Issues related to COVID-19 have drastically altered everyday life across our nation and state. In these uncertain times, the Kansas Health Foundation is working to provide resources to individuals, families, organizations and communities. As information becomes available, we’re currently dividing these resources into four main categories: Grantee Information, Nonprofit Resources, Family Resources and Taking Action. Click below to find out more information about each of these categories.
KHF is working with grantees to ensure each has the ability to utilize grant funds to meet the most pressing demands in the communities they serve. Find out more about these changes.LEARN MORE
Many non-profit organizations will face new challenges in the weeks ahead, and KHF has compiled various resources that may be useful to these organizations, including helpful articles and free software applications.LEARN MORE
Families practicing social distancing are now spending many hours together in their homes. How can we ensure these hours are spent in ways enriching and educating for families?LEARN MORE
Across our state, nation and world, people are looking for ways to take action to help everyone make it through this public health crisis. This could include donations or funds, food or blood.LEARN MORE
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 is awarding $750,000 to KC Healthy Kids to help establish local, regional and state food policy councils to further improve access and consumption of healthy food and beverages across the state. KC Healthy Kids will assume responsibility for the Kansas Alliance for Wellness (KAW), which is focused on providing food policy training and technical assistance to local communities.
Beginning in January, the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) will support a program to bring healthy food to families in need and funnel dollars to local farmers and economies.
Through its Impact and Capacity Grants (ICG) program, the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) recently awarded more than $1.6 million to 70 Kansas non-profit or government organizations for health-improvement projects and organizational capacity building.
Reginald L. Robinson has been named president and CEO of the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF), a statewide philanthropy based in Wichita. His appointment is effective Dec. 1, 2019. Robinson currently serves as Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs at the University of Kansas.
America’s Health Rankings is an annual report showing where each state stands in regards to health-related measures.
Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States – and has been for decades. Currently, about one in three Americans of all ages – or more than 100 million people – have obesity.
Every month, our electronic newsletter, Health Happenings, features a story about a focus area, grant, partnership or program involving the Foundation.