Policy & Research


Advanced Education in Kansas Public Health

By Jason Orr, M.P.H. | March 23, 2016

It seems that Kansas may be lagging behind the nation in public health workforce educational attainment, as evidenced in recent reports. This is a critical issue facing Kansas and its public health system. The lack of education for top executives and frontline public health workers may result in a reduced utilization of evidence-based practices and also may contribute to the difficulty in communicating the necessity and impacts of public health work in Kansas. This report compiles evidence supporting the necessity and benefits that accompany advanced public health education, barriers and incentives for that education, and also highlights data specific to Kansas... READ MORE.

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.