Resources

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

Kids Count Data Center 

A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT is the premier source for data on child and family well-being in the United States.

March 13, 2017

America’s Health Rankings 

For 27 years, America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report has served as the nation’s source for trends in nationwide public health and state-by-state rankings.

March 13, 2017

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

Publications

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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