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.
| Nov. 11, 2014 |
Grant extension will allow KHI to maintain Center for Sharing Public Health Services, a national initiative that supports cross-jurisdictional sharing in public health.
| 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.
| Sep. 02, 2013 |
This study documents and describes the characteristics of childhood immunization services in the Kansas private provider system.
| 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.
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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.
| Nov. 24, 2014 |
Kansas law currently bars state officials from placing restrictions on mental health drugs prescribed to Medicaid recipients. A legislative committee recommended repealing that law last week, saying the state needs to step in to prevent inappropriate uses of such drugs.
| Jan. 08, 2014 |
"Really it's about the free market in the realm of professional licensure," said Jeff Glendening, state director for the Kansas Chapter of Americans for Prosperity. "For us, this issue is really about 'Is government the best at telling consumers who should providing their services?' This allows the market to dictate that. The benefit of that is greater access in underserved areas around the state."
| Sep. 03, 2013 |
Professional staff at Osawatomie State Hospital need to spend more time interacting with patients, less time in meetings, according to a consultant's report. And KDADS Secretary Shawn Sullivan said he will put a new emphasis on programs aimed at keeping people from being admitted at Osawatomie and the other state hospitals.
| Nov. 21, 2014 |
Praeger, a moderate Republican who is retiring in January after three terms as insurance commissioner, has been an advocate for health reform despite opposition from others in her party.
| Nov. 20, 2014 |
A report released by the Kansas Hospital Association says the state stands to lose more than $2.2 billion in federal matching funds between 2016 and 2020.
| Aug. 28, 2012 |
KanCare's managed care companies each will use its own set of subcontractors to oversee dental, vision, pharmacy and transportation benefit packages.
| Nov. 03, 2014 |
Dozens of dentists in Salina rallied opposition to a ballot measure to remove fluoride from the city's water supply, and voters rejected the measure by a 2-to-1 margin Tuesday.
| Nov. 19, 2014 |
While the state already faces a projected $280 million revenue this budget year, an additional $40 million is needed to meet rising KanCare costs.
| Nov. 18, 2014 |
A federal agency has sent notice that Medicare payments to overcrowded Osawatomie State Hospital will be terminated, but state officials say they will address concerns before the deadline and avoid that action.
| Nov. 07, 2014 |
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services plans informational sessions in Wichita, Hays and Lawrence.
| Oct. 30, 2014 |
The 206-bed inpatient facility for adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses this week had 235 patients.
| 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.
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