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REACH Foundation awards more than $1M to health, advocacy organizations

The 17 organizations contribute to the health care safety net system in the six counties within REACH Healthcare Foundation's service area.

National association honors Praeger

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.

Kansas Health Foundation launches effort to improve school wellness

Initiative includes website with resources for parents, educators

The Kansas Health Foundation is teaming with local education leaders to raise awareness of student health programs and help parents get involved with wellness committees at schools across the state.

KHI receives new grant for national public health project

The new grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will allow the Center for Sharing Public Health Services to continue its work through June 2015.

Economic policy conference to focus on health reform law

"The Affordable Care Act in Kansas: Impacts on People, Business and Providers" will be the topic of this year’s Kansas Economic Policy Conference on Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Kansas Union.

Health news cooperative will cover Kansas, Missouri

Heartland Health Monitor involves four organizations

The Heartland Health Monitor is a news partnership among KCUR public radio, the Hale Center for Journalism at KCPT-TV, the Kansas Health Institute News Service and Kansas Public Radio.

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.

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