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Kansas groups receive CDC funding for projects to fight chronic disease

Five Kansas organizations received more than $5 million in 2014 funding for their projects to combat chronic disease.

Sunflower Foundation announces 2014 Advocacy Fellowship graduates

The 14 members of the fellowship class attended six three-day sessions, where they learned how to be advocate for the Kansans they serve.

Kansas revenue decline among steepest in the nation

A report from the Rockefeller Institute of Government says federal tax policy changes are the main cause of revenue declines in many states, but Kansas and Alaska are exceptions.

Kansas, Missouri organizations receive mental health grants

The grants were among $99 million disbursed by HHS under a plan aimed at reducing gun violence, increasing access to mental health services and making schools safer.

Kansas receives $3.5M grant to reduce infant mortality

Five-year funding will support Geary County project

The five-year grant will help bolster a Geary County project known as Delivering Change.

Former Stormont-Vail CEO named to Davis advisory council

Oliverius and the other advisory council members are charged with bringing together business leaders, employers, educators, trained professionals and other stakeholders from each economic sector to address the diverse challenges and opportunities for growth in each industry.

KDADS receives $3.9M grant to expand employment support for mentally ill

Staff on the five-year project will work with community mental health centers to expand employment services for Kansans with mental illness at Comcare in Wichita and the Compass Behavioral Health Center in Southwest Kansas.

Praeger to cross party lines and endorse Anderson

Democrat Dennis Anderson is seeking to succeed Republican Sandy Praeger as the state’s insurance regulator. He’s running against Ken Selzer, the GOP nominee.

Michigan health educator selected as KAMU’s new director

Cyzman most recently has been a vice president for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

KC event designed to spur community conversation on health

The "Community Conversation on Health" will include KC metro residents who are uninsured, medically underserved, health care providers or in fields related to community health, such as education and law enforcement.

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