Access to Care

Community Health Workers (CHWs)
CHWs serve as a bridge between community members and the medical and social services they need, but their role is not well known. The Health Fund has supported research, stories and more.

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Telehealth Research
The Health Fund supported research to better understand how Kansas providers and patients experienced telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Thriving Children

Engaged Congregations and Communities

General Publications

Annual Reports
2022 Year in Review
2021 Year in Review
2020 Year in Review
2019 Year in Review

Governor’s Commission on Racial Equity and Justice
The commission studied issues of racial equity and justice across systems in Kansas. The Health Fund co-hosted a series of webinars on the commission’s recommendations and Health Fund President David Jordan is co-authoring monthly commentaries on the recommendations throughout 2022.

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In the News
Opinion: Food tax reduction an important step, but Kansas families can’t wait for full cut
A commission’s work on racial equity proceeding step by step
Opinion: How we can all nurture the health care workforce for a changing Kansas
Telehealth Was Key During the Pandemic; Providers Want It To Stay
Listen: Telehealth’s Current and Future Role in Patient Care
Connecting Kids to Coverage Grant Awarded
Kansas expands postpartum Medicaid coverage up to 12 months
Opinion: Using Proven Early Childhood Interventions to Combat ACEs
Opinion: Right now is the right time to vaccinate your child against COVID-19
Listen: Kansas certification for community health workers
Kansas mother had to put her health ‘on the back burner.’ New funding will change that
KDHE launches new certification program for community health workers
Kansas governor approves budget including extension of postpartum coverage
Opinion: Best way to get back to normal? Be fully vaccinated as you engage with the people around you
Opinion: Expanding KanCare would strengthen rural health care, rural communities
Opinion: Extending postpartum Medicaid coverage in Kansas will improve health of mother and infant
State signs contract to deliver youth psychiatric hospital services in Hays
Extending postpartum Medicaid coverage to 12 months could save lives, Kansas advocates say
Opinion: Three Champions of Build Back Better Make Pitch for Federal Economic Development Bill
Opinion: As Simple As ABC
Press Release: Statewide ABC Project Shows Promise Across Kansas and Cultures
Opinion: Kansas Child Care Needs More Than a Band-Aid
Opinion: Women & Children First
Opinion: More Than Baby Steps
Opinion: Kansans Can Play An Important Role In Vaccine Acceptance
Opinion: These 3 things will make rural Kansas communities healthier
Press Release: Health Foundations Invest $1.83 Million in Equity, Education and Health
Press Release: Health Fund Receives Five-year Lilly Endowment Grant

2021 KanCare Maternal and Child Health and Postpartum Coverage
2020 Early Childhood Learning Trip | Slides
2020 SB 252 Expand KanCare

2019 Season of “My Fellow Kansans” Podcast
1) People In The Emptying Parts Of Rural Kansas Insist ‘We’re Not Going To Let Them Die’
2) ‘Get Big Or Get Out’ Farming Has Left Kansas Towns Struggling For Survival
3) What Rural Kansas Child Care And Cafes Say About Shrinking Smart, Rather Than Withering
4) Rural Kansas Loves Its Hospitals, But Keeping Them Open Only Gets Harder
5) Leveled By A Tornado, A Small Kansas Town Dreamed Big And Got Even Smaller
6) Kansas Cattle Town Dodge City Bucks A Rural Trend With Growth Driven By Immigrants

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