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New clinic serves adult survivors of childhood cancer

0 | Oct. 21, 2014 | Child Health, KU Medical Center, Health Care Delivery, Hospitals

The Survivorship Transition Clinic, a project of the Midwest Cancer Alliance, the University of Kansas Medical Center and Children's Mercy Hospital, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6.

KanCare initiative concerns parents of developmentally disabled adults

2 | Oct. 20, 2014 | KDADS, KanCare

A health home initiative announced by KDADS encourages but does not require KanCare companies to let developmentally disabled Kansans keep their current case managers if they so choose.

Measles, pertussis vex Kansas health workers as Ebola steals headlines

0 | Oct. 15, 2014 | KDHE, Immunizations, Public Health

Even as local health officials prepare for the unlikely event of an Ebola outbreak in Kansas, some are working to convince residents to take basic measures to contain the spread of more prevalent, contagious and preventable diseases.

State scrutiny of Early Head Start programs prompts questions

1 | Oct. 13, 2014 | Early Childhood, DCF

A Wichita-based Early Head Start program has opted to go without nearly $1 million in funding because of difficulties dealing with a state agency.

Labor Department delays overtime pay for Medicaid home care providers

0 | Oct. 07, 2014 | KDADS, Medicaid-CHIP

While the law will take effect Jan. 1, 2015, as scheduled, the U.S. Labor Department will delay enforcement for six months.

State losing ground in efforts to help disabled land jobs

2 | Oct. 07, 2014 | DCF

State officials say their goal is to help 2,000 Kansans with disabilities find “integrated employment,” meaning competitive jobs rather than so-called “sheltered employment.”

KU Medical Center gets $10M for rural obesity study

0 | Oct. 03, 2014 | KU Medical Center, Health Disparities, Health Reform

The project will track about 1,400 patients in rural Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin.

New approach to prevent heart disease, stroke may become national model

0 | Oct. 03, 2014 | KU Medical Center, Prevention

The federally funded initiative - the Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative — encompasses the University of Kansas Hospital along with 13 rural health centers and hospitals, including Hays Medical Center.

Ruling on in-home Medicaid services creates questions for providers, beneficiaries

0 | Sep. 29, 2014 | KDADS, Medicaid-CHIP

The new rule, due to take effect Jan. 1, 2015, requires state Medicaid programs to pay home care workers minimum wage and overtime. But Kansas has asked the Department of Labor to exempt Kansas from the ruling or delay its implementation.

KDADS awards $1M to south-central Kansas mental health coalition

0 | Sep. 24, 2014 | KDADS, Mental Health

The coalition will provide services aimed at reducing the number of people with severe mental illnesses who are referred to Osawatomie State Hospital or end up in the state’s correctional system.

KDADS analysis identifies 11 communities with greater mental health needs

0 | Sep. 18, 2014 | KDADS, Mental Health

“We’ve been going out and meeting with people in those communities,” said KDADS Assistant Secretary Lea Taylor, addressing a statewide conference on law enforcement training and mental health crises.

Kansas receives $3.5M grant to reduce infant mortality

0 | Sep. 18, 2014 | Child Health, KDHE, Health Disparities

The five-year grant will help bolster a Geary County project known as Delivering Change.

Kansas to share suicide, homicide data with CDC

0 | Sep. 18, 2014 | KDHE, Prevention

The $970,000 grant is part of a federal program to develop strategies to prevent violent deaths. Kansas is one of 32 participating states.

KDADS receives $3.9M grant to expand employment support for mentally ill

0 | Sep. 17, 2014 | KDADS, Mental Health

Staff on the five-year project will work with community mental health centers to expand employment services for Kansans with mental illness at Comcare in Wichita and the Compass Behavioral Health Center in Southwest Kansas.

KDADS outlines $75K in new mental health programs

0 | Sep. 16, 2014 | KDADS, Mental Health

The projects were developed by the Governor’s Mental Health Task Force and the Governor’s Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Advisory Council.

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