Policy & Research


Foundational Public Health Services in Kansas

By Sarah M. Hartsig, M.S. | November 13, 2017

Foundational Public Health Services in Kansas

READ IT HERE: Report: Foundational Public Health Services Assessment and Performance Management Subcommittee: Final Report 2016–2017

Kansas public health agencies have committed to a multi-year process aimed at modernizing the Kansas public health system. This effort focuses on the Kansas Foundational Public Health Services (FPHS) model, a minimum package of public health services that should be available to all Kansans. 

This report documents the activities of a subcommittee of the Kansas Public Health Systems Group (PHSG)—a multi-sector coalition of Kansas state public health partners representing public health practice, academic institutions, government and charitable organizations. The subcommittee's work was a four-part effort which included:

1. A literature review of similar FPHS models from other states;
2. A stakeholder engagement and vetting process to develop the Kansas FPHS model; 
3. A capacity assessment of Kansas local health departments; and 
4. A list of performance measures for the FPHS.

The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) delivers objective information, conducts credible research, and supports civil dialogue enabling policy leaders to make informed health policy decisions that enhance their effectiveness as champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.