Dave Ranney

Senior Writer/Editor

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Dave Ranney, Senior Writer/Editor, is a journalist who has covered state government for the Harris News Service, the Wichita Eagle and, most recently, the Lawrence Journal-World. He has a special interest in social services. Ranney received the Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award in 2000. The award recognizes outstanding reporting by a Kansas newspaper. Ranney, who holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology, worked with adults with developmental disabilities for eight years before becoming a reporter.

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Crisis intervention center to open in Topeka

Valeo Behavioral Health Care hopes its new facility will mean fewer mentally ill adults are referred to Osawatomie State Hospital or end up in jail.

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Ruling on in-home Medicaid services creates questions for providers, beneficiaries

New overtime pay requirement expected to increase Kansas costs by at least $13M

The new rule, due to take effect Jan. 1, 2015, 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.

Campaign launched to improve state's breastfeeding rate

Kansas hopes to move up from 42nd spot in 2011 survey

The event’s keynote speaker stressed the importance of helping business leaders recognize the economic benefits of breastfeeding.

KDADS awards $1M to south-central Kansas mental health coalition

Crisis services aim to reduce numbers at state hospitals, prisons

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.

KDADS analysis identifies 11 communities with greater mental health needs

Official outlines upcoming grants at crisis intervention training event

“We’ve been going out and meeting with people in those communities,” said KDADS Assistant Secretary Lea Taylor, addressing a statewide conference on law enforcement training and mental health crises.

KDADS outlines $75K in new mental health programs

The projects were developed by the Governor’s Mental Health Task Force and the Governor’s Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Advisory Council.

Governor's office declines to support early childhood grant

Children's Cabinet unable to move forward with application for federal funding

Administration officials told the Children's Cabinet director that it would be “unwise to move forward” in applying for a Preschool Development Grant without first conferring with the Kansas Legislature.

Hutchinson to host community conversation on mental health issues

Similar sessions have been held in Manhattan, Abilene and Wamego.

Kansas teens in foster care to get free photo IDs

The initiative, which will cost about $10,000, is expected to affect 424 teens and young adults.

Breastfeeding advocates to meet in Wichita

Kansas Health Summit on Breastfeeding organizers expect 200 people - doctors, nurses, program directors, advocates - to attend the daylong session in Wichita.

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