KHI News Service

Religious employers offered fix on birth control coverage rules

0 | Aug. 22, 2014 | Government, Health Reform

The measure will allow religious nonprofits and business owners to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs.

HCF announces more than $345,000 for insurance marketplace outreach

0 | Aug. 22, 2014 | Foundations, Health Reform

The funding will be used to enroll the uninsured in the Kansas City area by providing enrollment counselors, increasing collaboration and recruiting additional enrollment partners.

New regulations could end dispute over Kansas coal-fired power plant

0 | Aug. 20, 2014 | Environment

Greenhouse gas regulations recently proposed by the EPA could block a proposed facility next to an existing coal-fired unit at Sunflower’s station outside Holcomb.

Yoder stresses importance of federal funding for biomedical research

1 | Aug. 19, 2014 | Government, KU Medical Center, University of Kansas

Last year, KU and the University of Kansas Medical Center received more than $75 million in NIH funding.

Missouri veto reflects growing debate over electronic cigarettes

0 | Aug. 19, 2014 | Tobacco

E-cigarettes have only been around the United States for about seven years and largely have been left unregulated by the federal government and most state governments.

San Antonio police unit overhauls approach to mental illness

0 | Aug. 19, 2014 | Mental Health

Eight years ago, San Antonio had an overcrowded jail population - primarily people with serious mental illnesses. Now, it boasts a mental health system that's considered a model for the nation.

Kansas reports first confirmed West Nile case of 2014

0 | Aug. 19, 2014 | KDHE, Public Health

Officials at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported 92 cases of West Nile virus in 2013, the most since the disease was first detected in Kansas in 2002.

Kansas mental health system under increasing stress

15 | Aug. 18, 2014 | Mental Health

Directors at many of the 26 community mental health centers in Kansas say the system is breaking down because state funding hasn’t kept pace with the increasing demands for care in their communities.

HCF announces more than $710,000 in grants

0 | Aug. 18, 2014 | Foundations

The grants will go to 18 nonprofit organizations in Kansas and Missouri.

Kansas cancer consortium receives federal funding

0 | Aug. 18, 2014 | Agencies, University of Kansas

The Cancer Center of Kansas will receive $1.7 million over five years for clinical trials involving more than 300 cancer patients.

New bus route helps address health needs of KCK residents

0 | Aug. 15, 2014 | Community Health, Health Disparities

The Wyandotte County/KCK board of commissioners agreed to allocate $250,000 to run the health-focused route, which began operation in late June as the 105-Rosedale run.

More formal vetting process to be used in selecting new Medicaid inspector general

0 | Aug. 14, 2014 | KDHE, KanCare

KDHE Secretary Dr. Robert Moser said the KBI will conduct a background check of the top candidate before he or she is officially appointed.

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