Issues related to COVID-19 have drastically altered everyday life across our nation and state. Now, vaccines are becoming more widely available, and Kansas has opened up vaccine eligibility for everyone 16 years of age and older. But, until more people can be vaccinated, Kansans must remain vigilant, practice social distancing and learn more about vaccine availability. The Kansas Health Foundation has gathered numerous resources related to the vaccines, all of which is available in the links below. In the meantime, KHF continues to work across to assist with COVID-19 response and recovery. For a full overview of all KHF is doing during the pandemic, please view our 2020 COVID-19 Response Summary. And, we invite everyone to learn more about Covidtería, a game highlighting the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine.
KHF is tracking the most commonly asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. This information comes from sources like the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.LEARN MORE
Desde el inicio de la pandemia, los expertos en salud han señalado la vacuna como el mayor punto de quiebre para que nuestras vidas retornen a algún sentido de normalidad.LEARN MORE
To help spread awareness about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine, KHF has created a series of materials organizations and individuals can download for printing or sharing.LEARN MORE
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has disproportionately affected racial and ethnic minority groups. Find out more about the impact the pandemic is having on health equity, both in Kansas and nationwide.LEARN MORE
UPDATED: Due to overwhelming response, we are no longer accepting applications to the Impact and Capacity Grants (ICG) initiative funding opportunity. Thank you to everyone who applied! We’ll be announcing the award recipients at a later date. Be watching our social media channels for more information.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. Using this data, the concept of health equity is interwoven into all of our four impact areas.
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
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