Documents for January 2009

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Economic Impact of Lawrence Smoke-Free Ordinance

January 27, 2009

Jan. 27, 2009 - In testimony to the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, KHI finds no evidence that the adoption of a smoke-free ordinance in Lawrence had a negative impact on overall restaurant and bar sales. KHI also found no studies in scientific, peer-reviewed journals that document a long-term, negative, community-wide impact on restaurants and bars following implementation of a smoking ban.

Presentation to Senate Health Committee on Statewide Smoke-Free Law

January 27, 2009

This PowerPoint presentation was prepared for the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee for its Jan. 27 discussion about a bill that would restrict smoking in indoor public places statewide. The presentation provides an overview of current research on the health effects of secondhand smoke. Studies have also found no negative net impact on businesses in communities and states that have passed such laws, including Lawrence. KHI provides evidence-based research and analysis to policy makers and stakeholders but does not advocate for or against legislation.

Kansas Safety Net System

January 22, 2009

A presentation delivered to the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee on Jan. 22, 2009. This presentation gives background information on the safety net system in Kansas and about the people who benefit from it.

Economic Impact of Lawrence Smoke-Free Ordinance

January 1, 2009

There has been much debate about whether the comprehensive smoke-free ordinance implemented in Lawrence in July 2004 caused financial harm to the restaurant and bar industry. This KHI analysis of sales data indicates that the ordinance, which prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places and workplaces, did not negatively affect the restaurant and bar industry as a whole.

The Growing Health and Financial Costs of Inadequate Health Insurance

January 1, 2009

This issue brief discusses the difficulty that researchers and policymakers are having reaching consensus on what constitutes underinsurance and alerts policymakers to issues they should consider when attempting to craft solutions.

Feasibility of a School-Based Influenza Vaccination Program in Kansas

January 1, 2009

This report, published by the Immunize Kansas Kids (IKK) project, found that school-based influenza immunization campaigns are a viable way to vaccinate large numbers of children in short periods of time.

Feasibility of a School-Based Influenza Vaccination Program in Kansas

January 1, 2009

This report, published by the Immunize Kansas Kids (IKK) project, found that school-based influenza immunization campaigns are a viable way to vaccinate large numbers of children in short periods of time.

Economic Impact of Lawrence Smoke-Free Ordinance: Supplemental Report

January 1, 2009

This supplemental report accompanies a 2009 KHI report about the economic impact of the smoke-free law enacted in Lawrence in 2004.

Economic Impact of Lawrence Smoke-Free Ordinance - References

January 1, 2009

This reference sheet accompanies a 2009 KHI Issue Brief and report about the economic impact of the smoke-free law enacted in Lawrence in 2004.