KHF loan/grant funding supports greater access to healthy food 

Four rural Kansas communities have recently been awarded a total of $135,000 through the first round of the Kansas Health Foundation’s Kansas Healthy Food Initiative (KHFI).

April 6, 2018

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