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
Our Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative application deadline for 2018 is now passed. Please check back on this section in 2019 for details about this initiative — our unsolicited grant opportunity of up to $25,000 in support of organizations whose missions align with KHF’s strategic focus.Learn More
Recently, the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) awarded nearly $2 million to 86 Kansas organizations for health-improvement projects and organizational capacity building.
The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of its $60 million, multi-phase initiative: Giving Resources to Our World (GROW).
Don Hill, former Kansas State Representative and retired Emporia small business owner has joined the Kansas Health Foundation Board of Directors.
The annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report provides the latest data on obesity and related health conditions, as well as 40 policy and practice recommendations from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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.