Twelve projects in 10 counties were approved during the first year of the Kansas Health Foundation’s Kansas Healthy Food Initiative (KHFI).
The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) introduced a new community loan initiative called Kansas Community Investment Fund (KCIF), aimed at helping provide gap funding for community impact projects.
The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) launched a new initiative in March aimed at building community capacity to address economic development–the Kansas Community Philanthropy Innovators Network (KCPIN).
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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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