KHF became a public charity in 2015, which provided the opportunity to take a more active role in the policy arena. Since that time, KHF has identified key policy issues that help to improve health, including issues at the state and federal level. KHF is also supportive of efforts of health policy advocacy at the local level, including municipalities and schools.
The House Tax committee held a hearing on HB 2231 on March 15 at 3:30 p.m. to support tax increases on tobacco products, which would also increase funding for tobacco prevention and cessation.
On March 14 at 1:30 p.m., the House Health and Human Services committee held a hearing on SB 312, to establish dental therapists (SB 312).
A hearing on SB 436 was held on Tuesday, March 13 at 9:30 a.m. in the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee.
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Don Hill, former Kansas State Representative and retired Emporia small business owner has joined the Kansas Health Foundation Board of Directors.
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, according to a new study released by the Kansas Health Foundation.
This year, 19 Kansans are being honored as Civic Health Heroes, as part of ongoing efforts by KHF to recognize individuals who make a difference in the lives of those around them.
Every month, our electronic newsletter, Health Happenings, features a story about a focus area, grant, partnership or program involving the Foundation.