The Kansas Health Foundation is a private philanthropy dedicated to improving the health of all Kansans. Our funding comes from an endowment created by the sale of Wesley Medical Center, and our asset base remains strong thanks to a dedicated team of advisers and investment managers. We do not solicit or accept donations. Instead, we seek opportunities to invest our resources in people and projects that meet our mission and create long-term, sustainable health improvements.
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WICHITA, KAN -- Thousands of Kansas parents have been prescribed some of the most important medicine of their children’s young lives without even a visit to the pharmacy.
It’s not a pill or liquid. No needles are required. At more than 75 sites across the state, children 6 months to 5 years have been prescribed an age-appropriate book to read together with their parents through the Turn a page. Touch a Mind® (TAP-TAM) program managed by the Kansas Pediatric Foundation (KPF). This year...
Following the release of the draft "50-Year Vision for the Future of Water in Kansas" report, and the subsequent call for feedback on the plan, Kansas Health Foundation President and CEO Steve Coen authored a letter to the co-chairs of the Kansas Water Vision Team (Tracy Streeter of the Kansas Water Office and Jackie McClaskey of the Kansas Department of Agriculture) urging them to strongly consider public health as an important feature of any final plan. The complete text of Coen's...
WICHITA, KAN – This week, two new board of directors joined the Kansas Health Foundation board and two directors came off the board:
- Rev. Claudia Bakely, Flint Hills District Superintendent for the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church (July 2014 – present)
- Junetta Everett, Vice President of Professional Relations for Delta Dental (July 2014 – present)
- Rev. Gary Brooks, Senior Pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and former...
WICHITA, KAN. - Through its spring 2014 cycle of Recognition Grants, the Kansas Health Foundation has provided approximately $1.2 million in grants to help organizations across the state accomplish 66 projects that intend to improve the health and wellness of Kansans.
Recognition Grants expand KHF’s support to a broad range of health-related organizations throughout the state and are targeted toward organizations and agencies proposing meaningful and charitable projects that fit...
WICHITA, Kan. – In continuing its efforts to support healthy living among Kansans, the Kansas Health Foundation (www.kansashealth.org) has awarded a total of nearly $2 million in grants to 22 organizations working to improve healthy eating, active living and tobacco prevention in the state.
The grantees—including universities, nonprofit organizations, state agencies and municipalities—received funding through a competitive...
WICHITA, KAN.—Twenty-six community garden projects from around the state of Kansas have been chosen as grant recipients through the Kansas Community Gardens Project, a joint initiative of the Kansas Health Foundation and K-State Research and Extension. In all, approximately $123,000 in grant funds will be distributed during 2014, the final year of this three-year initiative.
Community gardens receiving funding include:
- CCC Community Garden (Olathe), $5,000...
WICHITA, KAN. - Through its fall 2013 cycle of Recognition Grants, the Kansas Health Foundation has provided more than $900,000 in grants to help organizations across the state accomplish 51 projects that intend to improve the health and wellness of Kansans.
Recognition Grants expand the Foundation's support to a broad range of health-related organizations throughout the state and are targeted toward organizations and agencies proposing meaningful and charitable projects that fit...
Wichita, Kan. – Blythe Thomas has joined the Kansas Health Foundation as its vice president for communication.
Thomas, a Wichita area native, most recently served as international director of marketing and public relations for the The Nature Conservancy, a Washington, D.C.-based organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
“We searched nationwide to find the right person who has diverse experience, a calling to...
After 10 years of service, including the past three as chair, Bill Docking is transitioning off of the Kansas Health Foundation Board of Directors.
“It has been an honor to serve as a board member for this innovative and forward-thinking organization,” Docking said. “Improving the health of all Kansans has always been important to me, and for the past decade I’ve been privileged to work with the Foundation’s staff to accomplish that very mission.”
During his decade-long board...
WICHITA, KAN -- Shawnee County Commissioner and Chairwoman Shelly Buhler, Rossville, has been elected as chair of the Kansas Health Foundation Board of Directors. Buhler, who has been on the Foundation’s Board since 2006, will serve a three-year term as chair.
“I am extremely humbled and proud to serve as the chair of the Kansas Health Foundation Board of Directors,” Buhler said. “The amazing impact that the Foundation has had on Kansas will be remembered for generations to come. The...
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