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August is National Breastfeeding Month

August is National Breastfeeding month, which gives us an opportunity to celebrate the work being done in our state and through the great partnerships we have with so many organizations. For over a decade, we have supported breastfeeding initiatives because breastfeeding means healthier moms and babies. Doing all that we can to support efforts that …

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As for Me and My Body

Candice McField is the founder of Candice McField Fitness and As for Me and My Body. She is a certified health coach, fitness educator and serves on the Kansas Governor’s Council on Fitness.  McField is passionate about teaching wellness solutions that help her clients strengthen their relationship with Christ and instruct clients on practical ways …

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Medicaid Renewals Webinar Series

The state’s KanCare program provides health coverage to approximately 400,000 Kansans, including children, low-income parents, and Kansans with disabilities. Ensuring Kansans – especially our most vulnerable – have access to health care means a better Kansas for everyone. Due to COVID-19, KanCare had been operating under special rules, including suspension of the prior annual renewal …

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Preventing coverage loss through the Medicaid renewal process – Resource Page

In the Spring of 2023, Kansas resumed the Medicaid renewal process for the first time in three years. To prevent unnecessary coverage disenrollments, we are working with our partner organizations to spread the word and doing what we can to help enrollees navigate the process. Below is background on the process and resources available to partners. …

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Kansas can leverage Medicaid managed care to improve health and advance health equity

This opinion piece by Health Fund President David Jordan originally appeared in the Kansas Reflector on June 28, 2023. Over the next 18 months, the state of Kansas will have an opportunity to improve the health of Kansans. Taking advantage of this opportunity will not require passing legislation. Instead, it will require the state embracing …

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The Health Fund offers comments on reprocurement of KanCare 3.0

As Kansas begins the competitive reprocurement process for KanCare, its Medicaid managed care program, the Health Fund commends the state’s approach as it actively seeks stakeholder input and ideas to stimulate innovations to improve the program.   As an organization committed to improving the health of all Kansans, the Health Fund recently submitted comments encouraging the …

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Thank you to Michael Shockley and Dan Lord for your outstanding leadership

At the end of this month, we say goodbye to two amazing board members. Before they transition off of the board, we want to recognize the leadership of Michael Shockley and Dan Lord. Dan and Michael each served as board chair within the last three years, leading the organization in their unique ways. Their contributions …

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Kansas Early Childhood Task Force – Summer 2023 Tour

Child care is important to a healthy start for kids and families as well as to our economy. To inform early childhood policies, recently Governor Kelly announced that the Kansas Early Childhood Transition Task Force is embarking on a statewide community engagement tour to discuss the challenges communities face in supporting children through their earliest years.   The Task …

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20 Organizations Sign-on to Comments Urging KDHE to Advance Policy That Sustains Community Health Workers in Kansas

Community Health Workers are a vital part of Kansas health care. Recently, 20 Kansas organizations joined the Health Fund in signing onto a comment letter to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to show their support of this profession. In partnership with these organizations, we delivered a letter to the Kansas Department of Health …

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Monica Murnan receives Kim Moore Award for Visionary Leadership

HUTCHINSON, Kan.— United Methodist Health Ministry Fund honored Monica Murnan with the 2022 Kim Moore Award for Visionary Leadership at a May 2 celebration in Hutchinson. Murnan is a former Kansas State Representative and currently serves as Director of Community Support Services at Greenbush. Since 2017, the Health Fund has honored recipients in a chosen …

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