Healthy Community Initiative: Improving Health Equity in Kansas Request for Proposals (RFP)

Initiative Description

While significant health improvements have been achieved through medicine and public health, individuals’ health and wellbeing are also influenced by where and how they live, and the unfortunate reality is that tremendous differences in health outcomes still remain for many underserved groups and communities. Health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group; language spoken; immigration/documentation status; religion; socioeconomic status; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion.

On this page, you will find information regarding the Healthy Community Initiative: Improving Health Equity in Kansas Request for Proposal (RFP), which seeks to support leadership teams in cities, towns, counties, or regions in Kansas to engage in advocacy efforts that will improve the health of people in Kansas experiencing poor health outcomes and create a network of community health advocates willing to learn and discover how to effectively impact the health of Kansans using a health equity lens.

Informational Webinar

To assist applicants interested in applying for the Health Equity Partnership RFP, please use the link below to access a pre-recorded webinar covering the purpose of the RFP, eligibility requirements, how to apply and answer frequently asked questions:

Webinar Recording

Request for Proposal Document

The RFP provides information regarding eligibility, guidelines, proposal process and timeline. In addition, the RFP document includes several required attachments that applicants are required to submit along with their proposal. The RFP document is available via the following link:

HCI Health Equity RFP link

Proposal Instructions and Templates

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, and must be submitted using the online proposal form provided at the bottom of this page.  The following templates will need to be completed and attached to the online proposal:

Proposal Objectives Template
Budget and Justification Template
Acknowledgement of Agreement Review

Grant Agreement Template

To confirm your ability to accept a grant from KHF, please review the Grant Agreement template, sign and submit the Acknowledgement of Agreement Review with the online proposal. (Do not modify and/or submit the agreement template with your proposal.)

Kansas Health Foundation Grant Agreement Template

Frequently Asked Questions

To help with proposal submissions, KHF will regularly update and answer a list of questions posed at applicant meetings or two KHF personnel.

Frequently Asked Questions List

Proposal Submission

How does your organization apply?

Complete the online proposal form provided in the link below:

HCI Health Equity RFP – Online Proposal

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Once your proposal is submitted, you will receive immediate notification from KHF confirming receipt. If you have questions regarding the online proposal process, please contact Gina Hess, Kansas Health Foundation Grants Associate, at (316) 491-8411 or

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