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
Phone: 316-491-8419
Toll Free: 1-800-373-7681
Fax: 316-262-2044

News Releases

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

Kansas Health Foundation awards $1.4 million to improve health across the state 

The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) has recently awarded more than $1.4 million to 61 Kansas organizations for capacity-building support and health-improvement projects.

November 10, 2017

Health foundations award $2.25 million to organizations improving health outcomes and promoting civic and voter engagement 

The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) is pleased to announce 10 organizations will be receiving a total of $2.25 million as part of a multi-state partnership initiative, which will engage populations that are new to the political process by connecting the importance of voting and civic engagement with long-term health.

October 31, 2017

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Upcoming Events

Kansas Health Foundation Symposium – 2018

June 7, 2018 - June 8, 2018

Wichita, Kan.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Kansas Health Foundation Symposium, “It’s All Health: Steps to Build Vibrant Communities,” to be held June 7-8 in downtown Wichita.

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