The KHF Data Book is intended to provide a relevant snapshot to describe and communicate health challenges we face in Kansas. We have included “subsets” of data related to race, income, zip code and education level, because we know these factors can all influence health outcomes. The KHF Data Book is not intended to provide scientific data related to specific initiatives. For those purposes, information from the data sources we are using (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, American Community Survey, etc.) is often compiled over a period of time and evaluated differently We are simply providing a “capture” of these data points from their most recent annual numbers; the numbers you would find in publicly available data for our Kansas communities or at-risk populations.
Every month, our electronic newsletter, Health Happenings, features a story about a focus area, grant, partnership or program involving the Foundation.