News & Events

Throughout the year, KHF is engaged is sharing news about grantees, policy work and upcoming events. On this page you'll find all our news releases, updates on policy issues, event registration information and contact information for media inquiries.

News Releases

KHF Funds Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Kansas communities 

In early 2019, the Kansas Health Foundation initiated the Sparking Imaginations, Building Literacy grant, providing $1 million over three years in partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL).

May 16, 2019

KHF approves ‘Phase 2’ of tobacco treatment and recovery in behavioral health initiative 

The Kansas Health Foundation’s Board of Directors recently approved $1.1 million for Phase 2 of the foundation’s Tobacco Treatment and Recovery in Behavioral Health initiative.

May 10, 2019

Ten counties already benefiting from KHFI program 

Twelve projects in 10 counties were approved during the first year of the Kansas Health Foundation’s Kansas Healthy Food Initiative (KHFI).

April 15, 2019

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Policy News

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.

Tobacco Tax (HB 2231) 

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.

March 19, 2018

Licensure of Dental Therapist (SB 312) 

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).

March 14, 2018

Tobacco Cessation Treatment through Medicaid Coverage (SB 436) 

A hearing on SB 436 was held on Tuesday, March 13 at 9:30 a.m. in the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee.

March 14, 2018

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