The Kansas Health Foundation is committed to utilizing health data and research from organizations and reports across the country. Within our general resources section, you can find access to these reports, and learn more about the information KHF uses to make its organizational direction and grantmaking decisions. Our organization also publishes reports highlighting program completions, partner activities and outstanding grantee achievements. These can be found in the "Publications" section below.

General Resources

State of Obesity Report 

For 13 years, the annual report, The State of Obesity (formerly F as in Fat) has raised awareness about the seriousness of the obesity epidemic, encouraged the creation of a national obesity prevention strategy and highlighted promising approaches for reversing the epidemic at the state and local level. In the most recent report, Kansas has the 7th highest obesity rate in the nation.

October 11, 2016

Kansans Support Cigarette Tax Increase 

In Kansas, the adult smoking rate is higher than the national smoking rate, and 16,300 high school students smoke. If current trends continue, 61,200 Kansas youth alive today will ultimately die from smoking.

July 26, 2016

Kansas Civic Health Index 

The Kansas Civic Health Index provides a comprehensive, first-time look at civic and political engagement in Kansas.

May 5, 2016


HCI Key Message Guide 

Through crowdsourcing and message research, the top talking points regarding healthy foods and physical activity have been gathered within this guide. Originally designed for use by participants in the KHF Healthy Communities Initiative, it can be used by any individual or group working on these topics.

September 1, 2016

The Big Green Guide 

The best public health strategies include disease prevention and protection, as well as health promotion and healthy public policy. The purpose of this guidebook is to support the Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) grantees with media and marketing strategies to influence local health policy and behavioral change in their communities and across the state.

September 7, 2014

Recognition Grant Report (2013) 

In our annual tribute to recipients of KHF Recognition Grants, this report highlights grantees doing innovative and impactful work in communities throughout our state.

December 7, 2013

Leadership for a Healthy Kansas Report 

To coincide with the public unveiling of the new Kansas Leadership Center and Kansas Health Foundation Conference Center, the Leadership for a Healthy Kansas report looks back at the origins of the Foundation’s funding for leadership development initiatives.

September 3, 2013

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