The Center for Sharing Public Health Services is a $4 million national initiative managed by the Kansas Health Institute with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The project involves 16 teams in 14 states comprised of public health agencies, policymakers, their partners and key stakeholders that are collaborating to strengthen their ability to provide public health essential services, improve efficiency and control costs. The 16 teams make up a national Shared Services Learning Community working to identify, test and define methods of cross-jurisdictional sharing. The Center communicates these sharing activities and provides technical assistance to the Shared Services Learning Community and others in the broader public health arena.
| Apr. 23, 2014 |
In celebration of World Immunization Week, Immunize Kansas Kids and Kansas Health Matters join efforts to inform communities about best practices for immunizations in Kansas.
| Dec. 23, 2013 |
This issue brief summarizes the results of a study of community health assessments and community health improvement plans. The information for this study was gathered through various focus groups and surveys about experiences and outcomes in Kansas between 2012 and 2013.
| Jul. 16, 2013 |
This report, published by KHI for the Immunize Kansas Kids coalition, provides information about experiences, outcomes and current practices linking WIC clinic sites with immunization activities, both nationally and in Kansas.
| Jul. 16, 2013 |
This report, published by KHI for the Immunize Kansas Kids coalition, examines ways to protect infants from Pertussis, commonly called whooping cough.
| Jan. 23, 2013 |
This new issue brief examines whether a statewide smoking ban enacted in 2010 was associated with a change in sales at Kansas restaurants and bars. The Legislature approved the Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act to protect the health of Kansans by reducing their exposure to secondhand smoke in most public places.
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| Mar. 11, 2014 |
Kansas’s municipalities would cover the healthcare costs of the families of emergency medical workers that die in the line of duty under proposed legislation heard by a Senate committee.
| May. 28, 2013 |
If the hospital in Moore, Okla., had still been using paper, officials said, “the first thing we would have had to do was find their records. And with all of the hustle and bustle of a disaster, they can easily get lost.” As for any records left behind in files, “if the tornado doesn’t get them, the subsequent rain would ruin them.”
| Dec. 21, 2012 |
Kansas officials are taking issue with a recent report that ranked the state last in the nation for public health preparedness. The Ready or Not report by the nonprofit Trust for America’s Health, listed Kansas and Montana as the worst performing states in the nation, with each meeting only three out of 10 readiness criteria.
| Dec. 20, 2012 |
Communities, businesses and individual Kansans should prepare for the drought that has gripped the state for two years to continue at least into midsummer, officials said at a meeting today with Gov. Sam Brownback.
| Dec. 19, 2012 |
A new report ranks Kansas dead last for public health preparedness.
The Ready or Not report, released Wednesday by the nonprofit Trust for America’s Health, lists Kansas and Montana as the worst performing states in the nation, with each meeting only three out of 10 readiness criteria.
| Sep. 29, 2014 |
The new rule, due to take effect Jan. 1, 2105, 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.
| Sep. 24, 2014 |
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.
| Sep. 26, 2014 |
Tim DeWeese, a longtime staff member of the Johnson County Mental Health Center, has been promoted to director.
| Jul. 25, 2011 |
Two of the state's leading business groups are joining with the Kansas Insurance Department to sponsor a series of forums about plans for a Kansas health insurance exchange.
| Sep. 25, 2014 |
Five Kansas organizations received more than $5 million in 2014 funding for their projects to combat chronic disease.
| Dec. 16, 2013 |
HIE network executives say they are confident they can complete interconnection in time for federal deadline. Hanging in the balance are the networks' licenses to operate in the state as well as $1 million in federal incentive funds.
| Aug. 18, 2014 |
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.
| Sep. 24, 2014 |
The legislators' editorial counters an article critical of the compact written by members of the Johnson County Commission on Aging.
| Sep. 22, 2014 |
A health care compact bill designed to get Kansas and other states out of federal health regulations is gaining attention here for its possible Medicare implications. But a national expert on Medicare says the compact, which needs Congressional approval, is "not even on the back burner" in Washington, D.C.
| Sep. 16, 2014 |
Legislators who supported a multi-state bill that would exempt Kansas from federal regulations on publicly funded health care tried Monday to dissuade a senior advisory board in Johnson County from running an article criticizing the compact's potential effects on Medicare.
| May. 22, 2014 |
A new policy aims to do away with smoking in city-owned housing, but many residents are not pleased.
| Sep. 11, 2014 |
Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook said the health care compact would not affect Medicare as the group fears, but leaders of the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging's advisory board say their concerns are valid.
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