Resource Archive


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

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

GROW I Children’s Health Endowment Report 

GROW I (Giving Resources to Our World) Healthy Kansas was designed to build the capacity of community foundations.

April 12, 2012

Recognition Grant Report (2010) 

Across the state, dedicated individuals, organizations and communities are working to create better futures for Kansas children, fill gaps in services and care, and reach out to diverse populations to share information about health and wellness. To learn more about these remarkable grantees, we invite you to read this year’s Recognition Grant report.

September 30, 2011

GROW Report (2009) 

Growing community philanthropy is a focus area for the Kansas Health Foundation, and the first decade of our GROW program to build and strengthen community foundations across the state was amazingly successful.

December 3, 2009

Kansas Community Leadership Initiative (KCLI) Report 

The Kansas Community Leadership Initiative (KCLI) began in 1999 with the belief that you can change communities for the better by changing the people in them one by one.

October 3, 2009

Recognition Grant Report (2008) 

While much of the Foundation’s grant making is done in a proactive, strategic manner, the Recognition Grants program gives us an opportunity to work directly with many grassroots organizations doing innovative work to help people throughout Kansas.

January 3, 2009

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