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Access To Care

It is important for all Kansans to have access to health care, for help when they are sick, and to prevent or reduce the severity of disease and illness.

In Kansas today, 1 in 8 adults age 18 to 64 lack health care coverage. And, 1 in 3 do not have dental coverage. For others, the challenge is not having enough health and dental providers close to where they live. KHF supports efforts to address gaps or barriers to access care, to help improve the health of all Kansans.

A key strategy of KHF’s Access to Care impact area is a focus on Kansans having access to affordable, quality health insurance. Statistically, those with health insurance have better access to providers, leading to increases in positive health outcomes. The map below shows the percentage of uninsured Kansas adults under the age of 65. These statistics come from the 2021 County Health Rankings report.

Select a county to see data from that area.

Map Key

  • 8% or less
  • 9% to 11%
  • 12% to 14%
  • 15% to 17%
  • 18% to 20%
  • 21% or more

Currently, KHF is working with a number of partners throughout the state on efforts to expand Medicaid. Other efforts to address care for uninsured Kansans have included working with KU School of Medicine-Wichita and a network of community safety net clinics.

In Kansas today, 1 in 8 adults age 18 to 64 lack health care coverage, as do 5 percent of children. Among infants born to Black mothers, there were 11.7 deaths per 1,000 live births and among infants born to Hispanic mothers, there were 7.1 deaths per 1,000 live births. KHF supports efforts to address gaps or barriers to access care, to help improve the health of all Kansans.

Select a county to see data from that area.
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 4%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 10%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 6%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 4%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 6%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 7%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 10%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 8%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 4%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 10%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 8%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 4%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 9%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 8%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 4%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 7%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 7%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 4%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 4%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 14%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 7%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 7%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 10%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 10%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 12%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 8%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 12%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 8%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 8%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 4%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 9%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 9%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 6%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 8%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 3%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 8%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 6%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 6%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 6%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 9%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 4%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 6%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 6%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 7%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 7%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 10%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 7%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 9%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 6%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 4%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 7%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 4%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 10%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 6%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 6%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 4%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 6%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 6%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 6%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 6%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 7%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 4%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 13%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 4%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 8%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 9%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 9%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 9%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 6%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 7%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 7%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 8%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 12%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 5%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 8%
Percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance = 6%

Map Key

  • 0% to 2%
  • 3% to 5%
  • 6% to 8%
  • 9% to 11%
  • 12% or Higher

A key strategy of KHF’s Access to Care impact area is a focus on Kansans having access to affordable, quality health insurance. Statistically, those with health insurance have better access to providers, leading to increases in positive health outcomes. The map below shows the percentage of children under age 19 without health insurance. These statistics come from the 2021 County Health Rankings report.

Grantmaking

KHF’s objective for the Access to Care impact area is: More Kansans have reliable access to high quality, culturally competent physical, behavioral and oral health care. In 2021, KHF will be actively engaged in funding the following major initiatives in this impact area. Please note, the amounts indicated represent the total, multi-year commitment of these grants.

  • Strengthen Safety Net Clinics ($480,000)
  • Attachment and Behavioral Catchup (ABC) Intervention ($450,000)
  • Alliance for a Healthy Kansas (KGIH) ($300,000)
  • Foresight Phase 1: Designing the Future for Health ($200,000)
  • Kansas Grantmakers in Health (KGIH) Opportunity Project ($100,000)

 

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