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. For a full overview of all KHF is doing during the pandemic, please view our 2020 COVID-19 Response Summary.
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
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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
Twenty-two projects from 16 Kansas counties were approved during the first three years of the Kansas Health Foundation’s Kansas Healthy Food Initiative (KHFI).
Since KHF launched the Kansas Community Investment Fund (KCIF) in January 2019, 17 community impact projects have received a total of $1 million in loans and $27,700 in grants.
The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) Board of Directors recently approved $1.3 million in grant funding to increase food security, assist with COVID-19 antibody testing and support efforts to improve health by the Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters, Newman University and the Greater Wichita YMCA.
The year 2019 saw KHF continue its efforts to improved access to care, encourage healthy behaviors, develop civic and community engagement and strive for higher educational attainment.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released its 2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book, a comprehensive report that describes how children across the nation were doing before the coronavirus pandemic.
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