The Senate Public Health and Welfare committee scheduled a hearing on expanding Medicaid (SB 38) for Wednesday, February 14 at 9:30 a.m. KHF is supportive of this initiative and has been a partner of the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas since 2016. There are more than 150,000 Kansans who do not have access to affordable health care. And, Kansas community hospitals, clinics and mental health centers face significant financial challenges because they serve those who are uninsured or underinsured.
The Kansas Health Foundation is based in Wichita, but statewide in its focus. With a mission to improve the health of all Kansans, KHF envisions a culture in which every Kansan can make healthy choices where they live, work and play. To achieve this, KHF focuses its work in four impact areas: access to affordable health care, healthy behaviors, civic and community engagement and educational attainment. During its history, KHF has provided more than $500 million in grants to Kansas communities and organizations, and looks forward to working toward its mission and vision for many years to come.
Every month, our electronic newsletter, Health Happenings, features a story about a focus area, grant, partnership or program involving the Foundation.