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

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

Publications

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

Recognition Grant Report (2012) 

To highlight a sampling of the grantees who received funding in 2012, this report is designed to give you an all-access pass, via a guidebook tour, to eight different programs making a difference and changing lives.

July 26, 2013

Kansas Health Institute (KHI) Report 

Since its inception in 1995, the Kansas Health Institute (KHI) has provided policymakers in Kansas with high-quality, objective research and data to help inform important policy decisions throughout Kansas.

March 29, 2013

Recognition Grant Report (2011) 

In 2011, more than 100 outstanding organizations, school districts and communities received Recognition Grants.

August 22, 2012

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