At the Kansas Health Foundation, we know a well-informed public creates better dialogue, better thinking and even leads to better health outcomes. For this reason, the Foundation invests not only in strategic grant making but also strategic communications to help achieve its mission of improving the health of all Kansans.
The best public health strategies include disease prevention and protection, as well as health promotion and healthy public policy. The purpose of this guidebook is to support the Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) grantees with media and marketing strategies to influence local health policy and behavioral change in their communities and across the state.
Please note: this guidebook is just one tool in your toolkit. Changing a behavior â€“ in this case, creating an environment that influences leaders to enact policy â€“ will take all of your available resources working together.
Every month, our electronic newsletter, Health Happenings, features a story about a focus area, grant, partnership or program involving the Foundation.