Resources

The Kansas Health Foundation is committed to utilizing health data and research from organizations and reports across the country. Within our general resources section, you can find access to these reports, and learn more about the information KHF uses to make its organizational direction and grantmaking decisions. Our organization also publishes reports highlighting program completions, partner activities and outstanding grantee achievements. These can be found in the "Publications" section below.

General Resources

The State of Obesity: 2018 

The annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier Americareport provides the latest data on obesity and related health conditions, as well as 40 policy and practice recommendations from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

September 21, 2018

A Changing Kansas: Implications for Health and Communities 

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.

June 11, 2018

County Health Rankings (2018) 

The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities.

March 26, 2018

America’s Health Rankings 2017 

The 2017 report looks at 35 measures covering behaviors, community and environment, policy, clinical care and outcomes data. The report also serves as a benchmark for states – and the nation – to measure progress, identify emerging trends and drive action for improving public health.

January 18, 2018

Publications

KHF Data Book – 2018 

This KHF Data Book is designed to present public health data–from credible, reliable public sources like America’s Health Rankings, KIDS COUNT, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment–in a timely, visual manner.

June 11, 2018

2017 Annual Report 

In 2017, the Kansas Health Foundation was privileged to provide more than $23,000,000 in qualifying distributions and approved more than $36,000,000 in new grants to strategic partners and initiatives throughout Kansas.

April 26, 2018

Annual Report 2016 

The 2016 Kansas Health Foundation annual report includes information on the organization’s finances, grantmaking and people. We invite you to learn more about KHF.

April 25, 2017

HCI Key Message Guide 

Through crowdsourcing and message research, the top talking points regarding healthy foods and physical activity have been gathered within this guide. Originally designed for use by participants in the KHF Healthy Communities Initiative, it can be used by any individual or group working on these topics.

September 1, 2016

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