We envision a culture in which every Kansan can make healthy choices where they live, work and play. We invest in ideas for healthier people and stronger communities. With Kansas data, we know that health outcomes are greatly affected by race, income, education level and geographic areas. This affects both individuals and families – as children from lower-income, racial/ethnic minority groups and certain zip codes experience lower health outcomes and educational challenges.
To realize its vision and mission, KHF invests in the following key program areas:
It is important for all Kansans to have access to health care, for help when they are sick, and to prevent or reduce the severity of disease and illness.Read More
KHF invests in programs and supports policy efforts that promote healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco use prevention.Read More
KHF recognizes individuals’ health and well-being are also influenced by where and how they live. And stronger communities also help improve the health of Kansans.Read More
The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) has awarded more than $362,000 to 17 organizations across the state in an effort to build capacity to reduce health disparities through its Impact and Capacity Grants (ICG) Initiative.
Michael Lennen, former Kansas Health Foundation Board Chair, will serve as interim CEO when Steve Coen retires July 31.
Michael Lennen, who has served for nine years, including three as chair, and Donna Shank, who has also served nine years, including a term as vice chair, have recently transitioned off the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) Board of Directors.
America’s Health Rankings is an annual report showing where each state stands in regards to health-related measures.
The population of Kansas is growing more slowly than the population of the U.S. as a whole, and it is aging, becoming increasingly diverse and concentrating in urban areas.
Every month, our electronic newsletter, Health Happenings, features a story about a focus area, grant, partnership or program involving the Foundation.